The Chicago Auto Show is in full swing, and Toyota has announced three special trims for the 2018 model year. Two come with some love from Toyota Racing Development, while the third is simply called the RAV4 Adventure.
Let’s start with the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport, available in 4×4 or 4×2 in either CrewMax or Double Cab configurations. Power comes from a 381-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine. Bilstein shocks, TRD front and rear sway bars, 20-inch alloy silver sport wheels and a mesh grille with body color surround are just some of the enhancements. The mirrors, hood scoop and front and rear bumpers are all color-keyed. LED Headlights are also standard.
Toyota’s enormous Sequoia SUV also gets a TRD Sport trim for 2018. This adds a new front grille and bumper grille insert, metallic-black mirror caps, 20-inch black sport wheels, darkened taillight housings and black satin-finish TRD Sport badges on the front doors. The package comes with the 5.7-liter V8 in either 4×4 or 4×2 configurations. Inside, the Sequoia TRD Sport gets TRD Sport floor mats, shift knob and sill protectors.
The final model Toyota unveiled at the show is the 2018 RAV4 Adventure. The trim is offered in front-wheel drive with an automatic limited-slip differential, or with all-wheel drive. Both versions come with a Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator, as well as engine-oil and transmission-fluid coolers. The ride height has also increased.
To differentiate itself from the other RAV4s, the Adventure wears large overfender flares, 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels, lower body guards, black headlight bezels, black fog-light surrounds, black roof rails and black Adventure badging.
Inside, the Toyota RAV4 Adventure gets a leather-wrapped shift knob, Adventure doorsill protectors, all-weather mats with the Adventure logo and unique interior trim pieces.
All three special-edition models will hit dealer showrooms this September. Expect pricing to be announced closer to the models’ launch date.