Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road unveiled in Chicago

Despite its unique suspension thanks to Toyota Racing Development, the TRD Off Road shares the same 8.6-inch ground clearance of the RAV4's Adventure and Limited trims which is 0.2 inches higher than the LE and XLE models

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road unveiled in Chicago

The TRD Pro badge signifies a vehicle that's capable of going where ordinary pickups and SUVs fear to tread, while still retaining the comfort for daily driving, the automaker notes. Intermittent wipers are now standard, along with a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

The fifth-generation Toyota Rav4 TRD off-roader has made its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Sales remain steady, as most buyers value the Sequoia's incredible reliability, body-on-frame construction and towing ability, and rugged off-road capability. To provide a better view of the terrain under the vehicle, Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM) is available.

For the rear suspension, the Sequoia TRD Pro uses two-inch-diameter Fox piggyback monotube shocks with bottom-out-control technology created to increase damping force for "improved bottoming resistance in unforgiving terrain".

Like all the other TRD Pro models, the new Sequoia TRD Pro gets legendary Fox Shocks. To complement the changes, TRD updated the tuning of the Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks and front and rear springs.

All of that specialized road handling is tied to plenty of power.

Much like its namesake, the Toyota Sequoia endures year after year. Both are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, although the V6 can also be connected to a six-speed manual.

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 dollars.in the United States). Low range is accessible on the fly via a rotary knob, while the center differential locks at the push of a button. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warnings are standard on every version of Toyota's mid-size pickup truck.

When it comes to rolling stock, the Sequoia TRD Pro rolls on TRD 18- by 8-inch black BBS forged aluminum wheels wearing P275/65 R18 tires, which complement the new trim-exclusive Army Green color that's available in addition to the regular palette. The pistons are about 50 percent larger than those in the standard Sequoia rear shocks.

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