Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro News and Rumors
Nothing says pure, unadulterated performance like Toyota Racing Development models. Tack that TRD badge on any of your favorite Toyota models and you can expect adrenaline-fueled thrills. With the recent release of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, there has been no shortage of excitement coming from the Toyota TRD camp and it may get even better. Just imagine a performance-tuned Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro edition. Take a look at Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro news and rumors for more information.
What Would a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro Look Like?
Though the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro may have been the highlight of the recent Chicago Auto Show, it was not the only Toyota to debut at the event. The 2016 Toyota Rally RAV4 racer hit the stage as well and opened the discussion for the arrival of a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro edition. A proven winner on the rally race circuit, the new Toyota Rally RAV4 driven by Ryan Millen shows how the Toyota crossover is more than capable of performance-tuned dominance.
If the quote below from Toyota Vice President Bill Fay is any indicator as to the future of the compact crossover, we have solid evidence to support the rumors we are hearing. Expected to be powered by the stock 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro would undoubtedly feature TRD-tuned refinements. A revised suspension is a must for any Toyota Racing Development model if you are going to achieve the desired level of performance.
”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
You can also expect a TRD Pro RAV4 to feature a bolder, more aggressive style. Current TRD Pro editions of the 2016 Toyota Tundra and 2016 Toyota 4Runner feature a dominant image. A bold TOYOTA grille and black accents highlight TRD Pro models and let’s face it — they would look great on a Toyota RAV4 edition. Should the Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro go to production, you can expect it to be an elite trim level and an upgrade to the current Toyota RAV4 SE.
If you are a fan of driving thrills, Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro news and rumors will be music to your ears. We are already imagining the excitement of getting behind the wheel of a performance-tuned Toyota crossover here at J. Pauley Toyota. Stay tuned into the J. Pauley Toyota blog for more information and updates on upcoming Toyota models