Toyota TRD Pro off-road lineup debuts in Chicago

2019 Toyota TRD Pro line gets new shocks and accessories

ToyotaFor 2019, Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma will all feature Fox shocks and a host of impressive off-road equipment tuned and designed by the engineers at Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Depending on options, a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro could come with an electronic terrain management system to work with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The option for SUV buyers is the 4Runner TRD Pro, which for 2019 adds a new roof rack, a front skid plate with red "TRD" lettering, and 17-inch alloys finished in matte black and wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler P265/70R17 A/T tires. The trucks is also equipped with foglights, projector-style headlights and TRD Pro badging. Toyota says that the design of the shocks allows for a plush ride on the roads but stiffens to prevent bottoming during hard use. Of course, they're all tuned for the needs of each truck. It has an upscale stereo, the Entune Premium JBL Audio with subwoofer amplifier and Integrated Navigation and App Suite, along with TRD Pro-branded floor mats and leather-trimmed seats.

The 2019 TRD Pro series will be available in fall of 2018, and each vehicle will be offered in three colors that include Super White, Midnight Black Metallic or Voodoo Blue (a TRD Pro exclusive).

Toyota TRD Pro off-road lineup debuts in Chicago
Toyota TRD Pro off-road lineup debuts in Chicago

The major exterior upgrade, and one that has all the Tacoma fans excited about this release, is the new TRD Desert Air intake that will save the 278 horsepower V6 engine from all the dust and silt that could foul it in time.

The three vehicles all have the Toyota 36-month/36,000-mile warranty. Here's what arsenal of features will help these pickup trucks achieve that.

To be able to stand upright during the ordeals of off-roading, all three vehicles make use of technologies designed specifically for this goal: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

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