Toyota has announced more trim level and configuration changes to the 2018 Toyota Tundra lineup. One news that stands out above the rest is that the TRD Pro model will no longer be available on the 2018 Tundra. Why is this happening? Why is the most off-road worthy Tundra going away when the 2018 Tundras go on sale in August of 2017?
TFLtruck reached out to Toyota for comment. Toyota did not offer a direct explanation. However, a company spokesperson said that “there is a precedent for TRD Pro models being discontinued”. For example, the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was discontinued for 2016, and then came back in the next generation of the Tacoma for 2017. We asked whether the next generation of the Tundra is coming, and whether it will have a TRD Pro version. Toyota did not offer an answer at this time, as the company does not discuss future product plans.
Toyota off-road enthusiasts who want to buy a brand new Tundra TRD Pro will have to hunker down for the 2018 model year, and hope that the truck returns for 2020 model year or later.