According to a report, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is currently underway. As Nissan redesigns its Frontier model and Ford revamps its Ranger Raptor pickup, Toyota isn’t idling. The Japanese automaker has announced plans to bring back the TRD Pro version to its mid-sized truck lineup.
In this version, the cabin design and exterior styling have been tweaked. The inbound Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is an off-road-ready pickup that saves owners the hassles of aftermarket upgrades. Here’s a comprehensive 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro review.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Rugged and Macho Styling
There is no denying that the latest Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will get a rugged and macho styling. It comes in three distinct cues, including Super White, Cement and Barcelona Metallic. However, this model is slated to receive All-Terrain ready Kevlar-reinforced tires alongside 16-inch black alloy wheels. Additionally, it will receive aluminum skid-plate and projector-beam headlights.
The revamped TRD Pro gets LED fog lamps, LED DRL and tail lamps with black bezels. We will see numerous exterior TRD Pro badging, so the new model stands out from the crowd. Its front grille gets a special design with color-keyed surround, plus raised hood scoop with graphics.
Inside Look and Safety Features
When it comes to the inside, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro takes a blacked-out interior in the standard setup. Its cabin accommodates up to five adults, but tall passengers at the back row might feel the cabin a little squeezed. The interior comes equipped with adequate visual elements which remind you that the TRD Pro is a special trim in Tacoma lineup. The black leather front seats also convey TRD Pro emblems engraved on headrests and floor mats.
Similarly, the steering wheel in the upcoming Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is leather-trimmed. Heated front seats will become available as standard. The dash will carry some analog instruments alongside a 4.2-inch Multi-Infotainment color Display. Another nice touch is the inclusion of the GoPro video camera attached to the windshield.
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model scores well in safety departments and amenities. It also comes with the newest version of Toyota’s Entune infotainment setup with the premium audio system. Regarding navigation, the next TRD Pro avails the Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Suite. However, the safety features include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, airbags, Wide-View Backup Camera, Rear Parking Assist and Blind-Spot Monitoring.
Strong Engine in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
The new 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro gets a strong engine under the hood. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This motor spews up to 278 horsepower. Buyers can also choose an automatic transmission gearbox. The models that get reinforced with a manual transmission will receive Active Traction Control that handles rough terrains.
The automatic gearbox-enabled versions receive Toyota’s Crawl Control System. The next Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro comes complete with Toyota Multi-terrain Select setup, which comprises up to five driver-selectable modes. Automatic transmission TRD Pro models also receive Hill Start Assist. In conjunction with the V6 tow package, the new TRD Pro pulls up to 6,400 pounds. Noise is kept at bay in the cabin.
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Availability and Affordability
The Toyota hasn’t said a thing concerning the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro price and release date. However, we think that the redesigned Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro becomes available in early stages of next year. The base models will start at $43,700, but customization hikes the overall price tag.