It’s either a statement of safety or a pronouncement that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is geared to move and capture all the actions that the pickup truck can make at any time, or both.
That seems to be the logic with the standard GoPro action camera mount on all the variants of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma when they are officially released to the North and South American markets next month.
Accordingly, the Japanese carmaker has forged a partnership with American camcorder company GoPro to equip all 2016 Tacoma models with mounts for action cameras, notes Christian Today.
It is the first partnership of its kind between a carmaker and a camcorder firm and it may set a precedent to more collaboration between automakers and tech and gadget companies in the near future.
Documenting the adventures
The Tacoma has long been positioned by Toyota as an off-road specialist. It’s a tough truck that is ready for action anytime and anywhere. Owners like to see the Tacoma all covered in dirt in an adventure ride or trek. In order to document the whole adventure and journey, a GoPro action camera always helps.
That’s where the partnership between Toyota and GoPro will come in handy as adventure lovers would have the perfect opportunity to capture all their actions with the new 2016 Tacoma because it will come with the standard GoPro mount located right in the front glass of the pickup truck, details Motor Authority.
The camera mount will certainly provide an opportunity for drivers and riders of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma to record their adventures both on and off the road.
GoPro issued a statement saying that the partnership is not exclusive because it expects other carmakers to follow the lead of Toyota on the 2016 Tacoma. However, the American camcorder company has not announced any similar partnership with other carmakers yet.
More expensive than the Colorado
Much has been said about the features and specifications of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma as well as how it was redesigned from the ground up compared to its predecessor model. But none of those advance information said something about the expected retail price of the pickup truck when it rolls out into the market.
Nearly everyone in the North American motoring industry is also aware that when the 2016 Toyota Tacoma rolls out to the markets, it shall also compete head-on with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado of General Motors.
However, there has been a leak on the expected retail price of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma when it hits the North American markets next month. The leak originated from a Toyota dealers meeting on June 24 at Los Angeles, where the price range for the midsize truck was clearly indicated to go from $22,200 for the base model all the way to $39,375 for the high-end variant.
The base price of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is actually a couple of grand higher than the price for the base model of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado valued at $20,120.
Apparently, Toyota will not be battling it out with GM in terms of price in the midsize truck segment but on the aspect of engine performance, interior refinements, and updated technology.
Also on the same leaked document from the supposed Toyota dealers meeting in LA, it was also shown that there will be no single-cab configuration on the new Tacoma.
It also appears that the Japanese manufacturer will be doing away with the two-wheel drive manual opion for 2016 and beyond. However, there will still be manual option for four-wheel-drive pickup trucks.
The same set of documents also pointed out that Toyota’s manufacturing line is being streamlined so it can be more efficient with less suspension configurations.