2017 Toyota Tacoma diesel, redesign, price – When it comes to pickup trucks, Toyota is known and respected manufacturer, especially in the places where these pickups need to do some serious work and are not just for show. One of their popular models, Tacoma, has not been updated for years now and although it is a great pickup, it appears that it is not selling so good anymore. That is why the Japanese manufacturer decided to finally update the popular pickup, which is going to be known as the new Toyota Tacoma 2017. Most notable changes are on the exterior, where the new Tacoma has all-new design, but according to the manufacturer, the biggest improvement is the new chassis (which is also used for Toyota Hilux).
2017 Toyota Tacoma redesign
First thing you will notice on the outside of the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma is how similar this pickup is to Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Tundra. Both of these vehicles have been redesigned and it appears that customers love the new design. It will also have the new hexagonal grille, smaller headlights with built in LED daytime running lights. The pickup will be offered with 16-inch alloy wheels and can be bought with either normal or all-terrain tires. The back of the pickup is quite classic – two vertical taillights and Tacoma branding can be seen.
The interior is going to get lots of changes and improvements. First thing Tacoma owners will notice is how improved is the quality of the cabin, especially when you compare it with the previous models. Most notable changes are better seats, dashboard made out of soft plastic material and waterproof floor mats. The base model of 2017 Toyota Tacoma will come with air conditioning, adjustable front seats, multifunctional steering wheel and four speaker audio system with USB connectivity as part of the standard equipment.
New Toyota Tacoma 2017 specs
The one thing that is not going to be changed in the new Toyota Tacoma 2017 is the engine. The pickup truck will be available with the popular 2.7-liter inline-4 engine, that should have more power than its predecessor – it should produce around 190 horsepower and it will probably be paired with new six speed automatic gearbox and four wheel drive will be optional.
If we look at the competition we can notice that their trucks also come with diesel powerplants, or at least they have plans for that. There are some rumors about 2017 Tacoma with Cummins diesel 2.8-liter engine which will improve its fuel economy and towing capacity as well.
2017 Toyota Tacoma price and release date
The base model of the new Toyota Tacoma 2017 should be cheaper than its competition – it should cost around $18,000. Its competition is going to be chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma should go on sale in the summer of 2016.