Toyota revealed an extension of its TRD (Toyota Racing Development) range at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show that is due to go on sale next fall as the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport.
To be offered in CrewMax (crew cab) and Double Cab (extended cab) configurations with either 2WD or 4WD, the TRD Sport gets special Bilstein shocks and TRD anti-roll bars, along with a host of cosmetic enhancements: color-keyed mirrors and bumpers, color-keyed hood scoop, 20-inch silver wheels with black accents, LED headlights with black bezels, a mesh grille with body-colored surround, TRD shift knob and floor mats, and “TRD Sport” graphics on its flanks.
TRD Sports will be offered in Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, Blazing Blue Pearl, and Barcelona Red Metallic. Like all 2018 Tundras, it will come newly standard with Toyota’s TSS-P (Toyota Safety Sense) suite of safety features that include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Look for the TRD Sport to arrive in September 2017.
It seems big pickups appeal to a big audience, and Toyota looks to be aiming at those who might feel most aren’t sporty enough. There are some mechanical bits to back up the styling touches, so the TRD Sport is more than just a pretty face.