Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road unveiled

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For 2020, the new TRD Off-Road is designed for customers who make the great outdoors a second home. The keyless ignition system available on higher trim levels of the Tacoma now features a sensor on the passenger's door in addition to the one on the driver's door.

The 2020 TRD Pro portfolio from Toyota. 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. "Introduced in 2014, the TRD Pro lineup emerged from Toyota's rich off-road racing heritage". The system cannot only send up to 50 percent of the engine's power to the rear wheels, but can also shift torque to either the left or right rear wheels to enhance performance and traction.

Prices for Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road has not yet been announced, but the price will definitely exceed the cost of Adventure (from 32 900 the United States). The new-generation RAV4's short front and rear overhangs enhance trail-driving capability. Compliant with the SAE J2807 towing standard, the Sequoia TRD Pro can tow up to 7,100 pounds and features an integrated tow hitch, Driver-selectable Tow/Haul transmission mode and Trailer Sway Control. The package includes red coil springs that are better focused for off-road duties, while the twin-tube shocks are revalved and carry new springs to improve rebound control. However it seems there's no luck for those with existing Toyota cars: it'll only be new vehicles that get the functionality. Exclusive 18-inch wheels fitted with Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail all-terrain tires are created to enable tackling trails too rough for the regular RAV4. These all-terrain tires mean business, with a unique tread pattern and compound developed to TRD technical requirements. They are also severe snow rated with open shoulder grooving to shed debris, mud and snow.

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Esthetically, the appearance of the TRD Off Road edition closely tracks that of the RAV4 Adventure, except that it gets an exclusive two-tone colour scheme mixing metallic grey body colour with a white roof. Running boards in cast aluminum and a roof rack are also on the table.

There's a set of black leather-trimmed seats inside with TRD Pro badging stitched into the headrests and red contrast stitching. There's also a substantial TRD front skid plate to protect both the suspension pieces and the oil pan from errant boulders and wildlife that might get caught under the gargantuan front end.

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) system will also be standard on the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. First it was the CH-R, which is barely two years old. As for the V6, it is shared among a wide variety of Toyota and Lexus products.