Toyota has introduced a new off-road Tacoma package tuned by the company’s TRD division.
The TRD Pro edition offers even more all-terrain features than the existing TRD Sport and TRD Off Road trim. The package centers around ruggedized suspension system with 2.5-inch FOX internal-bypass shocks, one-inch lifted front springs and progressive-rate rear leaf springs.
Like the TRD Pro Tundra and 4Runner, the new Tacoma variant also brings a long list of exterior enhancements. The package is distinguished by black 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain Goodyear Wrangler tires and an aluminum front skidplate. Black elements further reinforce the look, along with a throwback TOYOTA logo on the front grille.
The new Tacoma TRD Pro can be purchased with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual gearbox with a clutch start-cancel switch. Either drivetrain includes a 4WDemand part-time four-wheel-drive system with an electronically-actuated limited-slip differential, while the automatic transmission has been outfitted with an ATF cooler. A power-steering cooler, Class-IV hitch, upgraded alternator and trailer-sway controller are also standard.
The Tacoma TRD Pro is slated to join the 2017 model year this fall. Pricing will likely be announced closer to market arrival.
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