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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has been showcased at the Chicago Auto Show. The 4×4 off-roader is very popular in the US and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma has been improved with several new features. In developing the truck, Toyota has utilized the expertise of engineers from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The 2017 model comes with a full set of factory-installed off-road equipment that have been designed by engineers from TRD.

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The Tacoma TRD Pro features FOX 2.5 internal Bypass Shocks with Custom Tuning, new front springs that provide 1.0 inches lift and custom-tuned progressive-rate leaf springs at the rear. Additionally, the Tacoma TRD Pro also features 16-inch black alloys serviced by Goodyear Wrangler all terrain Kevlar reinforced tires. Aluminum skid plates, LED fog lights, black detailing and color-coded bumper inserts are other features that are installed.

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The Tacoma is available in 5 variants with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. The variants include the work-ready SR, iconic SR5, athletic TRD Sport, TRD off-road and top-of-the-line Limited. All models feature a front end with a bold upper grille and a taller, muscular hood. It features LED DRL and projection beam lamps.

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The Tacoma is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine which is a segment first that makes 278hp and 359.29Nm of torque. A four cylinder 2.7 liter engine variant is also available. As of now, Toyota has not announced a diesel engine variant for the Tacoma. The transmission is 6-speed with manual and automatic variants. 2017 Toyota Tacoma features part-time four wheel drive (4WD) with an electronically controlled transfer case. An electronically controlled locking rear differential is part of the standard package. This helps to distribute engine power evenly to both the rear wheels.

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