Although some reports suggest otherwise, Toyota is not working at a 2018 model year Tundra TRD Pro. No, the Pro model will have to wait for some another year. Instead, the manufacturer brought a little bit milder version of the pickup, which is introduced at the 2017 Chicago auto show. The special model is named the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport and even though it’s not the pro, it delivers more than enough excitement for every true fan of Toyota Racing Development vehicles.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport: Performance
The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport uses unchanged bones, but it employs some special features such as off-road-focused suspension along with TRD-tuned Bilstein dampers and TRD front and rear anti-roll bars. The features will reportedly improve on-road feel. The power comes from a 5.7-liter i-Force V-8 engine that’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The V-8 gets not changes, so it’s going to deliver 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The gearbox, on the other hand, will feature an optional electronically controlled, two-speed transfer case. Toyota’s amazing A-TRAC is a part of the 4WD. The system uses brakes as a substitute for a locking differential, which is really brilliant.
Exterior and Interior Changes
The special full-size pickup truck features unique exterior and interior details as well. The Japanese carmaker offers its all-new 2018 Tundra TRD Sport in several color options: Blazing Blue Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, and Super White. In addition, the vehicle rides on 20-inch silver aluminum-alloy wheels with black accents. There will be a few color-keyed details such as grille, mirrors, bumpers, and hood scoop. The interior host just a few changes, which point out trucks TRD nature. More precisely, there are just TRD Sport floor mats and shift knob, while all 2018 Tundra models are also featuring a larger 4.2-inch information display screen between the tachometer and speedometer.
The carmaker enlarged a list of driver-assistance features for the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport. So-called Toyota Safety Sense includes pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection. Plus, there will be a lane-departure warning, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.
Price and Release
The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport isn’t available in dealerships as we speak, so we can’t really say how much is going to cost the impressive truck. However, the manufacturer suggested that this newcomer will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 CrewMax and Double Cab configurations.