Toyota teases Tacoma debut in Chicago, most likely the TRD Pro is here

Toyota teases Tacoma debut in Chicago, most likely the TRD Pro is here image

The Japanese automaker has revealed its intention to take the wraps off a mysterious new model that will be presented to the worldwide audience during the Chicago Auto Show on February 11.

The largest automaker in the world has remained secretive about the nature of the mysterious new vehicle but the rumor mill is nevertheless relentless and has already pointed towards the most likely winner of the teasing game – the rugged version of the Tacome. And that means – although nothing is official – the Tacoma TRD Pro may be on its way. By the way, you may have noticed the teaser depicts the front end of the soon to be revealed model and here the radiator grille is adorned with a “Toyota” badging instead of the carmaker’s regular logo. This seemingly minor and unimportant detail is actually a “revealing mistake”, since this has been the traditional hallmark of TRD Pro models since they were first shown at the 2014 edition of the same Chicago Auto Show.

With details tightly tucked under the wraps, we can only remind you the former Tacoma TRD Pro used a 2-inch front lift, a TRD exhaust system, 16-inch beadlock-style wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, a front skid plate, Bilstein shocks, a TRD shifter, and special floor mats. The regular Tacomas can be had in two powertrain versions: base 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and beefier 3.5-liter V6 jumping to 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.

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