Toyota reveals 2021 TRD Pro and Trail special edition lineups.
While we eagerly await for Toyota's next-generation of trucks, which will ride on an all-new global platform, the Japanese automaker has just announced updates to its TRD Pro lineup for the 2021 model year. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner, the 2021 Toyota Tundra, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2021 Toyota Sequoia all carry over into the new model year with minimal changes including a new signature color for the TRD Pro models called Lunar Rock.
You may recognize this pale shade of green from the RAV4 Adventure, where it was previously an exclusive color. Lunar Rock replaces Army Green in the color palette for the 2021 model year, continuing the trend of offering a different signature color for the TRD Pro models every year. If you still want to buy a Toyota painted in Army Green, the color will still be available on the Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner Trail Special Editions.
A new color isn't the only addition for the 2021 TRD Pro lineup. All TRD Pro models get modified black TRD alloy flow form wheels wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler tires. Toyota says the new wheels are styled to look like the outgoing ones but feature a more aggressive spoke design and a deeper dish to make them stronger and more rigid. This minor change to the wheels has also allowed Toyota to adjust the shock absorber tuning of the 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass Shocks, providing an improvement in trail driving isolation and high-speed performance.
The 4Runner gets its own specific change in the form of new LED lights. These LED headlights and foglights come standard on all grades while the Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro grades also receive LED high beams.
For those who do not need the extreme off-road capability of the TRD Pro models, the Trail Special Edition models offer substantial value for outdoor lovers. These three models will be available starting in fall 2020 and are based on the SR5 grade with either 2WD or 4WD. Buyers will have a choice of paint colors including Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black Metallic, and Super White, all of which are paired with black exterior badging, black seating, and a unique tan accent stitching. All three models include all-weather floor liners but each receives its own unique upgrades as part of the special edition.
The Tacoma Trail Special Edition, for example, includes Dark Gray 16-inch TRD Off-Road wheels with Kevlar All-Terrain tires, a Tacoma Limited grille, and lockable bed storage. The Tundra also gets lockable storage, a 1794 Edition grille, and special wheels. Finally, the 4Runner gets Dark Gray TRD Off-Road wheels and a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket.
Toyota says pricing information will be available soon but we don't expect the numbers to change drastically from 2020.