Toyota Discontinues Truck Superchargers
Existing Inventory Will Be Sold Off, Future Development Suspended
One of the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma’s distinguishing characteristics that made them attractive to enthusiasts were the availability of dealer-installed superchargers that were fully covered by the powertrain warranty and added a meaningful increase to performance to the V-6 and V-8 engines. Well, if you’re a fan of TRD blowers, you’d better act fast because there won’t be any more in the future. Toyota released the following official statement regarding its accessory truck supercharger program:
“TRD is discontinuing its Supercharger program due to the increasing legacy costs associated with the recalibration of an expanding pool of past model year vehicles, along with rising development/engineering expenses and evolving emissions requirements that have negatively impacted the program’s return on investment to the point where it is no longer financially viable to offer these products for sale.
Despite the loss of the Supercharger program, TRD Performance Accessories are still well-represented with exhausts, suspension components, wheels, and other trim features that add an aggressive style note wherever they are seen. The rich heritage of TRD will continue to be made available through all Toyota dealers with the remaining parts offerings.”
However, knowing the ingenuity of the aftermarket and the likely continued demand for Toyota performance parts, we expect well-known supercharger companies, some of which were involved in the development of the TRD kits, will continue to develop blowers for Toyota trucks.