Truth and Rumors of a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro
Performance-fueled excitement is a thrill that many drivers are seeking and Toyota has answered the bell with the debut of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show. Geared towards pure, unadulterated performance, the Tacoma TRD Pro is an automotive masterpiece.
Not alone in its debut, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was joined onstage by the Toyota Rally RAV4 racer. Built by the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team, the new Rally RAV4 dominates the rally circuit and raises questions about a future Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro edition. Take a look at the truth and rumors behind a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro model here at Gale Toyota.
Will We Ever See a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro?
To answer your questions about a future Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro we will delve deeper into the Toyota Rally RAV4. Driven by Toyota pro driver Ryan Millen, the new Toyota Rally RAV4 is built on the athletic 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE trim level and already has several wins to its credit — proving its performance mettle. With a foundation built on the stock Toyota RAV4 design, it is easy to see the current Toyota RAV4 model lineup adding a TRD Pro edition as evidenced by comments by Toyota Vice President Bill Fay.
“Who knows …in the future …you just might find some of that TRD racing magic trickle down to a special production RAV4. That would be awesome!”
– Bill Fay Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager
Powered by the 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Toyota Rally RAV4 features a TRD-tuned suspension that amplifies performance and would be an integral part of a TRD Pro model. With few modifications, the Toyota Rally RAV4 has won several races and we expect that a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro would deliver similar thrills. You can also expect a potential Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro model to amp up its style with signature TRD Pro flair. A bold grille design is matched by black furniture and black wheels that complete the Toyota TRD Pro package and would look great on the Toyota RAV4.
Current TRD Pro trims are a highlight of the monstrous 2016 Toyota Tundra and the dynamic 2016 Toyota 4Runner, and are something we hope to see in the Toyota RAV4 lineup soon. With a closer look at the truth and rumors about a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro, things are looking up and we are looking forward to getting behind the wheel of a new TRD Pro crossover. Keep an eye on the Gale Toyota Blog for more information on upcoming Toyota models.