CHICAGO -- Toyota unveiled Toyota Racing Development packages for the Tundra full-size pickup and Sequoia large SUV, expanding the models that get TRD treatment as it seeks to better market the trim options.
The 2018 Tundra and Sequoia will receive TRD Sport packages that focus on improving on-road driving dynamics through the use of new shock absorbers, front and rear sway bars and wheel-and-tire packages, Toyota said.
It's the first TRD trim for the Sequoia. It's the first on-road TRD trim for the Tundra, which has offered off-road versions for years.
Mike Sweers, chief engineer for the Tundra and Tacoma vehicle programs, said last week in an interview on the sidelines of the Chicago Auto Show that the TRD family is being better organized along its Sport, Off-Road and Pro versions.
"We got together with marketing and our goal was to align the TRD packages so that it's not confusing to the consumer," he said. "So that you know what a TRD Off-Road package is, you know what a TRD Pro is, you know what a TRD Sport is."
Previously, different trucks and SUVs had different TRD options.