With over 20 years serving the people, Toyota Tacoma is loved by many and most of these just cannot wait for the debut of the 2018 model. It has very high selling statistics which Toyota aim at maintaining with this redesigned model. By making changes to make this truck, Toyota aims at making it more appealing and growing the numbers even more. It is expected that the Toyota truck will be an embodiment of luxury, comfort, and power. Here is a look at what the Toyota Tacoma 2018 will be like.
Toyota Tacoma 2018 – Exterior and Interior Redesign
With a body made from aluminum and carbon fiber, this car will much lighter and fuel efficient than previous models. The wheelbase is widened to create more cabin space. As for the grille, it will be similar to the hexagonal one in the Toyota 4Runner and Tundra. New thin LED headlights will be fitted which make visibility better while at the same time adding to the modern look of the car. The back will feature a solid look with dim plastic increases that shield the truck from stones. The tires featured will be 16-inches long.
As for the interior, it is likely to be a whole lot different from the previous models. The Toyota Tacoma 2018 will feature a plastic dashboard with a 6.1-inch display (7-inch for the TRD), waterproof mats, more cabin space making your stay in the cabin comfortable and better cloth seats with more neck and leg space. Comfort is not left to chance but appropriate measures are put in place to guarantee it. Equipment in the Tacoma will include a 4-speaker audio system which can be easily connected to your phone via Bluetooth or USB cable connection. Others will include satellite TV navigation, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, Qi wireless charging and so on. Among the qualities that make people praise the car are the audio system and climate control.
Toyota Tacoma 2018 – Engine and Performance
The Toyota Tacoma 2018 will come in various trims with varying engines and performance. The base has a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine but a more powerful option is available in the higher trims. This is the 3.5-liter V6 engine which is capable of mating 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The transmission options include a four-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 Tacoma has EPA gas ratings of 23 mpg on the highway, 18 mpg in the city and 20 mpg combined. This commendable performance makes this car an economical choice.
Toyota Tacoma 2018 – Price and Release Date
The prices of the Toyota Tacoma 2018 will depend on the trim level. The base starts at $23,300 while the TRD Off Roadway 4X4 Dual Cabin will begin at $33,750. There will be optional additions like the tow bundle which comes at $650, the premium and innovation plan at $2,330. The final cost will be around $37,610. This, however, will vary depending on location. In Australia and Britain, the 2018 Tacoma will be sold as a Hilux at AUS$ 61,690 and £27,555 respectively. This 2018 Toyota Tacoma is expected to hit the market any time from August 20th this year.