Toyota TRD Pro Series: Everything You Need to Know in 2020Apr 9th, 2020
Most Toyota lovers get a rush of adrenaline when they see the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) badging. It means Toyota’s in-house racing specialty division is involved and that means fine-tuning, exhilaration and performance can all be expected.
The TRD division within Toyota’s ranks is world-renowned, long establishing themselves as the leaders in racing performance and speed machines.
To put it mildly… TRD is where the fun stuff happens. It’s where Toyota builds high-performing parts to equip their vehicles into being some of the fastest, rock-crawling, track-hustling machines in the world.
A Brief History of TRD
Back in 1960, Toyota’s motorsports division created the first-ever turbo race car called the Toyota 7. This beauty was an award-winning machine and took home all the best accolades including being crowned the top performer at the World Rally Championship.
That’s when Toyota officially caught the racing bug. So in 1979 the company decided to expand its performance edge and began making accessories — performance suspension components, superchargers, wheels, etc. — for drivers and the average car owner. That’s when TRD was officially born.
Things got really exciting in 2010 when TRD decided to invigorate the Toyota truck line with a line of spicy mods. Thus, the TRD Pro Series was born. Enthusiasts everywhere fell in love.
New TRD Toyota truck parts included everything from sport mufflers and suspension tower braces to sway bars, dampers, and so much more. A number of cosmetic modifications also became available and the emblazoned TRD badge soon became synonymous with the best rock crawling, 4x4ing machines in the business.
Let’s get to know the different TRD Truck models in the lineup, shall we…
Forged from 80 years of global truck heritage, the 2020 Tacoma is there to take you on whatever adventure you desire. Upgrade to the TRD Sport model and you’ve made no destination un-reachable.
TRD features include 17” alloy wheels, navigation, smart-key system, LED daytime running light, TRD grade fabric seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power slide moonroof and more!
Introducing the 4Runner TRD Pro Edition. This seven-passenger SUV is equipped with some of TRD’s best accessories like Multi-Terrain select, TRD-tuned springs with fox shocks, and LED fog lights.
In order to make the 4Runner an extreme off-road racing superpower, Toyota pulled out all the stops. Think upgrades like a Locking Rear Differential, 4 Wheel Crawl Control, and a Lever-type 4WD Selector.
The 4Runner TRD Sport looks as beastly as it rides thanks to a hood scoop, Basket Style Roof Rack, Black TRD Badging and three pristine colour options: army green, super white or midnight black.
Perhaps the biggest beast of them all is the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Double Cab and TRD Pro CrewMax. These packages are more than just the performance parts they add. There’s a certain amount of pride a Toyota owner gets driving a TRD-inspired machine. It’s confidence in knowing you can go anywhere and do just about anything.
2020 Tundra TRD features include 2.5” FOX Coil-Over Performance Shocks, TRD Stamped Skid Plate, Rigid Industries Fog Lamps, Black Leather Seating with Red Stitching and other goodies you can brag to your friends about.
We can’t forget about the 2020 Sequoia which now offers a TRD Sport package for the first time ever! The Sequoia has always been known among off-roading enthusiasts as a capable workhorse. With the announcement of a new TRD trim in the line-up, it’s safe to say Sequoia enthusiasts were excited.
New TRD Sequoia features include 20” black alloy wheels, TRD door still protectors and captain seats. Combine those with badged floor mats, black rear door garnish and a new Army Green colour and you’ve got a modded-out Sequoia to admire.
So Many Options
How do you choose which TRD Sport Toyota Truck is right for you? While each one is a capable tuned-up powerhouse featuring its own blend of TRD-inspired accessories, they all appeal to different needs.
Our Truck Experts would be happy to walk you through the different variations between the 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia so you can choose a TRD model that’s best for you!