Toyota ready to get dirty with new TRD Pro Series

Toyota ready to get dirty with new TRD Pro Series

February 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Chicago Auto Show , Truck , Toyota , Design/Style , Off-Road To the general public, Toyota is often thought of as a maker of bland but dependable cars, crossovers and SUVs that get their owners and a whole herd of whatever from Point A to Point B. Generally speaking, they’re fuel efficient, comfortable and affordable. What the general public may not realize, however, is that Toyota enjoys a very strong history of going off road, too. The legendary Land Cruiser arguably established the trend, helping explore remote parts of the globe, while various guerilla warfare outfits and world military branches have unwittingly joined up with the boys from Top Gear to help cement the Hilux pickup’s reputation for invincible performance. Now, though, Toyota is launching a new line of trucks and SUVs in the US that are even more explicitly targeted at hitting the trails. Meet the TRD Pro Series. Featuring the 4Runner , Tacoma and Tundra , each Pro Series vehicle features TRD-tuned springs with Bilstein shocks, a TRD front skid plate, a TRD shifter, black wheels, branded floor mats and a “TOYOTA” grille badge, the latter of which harkens back to classic models. TRD Pro Series vehicles will be offered in the new Inferno paint color shown above, as well as Black and Super White. The Tundra benefits from softer TRD springs that also provide a two-inch lift and a better ride in the rough, while the truck itself rides on 18-inch wheels with Michelin ORP tires. Each truck gains an extra two inches of wheel travel in front and 1.25 inches in back, while a TRD dual exhaust should generate a nicer sound than the trucks’s standard V8 engine.

Lexus to Compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with New Vehicle

August 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TOKYO – Aug. 16, 2013 – Lexus Racing announced a new race car based on the Lexus “LF-CC” that will compete in the Super GT Series GT500 class starting next season. The vehicle will replace the Lexus SC 430 currently used in Super GT races.

Scion’s Ten-Year Anniversary Marked with Scion 10 Series Music Release Compilation

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

May 24, 2013 (Torrance, CA) – Today, Scion is releasing a 10-track compilation to mark its 10-year anniversary featuring artists they’ve worked with in the past as well as a few new ones entitled, Scion 10 Series Music Release .

Scion Announces Pricing for Limited Production Scion 10 Series, New 2014 tC and iQ

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (May 8, 2013) – Scion today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for its new limited production Scion 10 Series, the 2014 tC and the 2014 iQ. The Scion 10 Series includes special enhancements to the new tC and iQ as well as to the 2013 models of the xD, xB and FR-S in celebration of the brand’s 10 th anniversary.

2013 New York Auto Show – 2014 Scion tC and Scion 10 Series Debut

March 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Scion Vice President Doug Murtha reveals the 2014 Scion tC and the Scion 10 Series at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Thursday, March 28.

Toyota Racing Team Visits Georgetown Plant

February 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2013) – Celebrated NASCAR drivers and Kentuckians Darrell and Michael Waltrip visited the Bluegrass today for a rare, preseason appearance at Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., plant. Joining the Owensboro natives was a well-known group of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series drivers, along with several Toyota NASCAR team owners.

Toyota Sponsoring Two NASCAR Races at Richmond International Raceway in 2013

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

RICHMOND, Va., (Dec. 3, 2012)—Buckling up for two days of NASCAR excitement, Toyota and Richmond International Raceway announced today multi-year race entitlements, beginning with the April 26-27, 2013 doubleheader weekend at America’s Premier Short Track. The weekend features the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

Pro Bass Anglers Create the Ultimate Fishing Tundra for SEMA

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 — Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Britt Myers knows a thing or two about bass fishing. And as a well-known builder of custom Toyota Tundras for his fellow anglers, he had an idea or two for a singular Tundra equipped with everything an Elite Series pro could imagine—and then some. The result is the “Ultimate Fishing Tundra,” scheduled to debut in Las Vegas on Oct. 30 at Toyota’s SEMA Show display booth.

Toyota Announces Pricing for Limited Edition Tacoma Pickup TRD T/X Baja Series Package

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., April 23, 2012 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced prices today for the TRD T|X Baja Series Package.

Scion tC Release Series 7.0 has red start button, is Zeus-approved

Scion tC Release Series 7.0 has red start button, is Zeus-approved

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Coupe , Videos , Toyota , Humor 2012 Scion tC Series 7.0 – Click above to watch videos after the jump Nothing says “I wanna go fast” like a big red button with “Engine Start” printed on it. It’s a law of science: if a vehicle features a red start button, it goes like a scalded cat. With that in mind, the 2012 Scion tC Series 7.0, which Scion hopes will attract Monster Energy swillers away from souped-up Honda Civic coupes, features just such a button (but no powertrain upgrades to back it up). It’s also got a bone-obliterating stereo and body-color interior accents. Outside, you get gloss black 17-inch wheels, and a special, Series 7.0-only yellow-orange paint scheme. And how about an endorsement from the ruler of Mount Olympus himself? Hop the jump for the bolt thrower’s take on the new tC. Continue reading Scion tC Release Series 7.0 has red start button, is Zeus-approved Scion tC Release Series 7.0 has red start button, is Zeus-approved originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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