Toyota teases new Tacoma for Chicago, could be the TRD Pro
Toyota has announced plans to introduce a mysterious new model at the Chicago Auto Show on February 11th.
The company is keeping details under wraps but the teaser image appears to show a rugged new version of the Tacoma. Nothing is official at this point, but the company could be teasing the Tacoma TRD Pro as the image shows the truck will eschew the traditional Toyota logo for a revised grille with "Toyota" badging. This is a relatively minor change but it's been a hallmark of TRD Pro models since they originally debuted at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.
Toyota is keeping details under wraps but the previous generation Tacoma TRD Pro was equipped with a 2-inch front lift, a TRD exhaust system, and 16-inch beadlock-style wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. The truck also had a front skid plate, Bilstein shocks, a TRD shifter, and special floor mats.
Little else is known about the model but the standard Tacoma can be equipped with two different engines. The entry-level 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, while the optional 3.5-liter V6 develops 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.