The first noticeable feature on the truck is its large, TOYOTA grille scripted in silver with a black background. The rear of the bed gets the same type treatment, only it displays TRD Pro and its literally stamped into the sheet metal, much like TUNDRA name on the tailgate. Those two features really set the truck apart from less capable Tundras.
Giving the Tundra its added capability are remote-reservoir Bilstein shocks at all four corners with an added two inches of suspension lift at the front wheels. The two work together to make the Tundra a formidable off-roader in most every situation, especially high-speed desert running. Thick aluminum skid plates protect the important oily bits under the truck and Michelin-spec all-terrain tires provide the grip. Those tires are wrapping unique black wheels with TRD logos embossed on the center cap.
Helping the stock 5.7-liter V-8 breathe is a TRD dual exhaust system. No real word on how much the exhausts system helps, but the 5.7-liter normally makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque.
Inside the cabin, Toyota treats the Tundra to a few added cosmetic pieces. A unique red and black seat color is new along with red stitches holding the materials together. A special “instrument panel ornament insert” and TRD Pro floor mats finish off the look.
The Tundra, along with its TRD Pro cousins, the Tacoma and 4Runner , will go on sale this fall. Toyota has yet to release any word on pricing, so we’ll have to wait closer to production time for that information.
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The Tundra is all new for 2014 with a redesigned exterior and handsomely refinished interior. Power still comes from the naturally-aspirated 5.7-liter V-8 which lays down 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers help the Tundra lug up to a 9,500-pound trailer around with ease.
Inside a new dash features great controls and a smart infotainment system. The gauge cluster is very informative and includes a TFT display for many of the truck’s sub functions and temperature readouts.
Also new for 2014 is the 1794 edition which directly competes with Ford’s King Ranch and Chevy’s new High Country editions. Pricing for the Tundra starts at $25,920 and can quickly climb to near $50,000 for the 1794 edition with four-wheel-drive.
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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.