Japanese carmaker Toyota has good news for the enthusiastic drivers who want to document their adventures. The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma now lets you capture all the epic off-road action and fun with a built in GoPro camera mount in every model of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
When released, Motor Authority reports that all the models of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be equipped with a standard GoPro camera mount right in the front glass of the beloved small(er) truck. This fun GoPro addition to the Toyota Tacoma is expected to encourage drivers to record their wildest outdoor activities and savor the experience longer watching the captured videos. The GoPro cameras won’t be included with every purchase of the Toyota Tacoma, but watch out for future deals and promos by Toyota which could possibly bundle the Tacoma and the GoPro camera.
Carscoops reports that the emergence of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon has probably posed a serious competition to Toyota, resulting to this added gimmick for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. GoPro’s dominance in the outdoor camera market and its appeal to outdoorsy, adventurous people might actually resonate to a purchase of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma over its competitors.
However, in a statement released by GoPro, it clarifies that this partnership between Toyota for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is only the first of its kind and it isn’t exclusive. It is believed that the Tacoma GoPro deal was set to start a trend of collaborations between carmakers and tech and gadget companies in the near future but GoPro has yet to announce similar deals with other cars apart from the Toyota Tacoma.
Aside from the standard GoPro camera mount, Master Herald details that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma boasts better engine performance, interior refinements, and an updated technology. The features and specifications of the upcoming Toyota Tacoma will include angular exterior styling, high-strength steel under the sheet metal for better rigidity, ultra-high-strength steel integrated into the body using a stamping process that makes the 2016 Toyota Tacoma very light in weight, technological improvements such as an infotainment console at the center stack with a touch screen display that controls entertainment, better navigation, and smartphone integration functions including a wireless charging pad, among others. But the most significant improvement for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is reportedly found under the hood. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be in either a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or a new 3.5-liter V6 engine which optimizes fuel injection. This comes along with an Atkinson power cycle to improve efficiency. The new V6 engine for the Toyota Tacoma is also set to lead its class in terms of fuel economy.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is leaked to sell from $22,200 for the base model all the way to $39,375 for the high-end model.
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