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What's this? Toyota TRD Pro Looks and Sounds Like a Raptor Fighter

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Is Toyota working on something to take on the Ford Raptor? The following television commercial below certainly hints at the possibility. Titled “Desert Gas Station”, the short clip is an ad for Toyota TRD Pro, though it’s unclear what exact that means.

The ad starts off with a regular 2014 Toyota Tundra pulling into a gas station. Next, a red Tundra and Tacoma are shown racing down a dirt road. The main focus here, however, is the Tundra, which is sporting a unique black grille framing a large “TOYOTA” badge in place of the automaker’s typical oval logo (think FJ Cruiser). There’s not much else aside from a “TRD Pro” badge on the tailgate, black rims, and a pretty sweet engine note (likely the result of a supercharger and custom exhaust system).

So what is it? We’re digging to find out. At this point the best case scenario is Toyota’s answer to the Ford Raptor. However, it’s more likely that Toyota is teasing a new off-road package much like the TRD TX Baja Series previously offered on the Tacoma and included items like Bilstein shocks, beadlock wheels, and cat-back exhaust. That said, stay tuned for details on what Toyota has in store of the big Tundra.

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There's even a 4Runner at the end... so its finally getting an off-road pkg

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There's even a 4Runner at the end... so its finally getting an off-road pkg
Not only is there a 4Runner but I also saw a Tacoma to the right of the Tundra!

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What's this? Toyota TRD Pro Looks and Sounds Like a Raptor Fighter

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Not only is there a 4Runner but I also saw a Tacoma to the right of the Tundra!

The tailgate pic above is the Tacoma...from a TRD Sport.


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whats that white text on the bottom of the pics, is it "prototype shown"?
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Yeah, says Prototype Shown.


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It's probably just an exhaust system with a few suspension goodies like they did with the Trail Team Edition FJ Cruisers.
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It's probably just an exhaust system with a few suspension goodies like they did with the Trail Team Edition FJ Cruisers.
darn I was hoping they would come out with a Raptor fighter, oh well hopefully with the next Tundra....

those 4R rims looks right out of the Sema FJ:


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Slapping on overpriced Toyota suspension parts and blacking out the grill constitutes "Sport"? Pffft. Come on Toyota, enough with your rice edition.

There better be at least 400 horses under the hood.
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tundra has 380hp already i'll take that
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tundra has 380hp already i'll take that
The only thing "new" about the Tundra is the sheet metal.
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Need something more creative than "TRD Pro"...IMO
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Need something more creative than "TRD Pro"...IMO
how bout "TRD O/R Racing"
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It's debuting next week at the Chicago Auto Show:

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...g-chicago.html

My guess it'll be the same overpriced modifications as on the Tacoma Baja with increased front travel (read that as a lift which increases the odds that the needle bearing in the front diff will cause vibes and have to be replaced with aftermarket parts). Toyota needs to wake up and listen to the experts and fix its design flaws before selling any more lifted trucks.


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