Updated 2020 Toyota Tacoma Unveiled at CAS

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Toyota has introduced a new TRD Off Road trim package for its compact RAV4 SUV at the 2019 Chicago auto show. The Toyota RAV4's MID will show torque allocation and slip control data while in off-road mode. Whereas a lot of the updates for the Sequoia are particular to the TRD Pro, there's a necessary tech improve that impacts each trim. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will continue to offer the 159-horsepower, 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine and the 278-hp, 3.5-litre V6. The RAV4 TRD Off Road further benefits from Hill Start Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control and Downhill Assist Control. Model-specific red coil springs, meanwhile, bear an off-road focus, while the twin-tube shocks have been re-valved and feature new internal rebound springs. Toyota has also updated the vehicle's bump stops. With a chassis fortified by a TRD-tuned Fox shock absorber suspension, plus an array of proven off-road equipment specially designed or selected by Toyota Racing Development engineers, the full-size Sequoia TRD Pro offers off-road thrills for seven.

Exterior design cues include "high-rise" roof rails and large over-fenders, plus the more aggressive bumper and grille designs used by the so-called "Adventure" grade. Also, the crossover flaunts a lightweight 18-inch wheels, shod in a special off-road tires Falken Wildpeak Trail.

The Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pros will all rely on an 8-inch touchscreen, while the Sequoia TRD Pro will feature a 7-inch touchscreen. Seat surfaces are covered in "SofTex", a material Toyota says is "lighter than leather yet highly durable", while the front pews have "TRD" lettering stitched onto the headrests. Inside, striking red stitching and red trim accent the cabin.

About Toyota Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the US and North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. The 2020 Toyota Rav4 TRD comes with dual-tone Magnetic Gray Metallic with Ice Edge Roof combination, Lunar Rock or Midnight Black with Ice Edge Roof, Super White and Ruby Flare Red colour options. The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also packs TRD Pro all-weather floor mats.

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