Many of us had hoped to see an all-new Toyota Tundra at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It’s not in the cards. Toyota has rolled out the Tundra facelift and a better handling TRD Sport package.
Exterior colors for the Tundra TRD Sport are: Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, Blazing Blue Pearl and Barcelona Red Metallic. There are minor interior tweaks to remind you that this a TRD Sport model.
Up front, the 2018 TRD Sport features body-colored bumper, grille, and a hood scoop. The LED headlights have a new design with a more pronounced signature LED daytime driving lights. The engine under is the tried-and-true 5.7L V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. No powertrain upgrades or changes are announced at this time.TRD Sport model claims better on-road performance due to sport-tuned Bilstein shocks and TRD front and rear sway bars.
The 2018 facelift includes other trim levels in the Tundra lineup, including new grilles for the Limited and 1794 models. The other big news is the availability of Toyota’s Total Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) as standard equipment on all 2018 Tundras. TSS-P includes a host of latest driver aids: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Auto High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). These safety systems are optional on competitor trucks, so this is indeed a big deal for the Tundra.
Pricing and date of availability for the 2018 Tundra lineup was not announced at this time.
TFLtruck team is in Chicago. Stay tuned for more information about the updated Tundra and all the other new trucks from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
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