Toyota Sequoia and Tundra TRD Sport, RAV4 Adventure Join Lineup for 2018

Toyota's picked up on the idea that truck and ute buyers like to customize their vehicles a bit. The new Sequoia TRD offers that chance
Toyota's picked up on the idea that truck and ute buyers like to customize their vehicles a bit. The new Sequoia TRD offers that chance
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11 February, 2017

Available on models with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, the TRD Sport enhancements make the two big Toyotas just a little tougher and more stylish.

New for '18 Tundras and Sequoias are TRD Sport grades, aimed at outdoor adventurers. The packages add some model-specific styling elements, as well as Bilstein shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars to improve handling. Inside, you'll find a leather-wrapped shift knob, a 120-volt, 100-watt power outlet in the cargo space, Adventure door-sill protectors and Adventure floor and cargo mats.

TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has also worked its tuning magic on the Tundra pickup truck and buyers will get the same 381hp 5.7-liter V8, plus the same Bilstein suspension setup. But Toyota is doing its best to change that view with the new RAV4 Adventure it released in the Windy City. LED Headlights are also standard. This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Auto High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

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TRD Sport badging can be found inside and out, from the tail to the shift knob.

Toyota said the 2018 RAV4 Adventure, Tacoma TRD Sport and Sequoia TRD Sport are expected to arrive at dealers in September. Additional colors include: Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, and Sizzling Crimson. The Sequoia gets a new instrument panel cluster and display, as well as a revamped center console. They all feature improvements in off-road capabilities and performance, as well as design tweaks meant to give them a sportier and more rugged appearance. Well, firstly it is very well equipped for the great outdoors, meaning it is hosting larger fender flares, an elevated ride height and a standard trailer-prep package, which includes an upgraded radiator as well as engine oil and transmission fluid coolers. The Tundra TRD Sport will be offered in a choice of five colors. The trim is offered in front-wheel drive with an automatic limited-slip differential, or with all-wheel drive.


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