Toyota is on this year’s Motor Show in Chicago presented TRD versions for models Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner. Specifically Toyota for some time trying to change its image as a “boring company”. To do so, they have help of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team, who created a TRD version of the aforementioned models. This team of people for ten years works on all models of Toyota’s racing around the world. On the basis of this experience were made and serial models with TRD label.
All three products are known in the market as an excellent SUVs, especially in the case 4Runner, which has remained one of the few affordable SUV at a time when most companies switched to the popular crossover platform, and with TRD modifications competition placed to know what to expect.
Toyota TRD package – modification
A long list of modifications started with the suspension, so they all three products is elevated above for about six inches from the ground. What is a surprise is that Toyota still did not want to offer and engine modifications. For models Tundra news are 18-inch wheels for off-road tires and a new exhaust system while the interior is covered with leather and TRD labels. Other models, primarily Tacoma, get new bumpers and a mask that is significantly unlike other models.
Toyota TRD package – same engines
It has been said that the engines did not change so that the Tundra has offered two V8 engines, including 4.6L with 310 hp and the 5.7L with 381 hp, and the power will be transmitted to the rear wheel or optional all-wheel, over six speed automatic gearbox. The standard engine in the Tacoma is 4.0L V6 with 236 hp and the power is transmitted to all four wheels via a five-speed automatic gearbox. The same engine, but with 270 hp, and can be found under the hood 4Runner, with identical five-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota TRD package – release date
Customers of models Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner TRD package equipment can expect to end the year. Price for this package is still unknown. It is expected to be in the production of a very limited number.