Winter is coming and tough weather might find you in the wrong car. At least Toyota wants you to think so and buy their new off-road weapon: the Tacoma TRD Pro. Based on the ninth-generation Toyota Tacoma pickup that launched last fall, the Tacoma TRD Pro will reache dealerships later this month.
The Toyota Tacoma rejoins the 2017 model year TRD Pro family with all-new factory-installed off-road equipment designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).
Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model in either 6-speed manual (with clutch start-cancel switch) or 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Tacoma TRD Pro will be available in three exterior colors: Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.
The exterior of each Tacoma TRD Pro model will also include: 16-inch TRD black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires, TRD Pro aluminum front skid plate, Rigid Industries LED fog lights, new projector-beam headlights with black bezels, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and auto on/off feature, new taillights with black bezels, TRD Pro badge on front door with diamond-pattern knurled finish, black TRD Pro and 4×4 rear tailgate badging.
Each Tacoma TRD Pro will also come equipped with a heritage-inspired Toyota front grille with color-keyed surround, blacked out hood scoop and graphic, color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, color-keyed door handles, black overfenders, and a color-keyed rear bumper.
The new Tacoma TRD Pro also includes an analog instrumentation that features a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display (MID) with an integrated inclinometer and tilt gauge. The MID also has outside temperature, odometer, tripmeters, and average fuel economy.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Tacoma TRD Pro will range from $40,760 for the Double Cab with a 3.5-liter V6 and 6-speed manual transmission to $42,760 for the Double Cab V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission.