We bet you didn’t know the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro did not exist for model-year 2018. Yes, it was there in 2017, and yes, it will be back for 2019 — but the TRD Pro trim wasn’t available for 2018. That hole in the Tundra lineup was filled by the new-for-2018 TRD Sport trim, which gave Toyota engineers time to get the return of the TRD Pro just right and dressed to crush the backcountry. We fully expect both versions to be available in 2019, but we’ll have to wait for the official announcement.
We had the chance to take a closeup look at the new TRD Pro at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show to see what’s new and what’s familiar. In the video below, you’ll see that we like the new hood scoop, the BBS alloy wheels and matte-black dual-exhaust tips. But we can’t wait to push the suspension to its limits to see how much better the all-new Fox shocks are (or are not) compared to the previous-generation Bilsteins.