The TRD Pro version of the Toyota Tacoma was recently presented at the Chicago Motor Show. Arriving a year after the redesigned 2016 Tacoma, this capable off-road variant of the famous pickup truck will finally go on sale as a 2017 model. Based on the TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model, it is equipped to take on even the roughest of terrains. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been eagerly anticipated by truck enthusiasts and the company certainly has high hopes when it comes to its future success.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Design and Features
Compared to the regular TRD Off-Road 4×4, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will host a number of unique features. It will be fitted with aluminum skid plates, LED fog lights, several black accents, as well as 16-inch black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires. At first glance, the Tacoma TRD Pro sets itself apart from the rest of the lineup thanks to its TOYOTA block-lettered grille and numerous TRD Pro badges. There will be three available body paints, including Cement, Superior White and Barcelona Red. Among the features responsible for its outstanding off-road performance expect to find custom-tuned FOX 2.5 internal-bypass shocks. The upcoming Tacoma TRD Pro will also be offered with a part-time all-wheel drive system and electronically controlled transfer case with locking rear differential.
When it comes to interior design, the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro surprises with a number of upscale features that usually don’t belong in this class. For instance, the model comes with heated front seats adjustable in four ways, lush leather upholstery, as well as some advanced safety features such as cross traffic warning and blind spot monitoring. Just like the exterior, the cabin gets a few TRD Pro logos imprinted on the shift knob and floor mats.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Engine Specifications
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will get its power from the new 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Compared with the engine that motivated the previous generation, this capable V6 comes with a significant power boost. It can be matched either to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Pricing and Release
While its predecessor was priced at $37,000, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is expected to start slightly higher. It is most likely to go on sale in the second half of 2016.