2017 Tokyo Auto Salon: Toyota Unveils TRD’d Vehicles
Toyota Racing Development has got its hands on six of the brand’s vehicles and made each of them that bit sportier.
For the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, Toyota’s in-house tuning department, Toyota Racing Development (TRD), has launched sportier versions of the C-HR, 86 coupe, HiLux pickup and HiAce people mover.
The six TRD-tuned cars are obviously inspired by Toyota’s huge investment in motorsport and all feature new body kits and large alloy wheels, as well as other extras.
Of the six TRD-modified cars, two are based on Toyota’s recently launched C-HR SUV.
C-HR ‘Aggressive Style
The “aggressive” version of the C-HR comes with LED daytime running lights; a custom front bumper; custom rear diffuser; extended side skirts to give it more of a track feel; and a lip spoiler on the tailgate.
C-HR- ‘Extreme Style’
The rather menacing looking “extreme” version of the C-HR boasts an imposing front spoiler; black wheel arches; red mud flaps; and a set of 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Other extras include sports seat covers; tire pressure monitoring; a motion control beam for the suspension system; and door handle protectors.
14R-60 Carbon Concept
This particular concept was designed to further evolve the 14R-60 model, which had a limited run of 100 units as a Toyota Techno Craft 60th anniversary model last year. It features an extended spoiler lip, while reproducing the shape of the 86 TRD Griffon Concept’s front bumper. A carbon-fibre front bumper and front wings are designed to reduce the overall weight of the car.
86 TRD Rally Concept4
Built in collaboration with Fumio Tahara – a multiple winner of the Japan Rally Championship – this 86 rally concept vehicle isn’t that dissimilar to the Griffon Concept from 2013, yet offers a more practical approach to racing.
HiAce TRD Concept
The HiAce TRD Concept sits closer to the road and looks like a super cool, toughened up team bus. Some of the concept van’s parts, such as the front spoiler and mudflaps, are rumoured to be hitting the JDM market in the future.
HiLux Revo TRD AXCR2016
The Hilux Revo TRD AXCR2016 looks motorsport ready, with a full cage and race seats, and was created to compete in grueling cross country races like the Dakar rally.