Toyota rolls out 2019 TRD Pro editions at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota has been offering the TRD performance packages since 1979.
Toyota has been offering the TRD performance packages since 1979. | File photo

Toyota rolled out its three new editions for 2019 during the recent Chicago Auto Show including the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Pro editions.

"The TRD Pros you see right here represent our flagship off-roaders," Toyota Division Vice President and General Manager Jack Hollis told the auto show attendees "So, you wanna get off the pavement and explore? Then grab one of these bad boys and go. They’ve won the Baja 1000. They’ve scaled volcanoes. They’ve braved the frigid Arctic. They’ve even cut through the jungles of Vietnam." 

Hollis said Toyota has been offering the TRD performance packages since 1979 and that over 40 percent of all Tundras, Tacomas and 4Runners sold in 2017 have the TRD package.

One of the most significant changes to the 2019 TRD series is the Internal Bypass Fox shock absorbers that will be standard on the TRD Pros.

"The shocks’ internal bypasses allow us to precisely tune damping, which means guests get a comfortable ride on their commute, and incredible capability in the whoops, on the trail or on the rocks," Hollis said.

Other new additions to the TRD lineup include a new black chrome tip on the Tacoma TRD exhaust, a new hood scoop, and TRD dual exhaust on the Tundra TRD. The 4Runner TRD features include new Fox shocks, 17-inch TRD wheels and TRD roof rack.

"Let’s go places has never been more fitting for a group of vehicles," Hollis told the car show audience. "The new 2019 TRD Pros are ready for your next adventure. When the going gets tough that’s where you’ll find TRD Pros."

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