Toyota Teases Tacoma TRD Pro Ahead Of Thursday’s Chicago Debut

After teasing us with three upcoming TRD-tuned 4x4s scheduled to land at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota just dropped another image, this one depicting the rugged front end of the new Tacoma.

While the truck is seriously obscured by all the dust it kicked up, we can still spot one very notable addition to its aesthetics, specifically the intake snorkel.

This means that the Tacoma TRD Pro shouldn’t be afraid of driving through small bodies of water, although there are other benefits of strapping a snorkel to your off-roader, such as having access to cleaner and cooler air.

Aside from the snorkel, the Tacoma TRD Pro looks pretty much the same as the regular pickup, although it’s possible that once the dust settles, we will see some extra body cladding as well as other things that will help it while driving over rough terrain, such as new shocks, tuned front springs, skid plates, unique alloys and so on.

The other two TRD off-roaders heading to Chicago are likely the 4Runner and the Tundra. The TRD trio is scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday, February 8, with a live stream of the event available here starting from 5:00 PM GST.

  • Auer

    Also with underpowered 2.8 diesel? Or maybe even 2.4 diesel? No? Underpowered unreliable engines only for Europe?

  • The teaser looks good, like improvement from previous gen TRD Pro. Although probably won’t beat Raptor soon.

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  • SteersUright

    Very old chassis and engines on this and the 4runner betray their decent capabilities. Why does Toyota take forever to truly redo most of their vehicles?