2021 Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, and Tacoma Nightshade Edition- Chicago Auto Show
Sinister Style for Toyota’s Rugged Trucks
Dark appearance packages are all the rage nowadays, and Toyota will invest more in the game with the 2021 Sequoia, Tundra, and Tacoma Nightshade Edition. Already offered on the 4Runner, Nightshade Editions add dark-finished exterior accents and more for a customized, black-tie (or criminal-mastermind) appearance. Each of the three new Nightshade variants are available in Midnight Black or a slick and industrial Magnetic Gray, while the Tacoma and Tundra can be had in Windchill Pearl, the Tundra in Super White, and the Sequoia in Blizzard Pearl. Two- or four-wheel drive are available.
2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade Edition
Based on the well-equipped Limited trim, the Tacoma Nightshade Edition features black leather seats, black badges, black mirror caps, and black door handles. Dark Smoke 18-inch alloy wheels, a darkened chrome exhaust tip, black foglight bezels, and a dark chrome grille insert with a unique texture set the Tacoma Nightshade Edition apart from the Limited. Overall, the appearance is attractive, adding a little visual flash to the muscular-looking midsize pickup.
2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade Edition
Like the Tacoma Nightshade Edition, the darkened Tundra features black leather, exterior badging, sideview mirrors, and exterior door handles. A black exhaust tip, black-chrome grille, and black 20-inch wheels round out the changes made to the Tundra. The alterations are subtle, but they do make the truck a bit more aggressive.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade Edition
As with its siblings, the Sequoia Nightshade starts with black leather, black mirror caps, black door handles, and black wheels (20 inches, in this case). The Sequoia's badging, however, is finished in darkened chrome, as are the fog light surrounds, lower grille, and bodyside moldings. The subtle brightwork looks nicer relative to the gloss black baubles on the other two Nightshade trucks, in this author's opinion.
The idea behind Toyota's Nightshade Edition vehicles is offering the sorts of custom changes owners would add to their vehicles after taking delivery of them. By bundling these bits in as factory alterations, rather than dealer or aftermarket accessories, Toyota can capitalize somewhat on modern automotive trends. It also saves the consumer money by avoiding a visit to Pep Boys or the local paint-and-body. Changes to the Sequoia, Tundra, and Tacoma Nightshade Edition are subtle, but for those that would already be customizing their trucks with darker finishes, it's a no-brainer box to tick.