Toyota’s full-size pickup truck desperately needs a redesign, but the Japanese car manufacturer won’t do that as long as the existing model achieves good sale results. Instead of a successor, the vehicle got a special Toyota Racing Development treatment, which is pretty cool, but it will postpone the arrival of the new generation model for another two to three years.
Even though they introduced the special badge the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport won’t be the toughest in the lineup, but a step below the Pro model.
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Powertrain and Specs:
The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport uses unchanged 5.7-liter V8 engine that’s capable of delivering up to 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The respectable mill comes paired with a six-speed auto transmission, which in this case sports an optional two-speed transfer case. Speaking of options, there is a special 4WD system with Toyota’s A-TRAC, which is basically a great substitute for locking differential. In addition, the TRD Sport pickup is featuring unique TRD-tuned Bilstein dampers and TRD front and rear anti-roll bars, as well as a huge, 20-inch big alloy wheels with black accents.
Both exterior and interior clearly suggest that this is any kind of truck but the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport. The vehicle features color-keyed hood scoop, mirrors, and bumpers, and a special mesh grille. The cab got TRD Sport floor mats and shift knob, but the rest of the interior appears to be unchanged. Though there is a 4.2-inch information display screen between the tachometer and speedometer, still, truck’s interior lacks behind the biggest rivals without any doubt. The manufacturer added Toyota’s Safety Sense driver-assistance features, which make the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD safer due to the pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.
Read more about upcoming 2019 trucks.
Toyota hasn’t released any pricing information as we speak, yet we pretty sure the truck is going to cost at least $40K.