Toyota has introduced the 2019 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra TRD Pro models at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
The TRD Pro lineup was first unveiled in 2014, born from the Japanese automaker’s rich racing and off-road heritage. Each model features highly-capable, tried, and tested performance off-road equipment and for 2019, all three ride on 2.5-inch TRD Pro-exclusive Fox Internal Bypass shocks that have been tuned specifically for each vehicle by TRD. According to Toyota, the aluminum-bodied shocks offer impressive performance damping for a wide variety of driving situations, from high-speed desert running to slow-speed rock crawling, or simply driving to and from work.
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The front shocks are paired with specially-tuned TRD springs, that also give each model an aggressive, heightened stance. The rear 2.5-inch shocks feature a piggyback reservoir to house additional oil volume, helping assist in maintaining peak damping performance during extreme use. The 2019 Toyota Tundra uses rear leaf springs that are also found on the TRD Off-Road model, while the 4Runner sports TRD Off-Road rear coil springs. The Toyota Tacoma is equipped with progressive-rate off-road leaf springs.
The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro also gets an available TRD Desert Air intake that takes the 3.5-liter V6 engine’s air intake away from dust that hovers inside the wheel well during off-road operation.
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Each model also receives several new changes and upgrades. The Tacoma TRD Pro gets an updated front skid plate with TRD red lettering, while the TRD exhaust is now accented with a new Black Chrome tip. Setting the exterior apart from the standard Tacoma are unique TRD Pro badges, projector-beam headlights with black sport bezels and LED Daytime Running Lights, Rigid Industries LED fog lights, tail lights with black sport bezels, and a black Toyota grille.
The pickup gets a one-inch wider track in the front and the rear, thanks to the offset of the 16-inch TRD Pro black alloy wheels, which are wrapped with 265/70/16 Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar All-Terrain tires. Inside the cabin, there’s a standard Entune Premium JBL Audio with subwoofer amplifier and Integrated Navigation and App Suite. The Tacoma also has TRD Pro-branded floor mats and leather-trimmed seats with TRD Pro emblems on the front headrests.
Meanwhile, the Tundra receives new Rigid Industries LED fog lights, LED headlights with LED accent lights, and a unique black treatment. There’s also a new Toyota grille and hood scoop, while the back gets TRD Pro stamping on the bed’s rear quarter panels. On all four corners are new 18-inch BBS five-spoke satin black wheels wrapped in 275/65/18 Michelin tires.
The interior of the Tundra TRD Pro gets TRD Pro logos on the front leather-trimmed seats, along with red stitching accents on the dash, seats, and armrests. Helping complete the look inside the cabin are TRD Pro floor mats, shift knob, and a center console emblem. Other upgrades to the Tundra TRD Pro include a dual TRD Pro exhaust with Black Chrome tips, a TRD Pro quarter-inch skid plate. The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will offer an available moonroof.
Lastly is the iconic 4Runner, which adds a new roof rack to complement its cargo space. Like the Tundra, there’s a quarter-inch front skid plate with red TRD lettering, while matte-black 17-inch TRD wheels are bolted on each corner. The wheels are paired with Nitto Terra Grappler tires sized 265/70/17. The exterior also receives LED fog lights, blacked-out Toyota grille, and projector-beam headlights with smoked trim.
The SUV also gets standard Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, along with TRD Pro floor mats, TRD shift knob, and red-stitched Softex seats with red TRD logos on the front headrests.
The 2019 Toyota TRD Pro models will be offered in Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Voodoo Blue (TRD Pro exclusive). They will be available starting in fall of 2018, so expect pricing to be announced closer to their launch.
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