Toyota Discontinues TRD Supercharger


One of the outstanding questions for Toyota Racing Development fans has been answered with Toyota announcing it will discontinue its TRD supercharger assembly and component parts, effective immediately.

In an emailed statement, Toyota Midwest spokesman Rick Bourgoise said the supercharger was discontinued for a variety of factors.

"Increasing legacy costs associated with the recalibration of an expanding pool of past model year vehicles, along with rising development/engineering expenses and evolving emissions requirements have negatively impacted the program's return on investment to the point where it is no longer financially viable to offer these products for sale," Bourgoise said in the email.

He also said Toyota plans to sell all existing supercharger stock; once the supply is exhausted Toyota will no longer offer a supercharger kit.

This news isn't a big surprise since the writing has been on the wall for a while. The TRD supercharger was noticeably absent on the TRD Pro lineup and when the 2014 Toyota Tundra was unveiled.

Also, Toyota buyers have had an ongoing issue with flex-fuel capable trucks. Due to the way these truck engines are built, the TRD supercharger isn't compatible.

While the TRD supercharger is gone, Toyota pointed out that TRD performance accessories available through dealers will still offer a range of upgrades like exhausts, suspension components, wheels and other trim features.

Toyota was the last full-size truck manufacturer to offer a supercharger kit. Supercharger kits are still available through after-market suppliers.

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