Little is known about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma; some people are saying that it will have one engine, while others say it will be something completely different.
Of course, no one really knows what the specification will be, but from talking to our sources, we have compiled a list of information that we believe to be correct, only time will tell if we’ve got it right, but we’re pretty confident.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Release date
We believe that the new 2018 Toyota Tacoma will make its debut in 2017, possibly at the Chicago Auto Show. This should mean that it hits the showrooms sometime in late 2017, or perhaps just in to the start of 2018.
2018 Toyota Tacoma release date: early 2018
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2018 Toyota Tacoma Price
This is where there is some confusion; we’ve seen people saying that it will sell for $23,000, but we think that’s the wrong market – it will compete against the likes of the Colorado, this will mean a price in the region of $31,000 to make it competitive.
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2018 Toyota Tacoma Diesel
Let’s get the biggest thing out of the way; we think that Toyota will lose the 3.5 liter V6 gas engine in favor of a diesel, a 2.8 liter 4-cylinder turbo charged diesel which doesn’t make great horsepower (about 170 BHP) but makes a hefty 350 lb/ft of torque.
The reason for this is that Toyota have been losing sales to the diesel competition, in fact sales numbers have been surprisingly low for the Tacoma. Toyota need to offer a decent truck with a diesel option and the Tacoma 2018 will fit that perfectly. Power will be sent to the wheels via a 6-speed auto transmission.
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2018 Toyota Tacoma Specs
Thanks to the new engine, we’ll see a slightly redesigned front end, incorporating a hood scoop and larger grille – these will be necessary thanks to cooling requirements and the fitment of an intercooler to boost the power output.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Colors
The current Tacoma color range consist of 8 colors. They include black, quicksand, blazing blue pearl, barcelona red metallic, inferno, magnetic gray metallic, super white and silver sky metallic. The 2018 Tacoma is likely to keep most of this colors, while some of them might be replaced by another.
2018 Toyota Tacoma Redesign and changes
This should give the Tacoma a slightly more aggressive look, but other than that, not much else is expected to change – it still looks modern and fresh so it’s thought that Toyota won’t restyle it.
Inside the cabin, we’ll see an updated infotainment system and few trim pieces changed but the overall design will be similar to what we have now, perhaps with slightly more rugged upholstery.
We think that Toyota will reengineer the suspension to make the truck that much better off-road, which also fits with the diesel rumor; a solid diesel engine with plenty of low down torque will be great for off roading.
The cab options would be preserved, we expect 2018 Toyota Tacoma double cab with 5-ft and 6-ft bed and access cab.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Tacoma TRD Pro is the top-end trim level for the Tacoma, especially designed for the harsh road conditions and extreme off-road. It even looks different than standard Tacomas, which mean different grille, hood scoop, exhaust system. But the main differences are inside – TRD Pro has completely retuned suspension, including special TRD shock absorbers and armored skid plate.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
Unlike TRD Pro, the TRD Sport is just an equivalent of Toyota’s S and SE trims for the rest of product line. It means more sporty appearance than standard car – enlarged alloy rims, different notes to exterior and interior design. Particulary, the Tacoma TRD Sport has sunroof, 17-inch rims and V6 engine in standard.