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Toyota introduces the new 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and RAV4 Trail models at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 9, 2017

  • New Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport Grades Receive added Styling and Performance Handling Upgrades
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Refreshed Styling on all Tundra and Sequoia Models
  • New RAV4 Trail adds Dirt-Inspired Styling and Higher Ride Height

(TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 9, 2017) Families on the go, TRD style! Toyota’s Tundra full-size pickup truck and Sequoia large SUV have long been ideal for adventuresome families in need of that unique combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort. For 2018, the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) have developed the new TRD Sport grade for Tundra and Sequoia, offering active families an extra dose of sportier styling and performance for added fun and excitement on their next journey.

In addition to the new TRD Sport grades, Tundra and Sequoia will receive new styling, convenience and safety features for all 2018 models, including Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) as standard equipment.

Outdoor family fun isn’t exclusive to Toyota’s two largest truck and SUV models. For the 2018 model year, the popular RAV4 compact crossover adds a new Trail grade for young families looking for fun in out-of-the-way places. Already a fun-to-drive crossover for young families with active lifestyles, the new RAV4 Trail adds a sportier take-me-anywhere attitude for the weekend warrior.

Tundra TRD Sport

The new Tundra TRD Sport 4x4 is available in CrewMax and Double Cab configurations and powered by the proven 381-horsepower 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. Driving performance will be enhanced with the addition of TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars. Key exterior features for the TRD Sport include:

  • Color-keyed mirrors, front and rear bumpers
  • Color-keyed hood scoop
  • 20-inch alloy silver sport wheels
  • LED Headlights with smoked chrome bezel, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and LED
  • Fog Lights
  • Mesh grille with body color surround
  • TRD Sport bedside graphic

Exterior colors for the TRD Sport will include Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, Silver Sky Metallic, Blazing Blue Pearl and Barcelona Red Metallic.

The TRD Sport is just part of an overall refresh for the 2018 Tundra. Safety will be enhanced on all Tundra models with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS-P) as standard equipment. This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Auto High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Drivers can view the status of TSS-P through an upgraded Multi-information Display.

The 2018 Tundra will receive exterior updates that include a new mesh grille on select trims while the Tundra Limited and 1794 Edition will receive a new billet style grille. The Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition will be equipped with new LED Headlights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and LED Fog Lights. LED headlights and Fog Lights are also available when the TRD Off-Road Package is selected on SR5 models. The SR and SR5 grades will receive halogen headlights with a black bezel and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Sequoia TRD Sport

The brawny 2018 Sequoia TRD Sport will be available in 4x4 models equipped with the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. Road handling is enhanced with TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars. Key exterior features on the Sequoia TRD Sport will include:

  • New front grille and bumper grille insert
  • Metallic black mirror caps
  • 20-inch alloy black sport wheels
  • Darkened rear tail light housing
  • Black satin finish TRD Sport badging on the front doors and a Metallic black and chrome Sequoia badge on the liftgate

The stylish exterior treatment will be complemented by an assortment of interior convenience features exclusive to the Sequoia TRD Sport including:

  • Standard black fabric seven-passenger seating
  • Optional Black leather captain chair seats (part of the optional Premium Package)
  • TRD shift knob
  • TRD Sport floor mats
  • TRD Sport sill protectors

In addition to the TRD Sport, Sequoia will be available in SR5, Limited and Platinum grades. All will be powered by the i-Force V8 engine. Like Tundra, the 2018 Sequoia will raise the bar in the area of safety as TSS-P will be standard on all models (includes PCS w/PD, LDA, AHB, and DRCC).

All Sequoia models will also come standard with new LED headlights with LED DRL, and LED fog lights. Additional exterior updates include a new front grille and bumper grille insert, distinctive to each grade. A bumper opening chrome surround will be equipped on TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum grades.

Inside, all Sequoia models will come standard with a new instrumentation panel gauge cluster and 4.2-inch Multi-information Display (MID) that tracks the status of TSS-P. Also new are an updated center speaker grille smoothed to the surrounding dashboard and interior trim with wood-like accents for Platinum grade.

RAV4 Trail

The active lifestyle-inspired RAV4 Trail will be with Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive. It features a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers, as well as a suspension system with a higher ride height. As with all RAV4 models, the Trail grade will come standard with Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and TSS-P. Exterior styling features exclusive to the RAV4 Trail includes:

  • Large overfender flares
  • 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels with 235/55R18 tires
  • Lower body guards
  • Black headlight bezels
  • Black fog lamp surround

The sporty exterior features of the RAV4 Trail are mated to exclusive interior features that include:

  • Unique interior trim panels
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 120V/100W power outlet in the cargo area
  • Trail door sill protectors
  • All-weather mats floor and cargo mats with Trail logo

Additional features new for 2018 in select RAV4 models include optional heat/power fabric front row seats, heated steering wheel, and wiper de-icer.

The 2018 RAV4 Trail grade along with the Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport grades will begin arriving in dealer showrooms in September.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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