Photo of 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro courtesy of Toyota.

Photo of 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has introduced a Tacoma TRD Pro model for 2017 with more off-road equipment and capability that the outgoing model, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

The new TRD Pro is based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab Short Bed model with either a 6-speed manual (with clutch start-cancel switch) or 6-speed automatic transmission. It will be available in three exterior colors including Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.

The exterior of each Tacoma TRD Pro model will also include 16-inch black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Kevlar-reinforced tires; an aluminum front skid plate; Rigid Industries LED fog lights; and projector-beam headlights with black bezels, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and auto on/off feature.

Suspension and exhaust enhancements include FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by TRD, TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift, and TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring.

The Tacoma TRD Pro will arrive at dealers in the fall.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet