Even though it is at least two years away, the new 2018 Toyota Tacoma is looking at a full redesign, and a badly needed one at that. This pickup has been going around for more than twenty years in one form or another, and the newest version is going to ensure the lineup continues for many years to come.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Release Date
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is most likely going to be released by the end of 2017, or possibly early 2018. Of course, this does not account for any delays or other circumstances that might arise.
Price for 2018 Toyota Tacoma
The exact price of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is still unknown, but if previous versions are a reference point, the base version should go for roughly $17,000.
Of course, higher tiers and additional equipment can really inflate this number, and if you go all-out, don’t be surprised if your bill reaches $30,000 or more.
Exterior of Toyota Tacoma
The exterior of the new 2018 Toyota Tacoma is rumored to resemble similar vehicles from the same company, especially the Tundra, which is definitely a good thing. Up front, we are most likely going to be seeing some form of the recognizable hexagonal grille and a distinct set of LED headlights, albeit slightly redesigned.
The overall vibe is going to be more aggressive and muscular, while the selection of colors and additional equipment is most likely going to remain the same. The old 16-inch wheels are most likely continue to be the norm.
Since some people actually use the Tacoma off-road, people over at Toyota found it prudent to include some specially designed inserts in order to protect the vehicle from dirt and help with keeping it clean.
On the inside, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is going to feature some high-quality materials for the dashboard and the upholstery, with an emphasis on comfort and safety.
This does not mean you should expect the finest leather or anything like that, though – mostly soft plastics for the dashboard and possibly cloth for the other surfaces. The mats are waterproof and the seats are redesigned to be more comfortable.
Air conditioning system is a given, of course, along with a sound system with 4 speakers and standard connectivity features: USB, Bluetooth etc. And those who prefer the finer things in life – or inside their cars, can pay a little extra for things such as real leather, satellite navigation, automatic climate control, and heated seats.
Toyota Tacoma Engine
The engine selection for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is still very much unknown. However, there are rumors of a 4.6 L V6 engine with four cylinders, not to mention the stronger, 5.7 L V6 version that is also rumored to be in the making.
Either way, an all-wheel drive is most likely going to be the norm for this vehicle, as will a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are no solid rumors on a diesel version or a hybrid, although Toyota is bound to make those as well at some point, especially if the new Tacoma proves a success.