The latest edition of the Toyota Tacoma has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be back in its rightful place with the rest of the Toyota TRD Series. The TRD Series was created by Toyota’s legendary off-road racing heritage, straight from the dunes of the Baja raceway. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro performance features are vast in numbers. We’ll take a look at some of the feature just released during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and see how the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma comparison will shape up.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series will make its debut in the Toyota lineup in the later half of 2016. It’s design to look and to drive tough. It’s based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab Short Bed model and it will be available in three exterior colors: all-new Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White. It will be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission (great news for driving enthusiasts) or a 6-speed automatic.
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Like the 2016 Tacoma, every TRD Pro model will include a GoPro mount located on the windshield to document all of your off-road adventures. Besides the obvious design alterations, there are a long list of off-road performance features stuffed into the Tacoma TRD Pro compared to the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
Performance features of the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro
The 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro is all about off-road performance. Powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine found in the 2016 Tacoma, the TRD Pro has earned more off-road credibility with TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift, TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf springs, and FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by Toyota Racing Development (TRD).
Every single Tacoma TRD Pro will come with 4WDemand part-time 4WD and a V6 Tow Package. Automatic transmission TRD Pro models will find Crawl Control (CRAWL) and Hills Start Assist Control (HAC). But don’t worry, manual transmission models will be equipped with A-TRAC 4WD traction control system to help when the going gets tough.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Chicago Auto Show Photos