At the Chicago Auto Show, it took the wraps off the trail-tough versions of the Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma. For 2019 the series will include the Tundra, 4Runner, and Tacoma. That hole in the Tundra lineup was filled by the new-for-2018 TRD Sport trim, which gave Toyota engineers time to get the return of the TRD Pro just right and dressed to crush the backcountry.
First unveiled in 2014, Toyota's TRD Pro lineup was born from the automaker's rich heritage of off-road performance.
For 2019, the TRD Pro receives a new front skid plate with red lettering, but the biggest visual change-and an instantly noticeable one-is the addition of the TRD Desert Air Intake. They are paired with TRD-tuned springs that provide an additional 1 inch of front lift. As a limited edition release, next year's TRD Pro will feature the same Fox Internal Bypass shocks, a wider array of paint choices, and a TRD Desert Air Intake option.
For the nose of the off-roaders, TRD fitted a new Desert Air Intake, created to sustain consistent off-road performance regardless of the quantities of silt or dirt the wheels throw up in the air, as the air ingestion is done above the windshield.
Out back, "TRD Pro" stamping is found on the bed's rear quarter panels, while the vehicle sits on a new set of 18-inch forged aluminum wheels from BBS. This truck has Rigid Industries fog lights, LED headlights, and LED accent lights. And better still, the Tacoma TRD Pro gets an optional snorkel. It can be fitted with the Premium JBL Audio system and gets several TRD touches on the inside.
Toyota has revealed the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro, the latest in its line of off-road specialized pickup trucks. All the models also have the Star Safety System with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).