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Jack Hollis, V.P. of Toyota Marketing introduces the TRD Pro Series at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota has officially debuted the TRD Pro Series of trucks this morning at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Instead of being out in the frigid snow, V.P. of Toyota Marketing, Jack Hollis introduced the TRD Pro Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma live in front of the media in a special built indoor off-road course. The TRD Pro was inspired by Toyota’s rich off-road motorsports heritage with the great Ivan “Ironman” Stewart. The TRD Pro series trucks will be offered on the 4×4 models in three exterior colors which includes an exclusive “Inferno” red-orange color. Each of the trucks will sport special TRD Pro suspension gear including beefy TRD Bilstein shocks with aux reservoirs, springs, a special skid plate, tuned TRD exhaust, specific retro “TOYOTA” badging on the grille, interior accessories and black TRD wheels. The Tundra TRD Pro has the most features to offer:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
  • All-black 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin ORP tires
  • TRD dual exhaust system
  • TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping
  • Unique interior seat color with red stitching
  • Unique instrument panel ornament insert

Sadly the TRD Supercharger did not make it on the standard list of feature for these trucks. At least the Tundra TRD Pro should have featured it as it would have been a very capable Ford Raptor SVT-fighter. On a brighter note, the TRD Supercharger is still available as an accessory so one could still build their ultimate Toyota truck. Perhaps Toyota will release a limited edition “TRD Pro Supercharged” version of each truck in time for their third quarter 2014 sale date? Despite its luxury price, a Land Cruiser TRD Pro would have been interesting. It’s not too late Toyota (most specifically the Tundra TRD Pro Supercharged).

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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

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2015 Toyota Tacoma & 4Runner TRD Pro

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2015 Toyota TRD Pro Series Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner

 

Press Release:

Let’s Get Dirty!

Toyota Kicks Up Some Dust with the All-New TRD Pro Series of Off-Road Vehicles
February 06, 2014

CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2014) – Get ready to go where even roads fear to tread with the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota.  Already favorites among serious off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get even more capable with these new, aggressive off-road packages designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).Rising from the DesertThe TRD Pro Series arises from Toyota’s storied off-road racing heritage, with numerous victories in the grueling Baja 500 and 1000 endurance races.  Born from this experience in the desert, Toyota’s terrain-conquering vehicles will help serious off-roaders go places they never dreamed possible.Serious Specs for Serious Off-RoadersThe new factory-installed TRD Pro Series is aimed squarely at extreme off-roading enthusiasts who push their trucks and SUVs to the limit.  Available on 4X4 models of Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, all TRD Pro Series vehicles will be equipped with:

  • TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs
  • TRD front skid plate
  • Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging (pays tribute to early iconic Toyota models)
  • TRD floor mats
  • TRD shift knobs
  • Black wheels

A hot new color, Inferno, is joined by Black and Super White, cool classics for off-road rigs.Tundra Like No OtherIn addition to the shared features, the Tundra TRD Pro will be equipped exclusively with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
  • All-black 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin ORP tires
  • TRD dual exhaust system
  • TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping
  • Unique interior seat color with red stitching
  • Unique instrument panel ornament insert

Taco SupremeBuilding on the best-selling compact pickup in the industry, Tacoma TRD Pro beefs up and adds a little hot sauce with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front
  • Decreased spring rate
  • 16-inch black beadlock-style wheels
  • BFGoodrich® All-Terrain LT265/75R16 tires
  • TRD Exhaust
  • Black TRD PRO badge

Rock Star 4RunnerAdding to its rock-crawling prowess, 4Runner TRD PRO will be exclusively equipped with:

  • 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • 1” of additional wheel travel
  • All-new 17-inch TRD all-black alloy wheels
  • Black TRD Pro badges
  • Black front and rear lower bumper accents

Street Cred On and Off-RoadThe TRD Pro Series is the most-advanced yet in a long line of TRD packages for Toyota trucks that dates back to 1998 when the first Off-Road package was introduced for Tacoma.  TRD has been an in-house engine and chassis developer for successful Toyota racing activities around the world for nearly four decades.  It also develops motorsport-derived accessories for Toyota, Lexus and Scion street cars and trucks.  TRD’s U.S. operations were first established in 1979 and are headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with an additional facility in Salisbury, N.C.      The TRD Pro Series will start getting down and dirty in the fall of 2014.

Original Toyota Off-Road Game Returns! 
Be the first to take the TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner off-road and online by playing, Super Off Road™: TRD Pro Edition Presented by Toyota.Choose your favorite TRD Pro model and put them to the test on the toughest, muddiest, most grueling online off-road track. Score power-ups, challenge friends and compete to beat the leaderboard. Visitwww.ToyotaSuperOffRoad.com for more information.

2015 TRD PRO SERIES PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Tundra TRD Pro Tacoma TRD Pro 4Runner TRD Pro
Wheels 18” black alloy w/ TRD logo 16” black beadlock style TRD alloy New 17” black TRD alloy
Tires Michelin ORP BFGoodrich All Terrain KO
  • TBD
Shocks TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 2” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 46mm OE
– 12mm shafts > 12mm OESpeed & Position Valving
– Bilstein progressive piston and valve design
– 3 stage position sensitive valvingREAR:
– 1.25” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 46mm OERemote Reservoirs
– Increased oil capacity for heat management
– Increased control of cavitation
TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 36/32mm OE
– 18mm shafts > 12mm OEREAR:
– 1.5” of additional wheel travel
– 46mm pistons > 36/30mm OE
– Remote reservoir
TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 32mm OE
– 18mm shafts > 12mm OEREAR:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 46mm pistons > 32mm OE
– Remote reservoir
Springs Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
– Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
– Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle
Exhaust TRD Dual Exhaust- Stainless steel system
– Polished steel dual wall tips
– Reduced back pressure
– Throaty rumble sound
TRD Cat Back Exhaust- Stainless steel system
– Polished steel dual wall tips
– Reduced back pressure
– Throaty rumble sound
No Change from OE
Skid Plate New TRD Front Skid Plate- 1/4” thick aluminum with oil pan access panel TRD Front Skid Plate- 1/8” thick stamped silver powder-coated TRD Stamped Front Skid Plate- 1/4” thick aluminum with venting for front differential
Exterior – Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– “TRD Pro” quarter bed panel stamping
– Black “TUNDRA” badging on doors
– Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– Black “TRD PRO” external hard badge
– Black “TACOMA” badging on doors
– Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– Black “TRD PRO” external hard badges
– Black front and rear lower bumper accent
Exterior Colors Black, Super White, and Inferno (all-new exclusive color)
Interior – TRD Shift Knob
– TRD Floor Mats
– Unique seat color with red stitching
– Unique IP ornament insert
– TRD Shift Knob
– TRD Floor Mats
– TRD Shift Knob
– TRD Floor Mats
 Source: Toyota
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