2016 Toyota Tacoma: Features an Integrated Camera Mount for GoPro, Starting Price Pegged at $22,000, And More

During the ninth annual Toyota FJ Summit, around 400 Toyota FJ cruisers along with their off-road adventure-seeking owners showed up. As a result, Toyota saw a great opportunity to reveal one of their most anticipated vehicles from the past few years. This is the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma which is set to go on sale, during this fall.

The mid-size pick-up truck with its respectable load of stylish and functional upgrades has done its best to keep in line with the other advanced members of the Toyota family. The vehicle now includes a new face which is comparable to that of the angular Tundra along with the upgraded 4Runner.

The interior and control sets have been redesigned and revamped, resulting in the addition of a modern and futuristic look to the car. The company declared that they are always ready to satiate the needs of truck owners but they are always concerned with the maintenance and improvement of the rugged, durable and capable character of the Tacoma. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will be available in five different grades along with double-cab or access-cab versions. People can also choose over 5- or 6-foot beds.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the third generation Tacoma and the ninth smaller truck that Toyota has introduced to the United States since 1964. Statistics suggest that around nine million Tacomas have been sold during this long period. With the introduction of vehicles like the all-new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, the Nissan Frontier and the upcoming Honda Ridgeline Truck, it seems like the mid-size truck market is about to get congested and highly competitive.

With the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, you can either receive a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, besides the five-speed manual option available on the four-cylinder Tacoma.  The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has its power coming from a brand new 3.5-liter V6 or a lower-output four-cylinder engine. The hybrid Prius has the Atkinson Cycle unit and the V6 is being configured as its non-hybrid version.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has no electric power but the presence of a variable compression cycle ensures enhanced torque and better fuel mileage. In the meantime, you can also outfit your Tacoma with a special version of the new multi-terrain select and crawl control systems. This can be seen in vehicles like the new 4Runner and this enables it to maintain a satisfying speed while travelling over the toughest of terrains.

In a new and fresh turn of events, if you are looking for a camera mount to come as a standard option for your next truck, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the one you need to go for. According to Toyota, this upcoming model will come with an industry-first GoPro Camera mount as a standard option. According to reports from Bloomberg, Toyota partnered up with GoPro in order to provide the first Tacoma redesign in a decade.

This was done in order to defend its market share and attract all truck buyers who wish to record their off-road adventures. This is a strategic move from GoPro which has probably been made to ward off upstart camera models that are trying to capture a part of the $2billion action-camera industry. Recently, there has been a trend of off-road drivers attaching cameras to their trucks with suction cups.

The observant engineers from Toyota noticed this and decided to offer a standard mount. GoPro is famous worldwide and the usual choice for off-road adrenaline junkies. As a result, Toyota decided to team up with this company. You will notice the standard GoPro mount in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, located inside the windshield, beside the rearview mirror. Sadly, you won’t be getting the camera, so you’ll need to buy it yourself.