[PHOTOS] Toyota Reveals SEMA Edition TRD Models
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is known for creating tough, off-road-ready trucks and SUVs. But for the 2015 SEMA Show, TRD developed special versions of five popular Toyota models—the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, and Land Cruiser. And they look pretty awesome.
SEMA Edition TRD Avalon
Toyota’s flagship sedan has been revamped for the 2016 model year, but the TRD version takes it a step further to make it sportier than ever before.
The SEMA Edition TRD Avalon is based on the XLE Touring trim level, and adds TRD lowering springs, TRD performance-tuned struts, TRD custom free-flow cat-back performance dual exhaust with quad tips, TRD decklid badging, and 19-inch TRD performance wheels. The result is a 1.5-inch lower ride height and the capability to go very, very fast indeed.
SEMA Edition TRD Camry
For the best-selling Camry TRD makeover, Toyota took the 2015 Camry XSE V6 and added TRD lowering springs, 21-inch TRD performance wheels, TRD performance-tuned struts and brake pads, and a custom free-flow cat-back performance dual exhaust.
The TRD Camry rides 1 inch lower in the front and 1.5 inches lower in the back. The additions give the sedan better traction and handling, ideal for a speed around your local racetrack.
SEMA Edition TRD Corolla
The 2016 Toyota Corolla LE Eco was tricked out with plenty of go-faster additions to create the TRD Corolla. The production model’s continuously variable transmission (CVT) was replaced with a TRD six-speed manual, and Toyota enhanced the sedan’s performance by adding a TRD custom free-flow cat-back single exhaust system.
Additionally, the TRD Corolla features 19-inch TRD performance wheels, and has a ride height of 1 inch lower in front and 1.5 inches lower in back.
SEMA Edition TRD Highlander
While most of the SEMA TRD models received the majority of their modifications on the outside, the Highlander was decked out with performance-ready features mostly on the inside. These include TRD seats, and a revamped cabin featuring dramatic red and black accents throughout.
Outside, the TRD Highlander features 10-inch bronze TRD performance wheels, and a slightly lowered ride height of 1 inch in the front and 1.5 inches in the back.
SEMA Edition TRD Land Cruiser
Unlike the four other SEMA Edition TRD models, which have a lowered ride height, the TRD Land Cruiser actually rides 2 inches higher in the front, making it a real off-road beast. Toyota has added a TRD skid plate underneath the vehicle to help protect it against rogue rocks and other off-road debris.
The TRD Land Cruiser also features TRD adjustable remote-reservoir coilover shock absorbers, TRD adjustable remote-reservoir shocks and springs, a TRD brush guard with LED driving lights, a TRD performance off-road air snorkel, bronze-color TRD tubular running boards, and a roof-mounted cargo pod. The Land Cruiser rides on 10-inch performance wheels.
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