2016 Toyota Tacoma
(Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)

Toyota has given a first glimpse of the redesigned 2016 Tacoma, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 12. A release date has not been announced, but the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will join the ranks of recently redesigned compact trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon when it goes on sale.

We probably won’t get a full look at the 2016 Tacoma until closer to the full reveal, but Toyota’s photos provide some insight about what we can expect. Edmunds writes, “The teaser photo hints at a more aggressive look for the truck, with narrower headlights and a more angular grille. Design cues appear to be derived from the Toyota 4Runner SUV.”

Motor Trend adds “we at least know both the Access Cab and Double Cab models will still continue to be offered, though rumors suggest the regular cab model will be dropped from the lineup.”

2016 Toyota Tacoma
(Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)

The current Toyota Tacoma has not been redesigned since the 2005 model year, and the 2015 model currently holds third place in our compact truck rankings. Pricing, release date and full specifications for the redesigned 2016 Tacoma have yet to be announced, but some analysts report that new and upcoming models should breathe new life into the compact truck marketplace.

John Krafcik, president of TrueCar says in a statement, “This segment is often overlooked, but we’re projecting it to grow 18 percent in the next two years with GM’s stepped up efforts, a new Tacoma for the 2016 model year and Honda's all-new Ridgeline."

(Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.)

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