The Tacoma is currently in the eight-production year of its 3rd generation. See how the range-topping 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro redesign will unveil soon.
Once again in 2023, the Tacoma is going to arrive and is expected to lead the industry as it has been grabbing the number one spot of the best-selling mid-size pickup truck for almost two decades. It will come soon with an unchanging lineup of the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro trim levels. Below, you will be able to read specifically about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro redesign according to the manufacturer’s recent press.
A Short Introduction to The Tacoma TRD Pro
The Tacoma is a name-plate of Japanese automaker Toyota manufactured pickup truck, which was introduced for the first time in 1995. The name was derived from what Mount Rainier is called by the people of the Coast Salish in Washington. In the market, it competes with the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and Nissan Frontier.
The initial generation of the Tacoma lasts from 1995 to 2004 model years as a compact truck. Afterward, the second generation that spans across 2005 to 2015 model years including the third generation it currently is in now falls into the classification as mid-sized trucks. The Tacoma is available in Northern and Middle America as of 2015.
The 2015 model year also marks the launch of the Tacoma TRD Pro package. It is derived from the TRD Off-Road, but with an addition of elevated 2-inch front live and extra wheel travel, black and silver all-terrain tires wheels, and a trim-specific cat-back exhaust system.
Some appearance features reserved exclusively for the TRD Pro include black badges and lighting components, Sport hood scopes, matte-black grille with manufacturer badge, and a set of trim-exclusive interior parts. Around 1,200 units of the Tacoma TRD Pro were produced.
What’s New and What Remains in the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
There are plenty of upgrades made for the last model year of the TRD Pro trim. Now, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will be back with a few upgrades as well. The essential remains the same: it’s still going to be based on the TRD Off-Road with some additional parts to enhance the package’s capability and performance offerings for off-roaders.
Let’s begin with the 2023 Toyota Tacoma redesign that involves the TRD Pro trim’s exterior looks. This year, the available exterior paints include Black, White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and the newest 2023 trim-exclusive color addition called Solar Octane.
Again, the TRD Pro will retain the grille design that sports the manufacturer’s brand name on it. It also carries on the color-keyed door handles, power outside mirrors, and rear bumper; a blacked-out hood scoop, and the trim-specific cat-back exhaust.
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro performance strength is also based on the TRD Off-Road level equipment, but with additional tuned suspension and TRD-tuned internal bypass shocks.
The 36.4º approach angle, 26.6º break-over angle, and 24.7º departure angle elevate suspension lift offers promoted capability for trail and ground clearance. Furthermore, the package includes 16” lightweight but powerful black alloy wheels that add a 1” wider track compared to the Tacoma TRD Off-Road trim. Extra gear for this variant includes LED headlights and a TRD-lettered aluminum front skid plate.
Amongst many trail features offered by the TRD Pro trim, one of the handiest properties is the standard MTM (Multi-Terrain Motor) that offers a better eye view in checking any possible trail obstacle on its 8” infotainment touchscreen display. The instrument panel of the vehicle also involves a 4.2” MID (Multi-Information Display) that includes a tilt gauge, inclinometer, trip meters, odometer, estimation of fuel economy, and outside temperature displays.
Comfort-wise, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro provides plenty of conveniences too. You will be able to find the black-colored heated seats for the front row that features trim emblem on the headrests, trim-specific floor mats, and shift knobs. Also comes as standard features are the power moonroof and premium sound system on the auto transmission TRD Pro variants.
Release Date and Estimated Price
The 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro along with other trims in the lineup is predicted to go on sale in the latter part of the 2022 calendar year. The pricing details are yet to be revealed, but a slight cost increase is highly possible. As a reference, the current highest specification trim and package of the Tacoma, TRD Pro Double Cab, is available in the range of $50,000.