2018 Chicago Auto Show – Enhanced Toyota TRD Pro Lineup on the Way?
Company Teases Three New Off-Roaders for Windy City
Toyota has something up its sleeve for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show…
While the company won’t cop to anything specific, it did release a teaser image featuring three vehicles, along with the announcement that it will “unleash its next batch of trail-ready four-wheelers” in two weeks. The vehicles in question, shrouded by the image’s low resolution, are almost certainly the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner. (Sadly, our supercomputer's voice-activated zoom/enhance feature is down today.)
While none of the vehicles in question look like they’ve been redesigned compared to the models currently on sale, they wear the black-accented clothes of Toyota’s TRD Pro off-road lineup. That leads us to believe the company might be updating the TRD Pro package this year (and making it available on the Tundra once again, as it was noticeably absent from the fullsize truck when it was refreshed for 2018).
We’d love to see an upgraded shock/spring package on each of the vehicles, adding more lift than is already available on the TRD Pro lineup. We’d also like to see better suspension control for the Tacoma; the current Taco TRD Pro’s shocks allow for more bouncing on high-speed obstacles than we like.
We’ll know more as we get closer to the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota promises it will reveal all on February 8 at 9 a.m. CST via livestream.