The SEMA Show is winding down and Toyota is already turning its attention to the Los Angeles Auto Show which kicks off later this month.
In a short tweet, the company confirmed its TRD family is growing and suggested the next models wouldn’t be trucks. The tweet also included a teaser image which appears to TRD versions of the Avalon and Camry.
The image isn’t very revealing, but it shows the cars will be equipped with a new front splitter that features red accents. We can also see lightweight alloy wheels and an upgraded braking system with red calipers.
Toyota is staying tight-lipped about details, but the company confirmed the cars will be unveiled on November 28th at 2:05 PM EST. A previous press release from the Los Angeles Auto Show suggests the Avalon and Camry TRD will be special editions that will be joined by three other new vehicles.
Little is known about the latter, but at least one of them will be a hybrid. The unveiling of the Avalon and Camry TRD comes about four months after Toyota introduced the 86 TRD. That particular model was equipped with an aggressive body kit, tri-color stripes and a TRD exhaust system with stainless steel tips. The special edition also had Brembo brakes, SACHS dampers and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.
The changes to the Avalon and Camry probably won’t be as drastic and we can expect engine options to carryover. As a result, the Avalon TRD should have a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp (200 kW / 271 PS) and 248 lb-ft (335 Nm) of torque. The Camry, on the other hand, could have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with up to 206 hp (153 kW / 208 PS) or a 3.5-liter V6 developing 301 hp (224 kW / 305 PS).
— Toyota USA (@Toyota) November 1, 2018