Following the arrival of the completely redesigned 2016 Tacoma, the TRD Pro off-roading version finally made its debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show. This hard-core variant of the new Tacoma pickup is actually based on the TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model. However, Toyota Racing Development has once again managed to make the TRD Pro capable of surviving the most rugged terrains. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been eagerly anticipated by pickup truck enthusiasts and the company officials don’t hide their optimism when it comes to its future sales.
In essence, the TRD Pro differs from the standard TRD Off-Road 4×4 due to a number of exclusive features. Those include things like aluminum skid plates, 16-inch black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires, black accents and LED fog lights. Apart from the recognizable TOYOTA block-lettered grille, this amazing truck will also distinguish itself from the regular version thanks to several TRD Pro badges scattered throughout its exterior. Buyers will be able to choose from Cement, Barcelona Red and Super White body paints. To improve the off-road performance, TRD engineers added FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shock absorbers with custom tuning. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will feature new front springs with a 1-inch lift and custom-tuned progressive-rate leaf springs at the back. There will be a part-time four-wheel drive system with electronically-controlled transfer case and locking rear differential.
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro offers numerous high-end features you wouldn’t normally expect from such a vehicle. Some of them include heated front seats with four-way adjustment and leather upholstery, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic warning system, as well as floor mats and shift knob with TRD logos on them.
2017 Tacoma TRD Pro Engine Specs
The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 2017 will be powered by the recently introduced 3.5-liter V6. This unit generates 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, with significantly improved performance in comparison to its predecessor. Its power will be transmitted to all four wheels either through a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Pricing and Release
Pricing figures for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro have yet to be released but we expect it to start slightly higher than the previous model that cost $37,000. The model is expected to hit the North American showrooms in the fall of 2016.