Toyota Racing Development Called in to Give Us More

The TRD name on the side or rear of the Toyota you admire stands for Toyota Racing Development and for the 2018 model year this division of Toyota will be part of what we want on three of the models that have been the rugged trio of top performers we’ve enjoyed for years. The Tundra, Sequoia and RAV4 are all ready to hit the road in 2018 and were on display earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show to give us a look at some new trims that make a huge difference and bring the TRD features to the forefront for us.

Tundra TRD Sport

This new version of the Tundra will be offered as either a 4×4 or 4×2 models that can be had in the CrewMax and Double Cab that will be powered by the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine that offers up 381 horsepower to be an excellent truck for you to drive. The TRD improvements you’ll see to start with is a set of Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear sway bars. This truck will also feature a variety of impressive exterior features that will give you the look and feel you want on the road and out on the trails.

The exterior upgrades you’ll see for the TRD Sport model include color keyed mirrors and bumpers that are the same as the exterior color, a color keyed hood scoop, 20-inch alloy silver sport wheels, LED headlights with smoked chrome bezel, Daytime Running Lights, and LED fog lights, a mesh grill with a body color surround and TRD sport bedside graphics. These TRD features accompany the already impressive new look and features offered for the new 2018 Tundra that has been recently redesigned to be better than ever before.  You can expect exciting upgrades for Toyota Tacoma TRD too.

Sequoia TRD Sport

This full sized SUV that comes in either a 4WD and 2WD model will also come equipped with the same engine as the Tundra. The addition of TRD enhanced features will also include the Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and front and rear anti-sway bars while this SUV will feature some impressive features that make a huge difference on the road and on the trails. Some items that you’ll see that are exclusive to the Sequoia TRD Sport will include standard black fabric on the seven-passenger seating, optional black leather captain’s chairs in the Premium Package, a TRD shift knob, TRD Sport floor mats and TRD Sport sill protectors.

Signature items that will give this SUV a better exterior look than what you’ve had in the past will include a new front grill and bumper insert, metallic black mirror caps, 20-inch alloy black sport wheels, darkened rear taillight housings, black satin finish TRD Sport badging on the front doors and a metallic black and chrome Sequoia badge on the liftgate. This SUV is one that will be offered in eight different colors and comes with a variety of impressive safety and comfort features to make a huge difference for you.

RAV4 Adventure

The RAV4 won’t wear the TRD badging, but it will wear the name Adventure and feature some impressive items that come from the TRD division. This SUV will be offered in FWD with an automatic limited slip differential or with the Dynamic Torque Control AWD system. Both of these models will have the Tow Prep Package that brings in an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers along with a suspension system that offers a higher ride height. These impressive upgrades will make this an SUV that works great for you on the road and on the trails to be the performance model of the RAV4 you want.

The RAV4 Adventure will also feature items that make it unique and give it the look you want. These items include large over fender flares, 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels, lower body guards, black headlight bezes, back fog lamp surrounds, roof racks and Adventure badging. On the inside this SUV will have unique trim panels, a leather wrapped shift knob, a 120V power outlet in the cargo area, Adventure door sill protectors and all-weather mats for the floor and cargo area that carry the Adventure logo.

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Written by Jesseb Shiloh