After a Decade, Toyota Launches New Tacoma Pickup

Ten years is a lifetime in the auto industry. That being said, it’s been a decade since the Toyota Tacoma was substantively changed— and it’s rejuvenation is coming at just the right time. Sure, Toyota claims its Camry is bold, but it’s the Tacoma midsize pickup truck that makes a strong statement. Photos released ahead of the Detroit Auto Show unveil a beefy, aggressive front end, and a more sophisticated backend more reminiscent of the larger Tundra. It finally looks like a real pickup. RELATED: See More of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma The 2016 Toyota Tacoma enters a midsize pickup truck segment that has heated up thanks to the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado. Americans are liking their more manageable size and lower MSRPs. Gas may be getting cheap, but that doesn’t mean full-size trucks are. Where Toyota could really succeed with this truck is giving it serious off-road chops. Make it a Land Cruiser in a midsize pickup truck and Toyota wins the segment. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Series No details released yet on what powertrain is going to be under the hood, though, it’s most likely just going to be an improvement on its current V6. Don’t expect any surprises — this is Toyota after all, where the status quo is daring enough. Watch the "reveal" below. Or at least what Toyota considers a reveal. More details to follow after its full launch at the Detroit Auto Show.
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