Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro.
Set to go on sale this fall, the off-road focused model is based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab and features a heritage-inspired "Toyota" grille, a blacked out hood scoop, and 16-inch alloy wheels with a black finish. The model also has an aluminum front skid plate, LED fog lights, and projector-beam headlights with black bezels and integrated LED daytime running lights. Other highlights include black fender flares and Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires with Kevlar reinforcements.
The unique styling continues in the cabin as designers added black leather seats with TRD Pro embroidery on the headrests. The model also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a TRD shifter, and an Entune infotainment system. Rounding out the changes are TRD floor mats and a 4.2-inch multi-information display with integrated inclinometer and tilt gauges.
Power is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which gearbox is selected, the Tacoma TRD Pro comes standard with four-wheel drive and an electronic limited-slip differential.
Since the model was designed to go off-roading, engineers installed FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks and TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift. The model also has a unique rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf springs.