If you are a pick-up trucks’ fan, the 2014 Toyota Tacoma is coming for you. If you want to get a truck that combines efficiency and ostentatious design, you should wait for this truck to enter the showrooms. We expect a more powerful engine and a better styled design. There is also a rumour going on that Toyota will collaborated with Ford motor company to introduce more technology into its new product. Although Toyota has not announced the release date and price, from all indications, the truck will enter showrooms late 2013 and the base price will still be around $17,265.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Engines
Information about the engine’s spec are still closely guarded, we have heard of a V6 and 4 cylinder engines. We do not know if the two engines will be available or just one of it will come. If a new 4 cylinder engine makes an entry, a 5 speed standard automatic transmission will definitely be made available. The 2.7 litre engine previously used may give way for an improved 6 cylinder one. If this happened, we expect a 6 speed automatic transmission to come along. The fuel efficiency of the 6-cylinder and 4-cylinder is rated at 26 and 30 mph respectively.
From the information we got, one of the changes we should expect to see in the Toyota Tacoma 2014 is the introduction of Direct Injection engine. We do not know if this will be the direct injection V6 or a new direct injection 4.6-Litre or 5.7 Litre. Direct injection is another way to increase fuel efficiency, and it is estimated that there will be a 5-10% improvement in the gas mileage with its introduction.
Aside from the Direct Injection engine, we also know that some things will change in the 2014 Tacoma.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Features
It is a fact that the new truck will come with a larger fuel tank, more traditional styling and an aggressive look. We also know that as part of its plan to improve 2014 Tacoma’s fuel economy, Toyota will lower its ride height just a little, flatten the underside and make it more aerodynamic. This will be done without lowering the underside too much to prevent ground clearance. We have also confirmed that a new dash is coming. The oversized knobs will return, but the layout of the dash will be modified. There will be new gauges and better quality materials will be used.
Toyota has long been a fan of Variable valve timing (VVT); currently some of its engines are running on a variable valve lift system. We have heard rumours that this may also be used in the Toyota Tacoma 2014. Hydraulic steering pumps are gradually being replaced by the more efficient electric motors, Toyota likes to be among the pace setters, we will be surprised if it does not introduce electric steering to its new products. With most automaker embracing weight reduction technologies, we expect Toyota to follow the modern trend by using high strength steel.
Buyers were not happy with the frame design of the 2012 model. With the expected change in frame design, new interior design, a better performing engine, integrated brake controller, cheap price and other impressive features we have mentioned above, why will you not wait for 2014 Toyota Tacoma?