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Thread: 2016 Tacoma Teaser Pictures

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    2016 Tacoma Teaser Pictures

    What do you all think?





    I don't think it looks too dad, and so far, I think it looks pretty good. Projector headlights and LED DLRs are a good start, plus there is no large mouth bass looking front end.

    The new Tacoma is supposed to debut at the Detroit auto show next month, along with a couple new Lexus vehicles.
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    I'll reserve my thoughts until I see it in person. Cropped photos can be deceiving. The headlights look cool but I'm surprised they didn't go big with LED's like Acura. =)
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    I agree, it looks like they could have done worse. When I saw the 5th gen 4Runner sneak photos I thought for sure it was a joke. At least that wasn't my first reaction to what you posted above.

    I will be somewhat surprised if it shows up with projectors though. Toyota has a history of releasing fresh sheetmetal sans-projectors and LED taillights, but maybe the market just won't accept that anymore, as it shouldn't.

    EDIT--It will be interesting to see what the powertrain options are. Toyota actually has competition now, so if they just throw the old 4 liter back in there and call it a day, the competition will have them for lunch. I think the new Chevy Colorado is rated at 26 mpg highway.
    Last edited by paddlenbike; 12-18-2014 at 09:17 AM.

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    Is it just me is does that grill resemble the freshly updated Tundra....?

    I'm not surprised about the LED but to tell you the truth thats probably a higher up model, the latest gen corolla when they released it had regular halogens or you could upgrade it to the LED projection headlights.

    Ken you are right, if they keep the 4 liter sales will be sure to fall, plus with Chevy strongly considering a small diesel option in the Colorado, all auto makers are going to have to step up there game.
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    I'm curious about the powertrain as well. The TR and GR series of engines have been in production for nearly 12 or 13 years now. By comparison, here's how long production ran for some of the other engines:

    MZ: 17 years
    VZ: 16 years
    UZ: 22 years
    AZ: 12 years

    There might be some life left in the UR and TR motors, but competition may dictate otherwise. One thing I noticed on the test mule that was photographed a few months back, is that the tach goes up to 8. Where the redline starts isn't really visible, but it does make me wonder if there is a smaller, more rev happy engine under the hood. Revised 3.5 maybe? Test mule also had a manual tranny.

    The Tacoma has never been released with a carryover engine either, but then again, there have only been two generations of the Tacoma. It seems like if there was a new engine, we would have heard about it by now.

    My guess:
    The 4.0 from the 4Runner is offered in the Tacoma with a revised 6 speed auto from the 4.6 UR motor, or (less likely) the 8 speed auto from Lexus makes it over. Other possibility is a revised 3.5. The 2.7 engine is dropped in favor of a new, slightly smaller AR series motor. I do think a diesel will make it sometime in this generation of Tacoma, but maybe not right off the bat. The test mule had a manual tranny with a V6, so I think it seems safe to say a manual will continue to be offered.

    Test mule pictures here: http://wot.motortrend.com/1412_next_...oit_debut.html

    Avy, I thought the same, especially with Tacoma stamped across the tailgate.
    Last edited by DHC6twinotter; 12-18-2014 at 07:31 PM.
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    Don't discount the possibility of an 8 SPD. CAFE standards are driving their adoption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanz0rz View Post
    Don't discount the possibility of an 8 SPD. CAFE standards are driving their adoption.
    Yeah, this is starting to get out of hand, 7, 8, 9 speeds, but I would gladly take that over a CVT any day, I can't stand CVTs, and of course my first experience with a CVT was in a Dodge Caliber
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    Quote Originally Posted by YotaFun View Post
    Yeah, this is starting to get out of hand, 7, 8, 9 speeds, but I would gladly take that over a CVT any day, I can't stand CVTs, and of course my first experience with a CVT was in a Dodge Caliber
    Same here. That was the worst car I have ever rented.
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    That's funny. My sister-in-law has a Caliber, and it's probably the worse car I've driven as well. She and my brother both hate the car, but my brother is now driving it since he had to sell his 4Runner to buy their condo. It's a terrible car.
    -Daniel2000 4Runner Sport | V6 | 5spd | 4x4 | Leather | 265/75-16 BFG AT/KO | OBA | BudBuilt front skid

    1990 4Runner SR5 | V6 | Auto | 2wd | 3.90 rear | Cobra CB | 265/65r17 Bridgestone Duelers H/Ts | '08 Tacoma 5 spoke rims | Has an 11:1 crawl ratio! SOLD

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    CVTs = death to any sort of driving experience. Even worse than a standard auto, which I can barely tolerate as it is.

    CVTs are light duty and you generally can't tow more than 1,500 lbs when equipped with one, so the Tacoma at least won't get one. That may change someday, but not today is not that day.

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