Another edition to Toyota ’s trio of off-road trucks is the 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro. It’s based off the same concept as the 4Runner TRD Pro and features much of the same equipment. However, the Tacoma TRD Pro package isn’t completely new for the Tacoma. Astute Toyota fans will remember the TX Baja package Toyota offered on the Tacoma starting in 2012. The TRD Pro’s remote reservoir Bilstein shocks, blacked-out beadlock-style wheels, and off-road tires were all seen on the Baja package. But that doesn’t make it any less cool.
Starting up front, the Tacoma receives a two-inch suspension lift up front to help level out the truck. Those Bilstein shocks are specially tuned with a decreased spring rate to help tackle the rough stuff off the beaten path. Like the Baja package, the TRD Pro truck gets 16-inch beadlock-style wheels finished in black, all wrapped in BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires sized in LT265/75R16.
Helping the Tacoma’s 4.0-liter V-6 breath is a TRD exhaust package while a nicely polished exhaust tip helps add some flair to the truck’s rear fender. TRD pro badges help accent the exterior of the truck along with a unique front grille that spells out TOYOTA much like that of the classic FJ40 and more recent FJ Cruiser.
Interior additions include TRD Pro floor mats and shift knob, along with red stitching on the front and rear seats, and the center console. Not much else changes for the truck’s interior.
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The Tacoma has been a mainstay in the midsize truck market for quite a while now. Its seen its competitors come and go, with the Nissan Frontier remaining the only real threat to sales. While the Tacoma is a great truck with plenty of features, its age has been showing for more than a few model years now.
Its current body style was new in 2005 when Toyota brought out is second generation. A mid-life refresh was done in 2012, making it look more sporty and adventurous. Not much has changed under the hood, however, as power still comes from a 4.0-liter V-6 that makes 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque.
Buy-in price to the Tacoma is pretty low at $18,125 and a fully-loaded model tops out in the low $30,000s.
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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 Desert
The 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-Roaders
The 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 Other
In 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
Building 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 4Runner
Adding 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-Road
The 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. Visit www.ToyotaSuperOffRoad.com for more information.