Toyota rolls out new trail-ready TRD Pro trucks

Toyota is rolling out updated TRD Pro trims for the midsize Tacoma pickup, the full-size Tundra and the 4Runner SUV — some of the most popular trucks the automaker sells — adding a snorkel-like intake on the Tacoma and internal-bypass shocks across the lineup.

More U.S. consumers are willing to shell out for tricked-out trucks and SUVs from Toyota Motor Corp. and other automakers. More than 40 percent of U.S. sales of the Tacoma, 4Runner and Tundra are TRD versions — and that number is trending higher, Toyota says.

The new exclusive color option is Voodoo Blue and joins the Super White and Midnight Black paint options that carry over.

The 2019 Toyota TRD Pro Tacoma.

The 2019 TRD Pro series will be available in the fall, Toyota said in a statement Thursday.

Most of the changes to the trail-ready trucks are cosmetic, including a new roof rack on the 4Runner and rigid fog lights and special wheels on the Tundra, but there are some functional changes to the lineup.

The 2.5-inch Fox shocks once exclusive to the Tacoma are now used across the lineup and add an inch of additional wheel travel. The available desert intake on the Tacoma prevents sucking up dust from the wheel well, Toyota said.

The 4Runner receives Toyota’s updated Entune infotainment system with JBL premium audio and integrated navigation.

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