There are so many things to get excited about when it comes to the new automotive model year.
For Toyota, that excitement comes in seven exciting packages and here they are: Toyota’s lucky seven for 2016.
If you’ve got your sights set on a new Toyota, take a look at this lineup.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: An Expert at Adaptation
The Toyota RAV4 has always been recognized as a vehicle that is eager and easy to adapt to new trends and consumer preferences.
But when it comes to the ultimate adaptation, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is a stunning trendsetter, securing its spot in the ever-growing green automotive inventory.
Though Toyota has yet to release specific details concerning the drivetrains, word on the street is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will offer increased horsepower and enhanced acceleration.
The eighth hybrid offered by the Toyota brand, the RAV4 Hybrid will feature all-wheel drive and optional 17-inch alloy wheels.
Consumers will be able to choose from two trim levels, either the XLE or Limited.
The exterior palette for the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid includes white, gray, silver, black, and a jewel-toned blue shade.
The non-hybrid RAV4 will also be updated for 2016, featuring new trim levels constructed to showcase a significantly improved interior.
Either one will surely delight drivers and lure some new consumers to the RAV4 model line.
The 2016 Toyota Prius: A Fourth Generation Gem
In keeping with the hybrid craze, the fourth generation of the Toyota Prius is expected to arrive in 2016, though the exact release date has yet to be set. Or, at least, it has yet to be shared with the general public.
Offering a ten percent improvement in fuel efficiency, the 2016 Toyota Prius is expected to boast a fuel economy of 55 miles per gallon. Currently, the Prius is able to get 50 miles per gallon, so this increase to 55 will be quite the money saver.
Toyota suggests that the 2016 Prius will be a sportier car, more fun to drive, and will potentially offer all-wheel drive, ideal for those of us who are concerned about the environment, but live in environments where the winters can be harsh, creating a challenging commute.
Rumor has it Toyota will release another plug-in Prius, which will offer an electric range beyond the current model’s eleven miles.
Shrinking your carbon footprint will be fun in either of the new eco-conscious Prius models.
The 2016 Toyota Supra: A Mysterious Return
Back after more than a decade away, the 2016 model year will mark the return of the Toyota Supra.
Unfortunately, all we know is that it will be here by then, but so far, nothing else has officially or unofficially leaked, regarding the details of this car.
But, what we do know is that this is car consumers didn’t want to see go, and its reincarnation has been highly anticipated.
Some in the industry say that the new Supra will also be offered as a hybrid model.
We shall see…
The 2016 Toyota Mirai: The Future is Upon Us
Aptly named, “Mirai” translates from Japanese as “future.”
Harnessing hydrogen through the process of electrolysis, the Mirai uses water as an energy source, separating the hydrogen molecules and storing them in fuel-cells.
This car features some futuristic technology as a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, powered by a fuel cell with a maximum output of 114 kilowatts or 153 horsepower, with extra power provided by the 1.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Drivers can dump the water collected by the condensor holding tank while the Mirai is in motion.
Expected to hit showrooms by the second half of 2015, the 2016 Toyota Mirai is priced at the starting MSRP of $57,500.
Toyota is offering a monthly leasing option of $499, following a down payment of $3,649.
When it comes to water works, the 2016 Toyota Mirai is a winner.
The 2016 Toyota Avalon: The Stuff of Legend
The new Toyota Avalon epitomizes the expression of not fixing what isn’t broken.
Drivers love the Avalon for its comfort and roomy interior. It’s a quiet ride, smooth, and generally pleasing all around.
Toyota hasn’t changed much on the Avalon when it comes to the new model year.
Consumers still have options when it comes to drivetrains, either the 3.5-liter V6 engine, generating 268 horsepower, or the hybrid alternative, consisting of a four-cylinder engine accompanied by batteries and motors, able to get 200 horsepower.
Fuel efficiency among the best features of the Avalon Hybrid with its EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon.
Avalon aficionados will be able to choose from five trim levels: the gasoline-powered option comes as the XLE, Limited or Touring, while the hybrid is available in either the XLE or Touring trims.
Like the legendary island from Arthurian lore for which it is named, the Avalon is an automotive legacy.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma: A Quadruple Threat
All new for 2016, the Toyota Tacoma has the fun standard feature of GoPro mounts, allowing you to capture and create memories from your travels and trips.
And there are four unique trim levels for pickup truck lovers to choose from.
The Tacoma SR5 has an available and brand new V6 engine and features keyless entry, a 4.2-inch information display, projector beam headlights, while the Tacoma TRD Sport offers all kinds of additional technological bells and whistles, including Qi wireless charging and the Smart Key System with Push Button Start.
For those Toyota lovers who just delight in off-road excursions, the Tacoma TRD features Crawl Control and Multi-terrain Select driving options.
If you like all-terrain explorations, but also appreciate luxury, the Tacoma Limited is definitely the truck for you. With its embossed leather trim, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a large-paneled moonroof, the Limited model is anything but.
These trucks are capable and committed to fierce performance and adventure.
The 2016 Toyota Corolla: A Special Twist on a Toyota Favorite
Before summer turns to fall, Toyota will release a new special edition of its ever-popular and reliable Corolla.
As suggested by “special edition” Toyota will release a limited amount of these cars, 8,000 in total to be exact.
This special edition of America’s favorite compact sedan is marked by glossy black 17-inch wheels, Special Edition floor mats, and seats accented by red stitching.
The lucky 8,000 who purchase this vehicle can choose from Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl, and Super White exterior colors.
Because looks aren’t everything, Toyota has added some new technology to this Corolla, including a smart key entry system with push-button start and fun options like a power sunroof and Toyota’s own Entune system with navigation capabilities.
This is indeed a special edition, one worth waiting for. Fortunately, the wait won’t be long.
With 2016 fast approaching, you’ve got some serious options to consider when it comes to driving a new Toyota. In the future, how will you go places?