YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hot on the heels of President Akio Toyoda’s announcement that the automaker will be returning to the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) is racing headlong into the 2015 season, doubling their Rally-America appearances and adding depth to their stable of drivers, crew and support team.
If you had the keys to each one of the TRD Pro Series vehicles and free reign to explore a diverse and beautiful foreign country, what would you do?
With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.
Toyota went to great lengths to get the word out on its all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which was unveiled during its world premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Toyota showed the unveiling live on the Web, hosted a live chat with Chief Engineer Mike Sweers after the introduction, and the company also teased the truck world with images just prior to the show.
Among the many truck-related announcements today, Toyota made headlines when it unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show this afternoon. As we reported earlier, the new Tacoma will have two engine options for 2016 that include a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline motor and a new 3.5-liter V6. But many have wondered whether Toyota would offer a diesel option, maybe something based on the overseas diesel that powers the Hilux.
Since its introduction in 2005, the second-generation Toyota Tacoma has led the mid-size truck market, being the best-selling truck every year during that time. The Chevrolet Colorado is looking to break that undefeated streak in 2015, and if you’ve read our recent Mid-Size Truck Shootout you’ll see that it might have the chance to do so. But even if Chevy makes a nice dent in the mid-size segment in 2015, in 2016 it will no longer compete against stale competition, as today Toyota unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
The wait is over. Toyota gave us a glimpse of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma recently, but we weren’t given any details about this truck other than a few looks at the exterior. Toyota will be unveiling this new truck today at its press conference at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, and you can watch all the action here.
Next month, Toyota plans to unveil its newly redesigned 2016 Tacoma at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. As Toyota notes, “The all-new 2016 beast hits the stage at 12:50 p.m. EST, Monday Jan. 12.”
Although there have been rumblings that Toyota’s all-new Tacoma would be unveiled soon, it’s now official that Toyota will pull the cover off its 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show next month. In the teaser released today, Toyota says “The all-new 2016 Tacoma will be ready to once again set the benchmark for midsize pickup performance.”