(EDMONTON, AB. – April 8, 2015) Adventure is never far away with a compact pickup truck – and this year Canadians can gear up to dominate almost any terrain they encounter, whether it be on or off-road – with the king of the hill: The all-new, 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
“The 2016 Tacoma is the product of more than 70 years of experience in building rugged, reliable trucks designed to succeed in the toughest climate and terrain conditions around the world,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc. “Making its Canadian debut at this year’s Edmonton Motorshow, the 2016 Tacoma has been redesigned and reengineered – inside and out, and from the ground up – for a life of adventure from coast to coast.”
Canadians love Tacoma’s winning formula of go-anywhere capability and cargo-carrying versatility. And for 2016, the already popular Tacoma benefits from a long list of new features and improvements, including:
- A stronger chassis and frame, reinforced with high-strength steel
- A choice of two engines: a proven, powerful and efficient 2.7L four-cylinder or an all-new, segment-first 3.5L Atkinson cycle V6 equipped with Toyota’s D-4S technology, featuring both direct and port fuel injection for increased performance efficiency
- Impressive handling performance, from an upgraded suspension that’s smoother on the road, more capable when the going gets tough, plus many available handling technologies including: A Multi-Terrain select system; Automatic limited slip and locking rear differential; Hill-start assist control; Active traction control; and Crawl control
- Fresh styling that reflects Toyota’s truck DNA, conveying a unique identity inspired by Toyota’s expertise in desert racing. The new Tacoma shares the Toyota Tundra’s more chiseled face even as it expresses Tacoma’s athletic agility and impressive capability through such visual details as a taller hood, muscular fender flares, a high beltline, and four new 16 and 17” wheel designs
- New exterior details are stylish and functional – from the slim profile, high-tech headlights with available LED DRLs, to a new, easy-lowering tailgate with integrated spoiler.
- Tacoma’s tough exterior is complemented by an interior that conveys an athletic, yet comfortable, go-anywhere, off-road feel.The instrument panel is even more driver-focused, while soft-wrapped trim and metallic accents impart a high-quality look and feel.And Tacoma buyers will now have the opportunity to capture their global adventures on video as every Tacoma will come standard with a GoPro® mount located near the rear-view mirror.
- An extensive list of available premium features, including: The Qi wireless charging system for compatible personal electronics; Smart Key with Push Button Start; Leather-trimmed seats; a Power Moonroof; Dual-zone automatic climate control; Enhanced touchscreen audio system; Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert; and more.
While there’s a lot that’s new about the new Tacoma, some things have not changed – including Toyota’s commitment to crafting quality trucks that are durable and reliable. Toyota’s quality, dependability and reliability have helped Tacoma earn the 2014 Winner of Canadian Black Book’s Best Retained Value Award for six consecutive years.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the compact pickup that’s ready to tackle almost any challenge, making it the perfect truck for Canadians that are hungry for adventure.
For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/tacoma.
Canadian Auto Show Debut
Truck fans in Alberta can be the first in the country to see the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, as it makes its Canadian debut at the Edmonton Motorshow, April 9-12 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. And that’s not all – as a special guest at this year’s show, Jamie Davis from Highway thru Hell is signing autographs at the Toyota booth on April 11th from 2pm – 5pm. Toyota’s auto show booth – completely redesigned for this year – also features a range of Toyota cars, SUVs and trucks.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.