Set to battle the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, the redesigned Tacoma has an evolutionary design which borrows a number of cues from the 4Runner.

Toyota has unveiled the 2016 Tacoma at the North American International Auto Show.

Set to battle the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, the redesigned Tacoma has an evolutionary design which borrows a number of cues from the 4Runner. 

Starting up front, there's a prominent grille which is flanked by distinctively headlights with optional LED daytime running lights. The truck also has muscular fenders, an "easy lowering" tailgate and a variety of wheels ranging in sizes from 16- to 18-inches.

The cabin is relatively straight forward and features circular air vents, metallic trim and a standard windshield-mounted GoPro camera. Higher-end variants can be equipped with a variety of options including leather upholstery, a touchscreen infotainment system and a wireless smartphone charger.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. Entry-level models will have a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, while high-end variants have an all-new 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine with D-4S technology. Toyota declined to release performance specifications but confirmed both engines will be connected to a new six-speed automatic transmission (a six-speed manual will also be available on V6 variants).

Check out the press release for additional information

2016 Toyota Tacoma unveiled with a new 3.5-liter V6 engine [video]