When Toyota introduced the RAV4 TRD Off-Highway on the Chicago Auto Present this 12 months, we’ve got been as shocked as everybody. The RAV4 had already plunged into the off-road market with the Journey, however because it was not a chassis-bodied automobile, we didn’t count on Toyota to present it the TRD therapy. We couldn’t assist however marvel how far the RAV4 TRD Off-Highway was higher than the Journey.
To get our reply, we discovered Jack Hollis, Normal Supervisor of the Toyota Model for North America, in North America. We then requested him what somebody in a TRD Off-Highway might do in the identical approach that somebody in an journey couldn’t. His response was surprisingly trustworthy.
"You already know, it's humorous as a result of the technical adjustments usually are not completely important. Clearly, TRD's consideration has been extra vital, however to attempt to let you know that there’s a important distinction, there is no such thing as a option to attempt to do it. "
No less than for the second, it appears that evidently the Off-Highway is the one RAV4 TRD we can have. Once we requested Hollis in regards to the potential of a TRD Professional, he mentioned, "TRD Execs are historically based mostly on chassis-body autos. So, do I feel there may be [potential for a RAV4 TRD Pro]? There will be. However that's not our plan but. Our plan is absolutely ending with Sequoia to finish that. "
The straightforward undeniable fact that there usually are not sufficient mechanical modifications to make the TRD Off-Highway far more environment friendly than the Journey, don’t assume that it is just an look. Enhancements to the suspension ought to make driving on tough terrain extra comfy and the tires are possible extra puncture resistant. Toyota would possibly even think about dropping the RAV4 Journey and changing it with the TRD Off-Highway.
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