The new 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro coming soon. Toyota has quite a performance oriented heritage and its present lineup consists of models suited for all sorts of terrain. In such a scenario, it isn’t much of a surprise that the car manufacturing company decided to launch a new variant of its new Tacoma pickup truck. This new version comes in the form of 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
As with its predecessor and the present Tundra and 4Runner TRD Pro models, this new truck also depicts a collaborative effort from Toyota to improve the off-road capability of the truck. Although this new model does deliver what it promises, the makeover it has received is less comprehensive that that applied to F-150 Raptor by Ford. Of course, this makeover is less expensive at the same time.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is going to be available only as a 4×4 Double Cab Off Road model, with a shorter 5-foot bed. The color choices for its exterior are limited to just three colors- Cement, Super White and Barcelona Red Metallic. Various exterior characteristics of this truck is a reminder of the fact that it isn’t a regular Tacoma model, including black wheels of 16 inches with all-terrain Goodyear Wrangler tires.
A front skid plate of TRD Pro and the characteristic block lettered TOYOTA grille of TRD Pro are amongst other noticeable exterior highlights. There are also TRD Pro badges on the tailgate and front doors, blacked out bezels of headlight and taillight, distinct LED fog lights, black hood scoop and fender flares.
Just like all other new models of Tacoma, TRD Pro also comes with a GoPro camera mount as standard along with a reasonable amount of extra standard equipment. This includes a tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, Entune infotainment system from Toyota, TRD floor mats and shift knob. Also, black leather heated front seats with four-way adjustability and the 4.2-inch display.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Powertrain Configuration
There is a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine from Toyota under the hood of 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, capable of generating 278 hp. As far as transmission is concerned, buyers will have the option of either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission unit.
The off-road equipment and suspension of this vehicle are really what sets it apart. Up front, an extra inch of suspension lift is provided by the special TRD coil springs. Out back, unique progressive rate leaf springs aid bump absorption and articulation. There is also a power steering, electronic locking rear differential, standard towing package, engine oil coolers and 130 amp alternator.
The models of 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro with a manual transmission feature an exclusive traction control system to optimise grip without compromising on throttle input. On the other hand, automatic shifting versions include five mode traction control system. With multiple terrain selections, hill start assistance and also Crawl Control.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Competitors, Price and Availability
- GMC Sierra
- Ram 1500
- Ford F-150
- Nissan Titan
In conclusion, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 2017 will go on sale early in 2017. With no information on pricing available yet. The similar previous generation of this model cost $37,000. The price of this upcoming model could also be expected to start thereabout.