Yesterday that all-new 2018 Toyota Tundra was introduced as Toyota unveiled the new 2018 Tundra TRD Sport model. Today we thought we’d give you a better look at the sporty new off-road truck with our Friday Photo Gallery. Toyota hasn’t yet released a ton of photos for the new truck, but we do have the few that they did add to its website, so you can check them out below. We’re very excited for the new truck to arrive right here in Edmonton, and can’t wait to make it available to all of you truck enthusiasts out there.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Canadian Release Date
Today was the kick-off of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, and we weren’t positive what Toyota was going to have in store for us, but we are quite pleased with the result. Our brand didn’t just introduce a new vehicle, it introduced three new vehicles, and we’re quite excited about all of them. But the one that is probably going to be the most exciting for all of you truck enthusiasts out there is the all-new 2018 Toyota Tundra, and more specifically its new TRD Sport trim level. With a Canadian release date slated for later this year, sometime in September to be as exact as we can at this point, we simply cannot wait for it to arrive here in Edmonton, Alberta.
“Ladies and gentlemen… I’m pleased to introduce the two newest additions to the TRD family… the 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport. These trucks came out great! With a focus on superior on-road driving performance… our engineers at TRD worked closely with Bilstein to develop sport-tuned shocks. Next… they reduced body-roll by adding beefier TRD front and rear sway bars. And finally… they topped them off by pairing them to distinct 20” wheel and tire packages. Each TRD Sport comes with its own styling to match its enhanced performance.”
– Bill Fay, Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Group
What’s new in the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport?
As you can tell by the quote above, the Sequoia will have a TRD model for the first time as well, which we are certainly excited about. But the Tundra TRD Sport might be the most exciting of the three new models, especially considering the entire 2018 Toyota Tundra was also refreshed for the new model year. That means whether you’re interested in a TRD Sport or not, you will have the benefit of several updates and enhancements both inside and out even in your regular 2018 Tundra. These changes include the addition of Toyota Safety Sense P, a new mesh or billet-style grille depending on trim level, DRLs and Fog Lights on certain trims and much more.
As for the 2018 Tundra TRD Sport, it will be available on the CrewMax or Double Cab configurations and will be powered by the 5.7L V8 engine option. Added features will include the following:
- TRD Sport-tuned Bilstein Shocks
- TRD Front and Rear Anti-Sway Bars
- Color-keyed mirrors, bumpers and hood scoop
- 20” Alloy Silver Sport Wheels
- LED Headlights featuring smoked chrome bezel
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED Fog Lights
- Mesh Grille with Body Color Surround
- TRD Sport Bedside Graphic
We cannot wait for the all-new 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport to be available right here in Edmonton, and we’ll keep you updated as more information regarding the Tundra TRD and the all-new 2018 Tundra as a whole as it becomes available. S. be sure to keep checking back right here at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra is an exceptional truck, but the TRD Pro Series takes everything that’s exceptional about it to the next level. If you’re interested in a truck that not only has the capabilities to haul and tow almost anything you want, but also have some fun off road, then the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series is the perfect truck for you.
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We’re going to be heading out to social media every Friday this month to take a look at some cool images or videos or posts and show them off. This week, we took a look at the hashtag #TRDPro to find some pretty impressive images. Whether purchasing a TRD Pro Series vehicle, or simply outfitting your vehicle with TRD Parts, we love all things TRD. We hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we did, and don’t forget that you can upgrade your own truck right here at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail with our Trail Edition packages.
A photo posted by 🌮💩~SoCal~📸’d Taco adventures! (@bajatxpro) on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:36pm PDT
A photo posted by Dimitri (@trdpro_pugz) on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:36pm PDT
A video posted by トヨタテクノクラフト株式会社 (@toyotaracingdevelopment) on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:03am PDT
2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series Canadian Release Date
We love trucks. Toyota trucks have been building a reputation as dependable, capable trucks for decades and over the past several years Toyota has been offering a trim that takes that to the next level: the TRD Pro Series. We already announced the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series much earlier this year, but now the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series has been unveiled with a Canadian release date of this fall – so they should be arriving any day now.
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“Toyota trucks already have a well-earned reputation for taming the toughest terrain and weather on the planet. With the Tundra TRD Pro, we add exclusive performance and capability equipment to make an already great truck into an epic truck ready for any adventure.”/span>
– Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc.
What’s added to the Tundra TRD Pro Series?
Before we dive into exactly what features are added to make the Tundra a TRD Pro Series, we should probably look at what models are available with the TRD Pro Series name attached. There are two different models to choose from, both of which are built onto the 4×4 Tundra SR5 5.7L TRD Off-Road edition. The two choices are either a double cab or CrewMax cab configuration. As for those TRD Pro upgrades, let’s dive right in.
- TRD Remote Reservoir Suspension
- TRD dual exhaust
- TRD ski plate
- 18” black alloy wheels
- Unique black leather seats featuring red stitching
- TRD Pro bed-side stamping, carpet floor mats and centre cap
- Unique shift knob
Of course, these are just the features added onto the existing TRD Off-Road package, which is already decked out to begin with. Expect plenty of off-road adventures behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series if you get your own. Before you decide, come on in and take one for a test drive!
2016 Toyota Tundra Power & Capabilities
When it comes to reputation, most of Toyota’s probably has to do with hybrid technology and impressive fuel efficiency. Their trucks might not be the first vehicles to pop into your head, but the truth is the brand has two very impressive pickups on their lineup. We thought we’d take a look at one of them, to show you exactly why it makes such a great choice. So we decided to highlight the power & capabilities of the 2016 Toyota Tundra.
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The 2016 Tundra’s power is generated by either a 4.6L V8 that delivers 310 horsepower alongside 327 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.7L V8 that delivers 381 horsepower alongside 401 pound-feet of torque. Either option offers plenty of power, but obviously the less powerful option will deliver a bit more in the way of efficiency, while the more powerful will likely have heightened capabilities.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is either automatically equipped or can be upgraded with a host of great capability-enhancing features. Things like an integrated trailer brake controller make sure even your heaviest load will stop when it’s supposed to, while trailer-sway control makes sure it stays in the position it’s supposed to. Those are just two of the features available, so it’s only scratching the surface.
But what about the actual capability specifications of the Tundra? Exact numbers will vary depending on what model you decide to go with. The max weight the truck’s bed can handle – or its max payload – ranges from 1,585 to 2,060 lbs. As for how much weight it can handle for towing, that ranges from 6,800 to a whopping 10,500 lbs.
So as you can see, the 2016 Toyota Tundra is pretty capable and quite powerful as well. If you have any other questions about the truck, or any of its specs & features, we’d be happy to answer them here at the sales desk. Or you can schedule a test drive to come take one for a spin yourself right here on our website.
How dependable is the Toyota Tundra?
When you’re looking into buying a new truck, you want to make sure the vehicle in question is dependable. Not just in the sense of its capabilities or performance ratings or any of those things we often look at specifically, but actually dependable, in the longevity sense of things. You want to make sure you can beat your truck up and it’ll still be standing, because often when looking at a truck it’s not just going to be a trophy for the driveway. So how dependable is the Toyota Tundra? Well we’ve got an answer to that question thanks to Victor Sheppard, a Tundra owner from San Antonio.
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“My truck looks great, and, except for a few little dents, it’s almost like new. Even the seats look just as they were when I bought it. They’re not as clean, of course, but they’re not busted or worn out.”
– Victor Sheppard, Loyal Toyota Customer
Why does it matter that this gentlemen’s truck – a 2007 Toyota Tundra – is in good condition? Because he’s put well over one million miles on its odometer, and it still has the original engine, transmission and paint job. That’s 1,000,000 miles in nine years, virtually unheard of in any type of vehicle. But Sheppard, who regularly makes work-related treks from his Texas home to places in North Dakota, Wyoming and Virginia, made sure to take care of his beloved truck, so that it could last past that million-mile mark.
The Million-Mile Tundra
When Mike Sweers, the chief truck engineer at Toyota Technical Center, caught wind of Sheppard’s million-mile truck, he quickly wanted to find out how much it was worth to Sheppard. A truck like Victor’s could provide tons of insight into what went right, and what allowed the truck to last as long as it did. That’s not to say that it was an outlier, as long as you keep up with maintenance any Toyota truck could be just as dependable as Victor Sheppard’s.
In the end, it ended up being worth a brand-new truck, as Sheppard agreed to trade his million-mile Tundra to Sweers for an all-new 2016 Toyota Tundra. But if a million miles doesn’t scream dependability, then we don’t know what will.
2016 Toyota Tundra Specs & Features
In our opinion, the Toyota Tundra has become a somewhat-iconic truck on the market, so you might not believe that it was only just recently introduced for the 2000 model year. Sure, that was 16 years ago, but compared to some of the other vehicles on the market that is pretty recent. Back in 2007 it entered its second generation, and in 2014 it received a pretty extensive facelift. We’d like to see the Tundra enter its third generation sometime in the next couple of years, but until it does we’re perfectly fine with the incredible 2016 Toyota Tundra. It has impressive specs & features that make it a viable option in the full-size, light-duty truck segment.
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“Tundra offers Canadian truck fans impressive towing capability plus a choice of engine sizes, drivetrains, cab sizes and bed lengths – al generously equipped for performance, comfort and safety. Tundra’s bold, chiseled exterior perfectly complements a refined and technologically advanced interior, plus performance that will handle just about any task Canadians can throw at it,” stated the Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc., Larry Hutchinson.
Why should I purchase a 2016 Toyota Tundra?
There are certain specs & features that are important to have in a truck like the 2016 Toyota Tundra, and thanks to there being a whopping ten different model combinations available in the Tundra you can make sure you get exactly the right truck that you need. With all of the different models, it would be hard to point out all of the different fuel efficiencies, payloads and towing capacities at once. We can tell you, however, that the 5.7L V8 engine option delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, while the smaller 4.6L V8 generates 310 hp alongside 327 lb-ft. of torque. If you want to know any of the specifications in particular about a certain model, you can definitely call the showroom here at the dealership.
As for features, the 2016 Toyota Tundra is packed with different options from the SR5 Package that adds an extra dose of entertainment and style or the Towing Package that allows even more control over what and how you can tow. Overall, the Tundra has a multitude of great features that make it much more than simply a work truck, but a vehicle that you can enjoy every time you sit in the driver’s seat.
If you’d like to hop in that seat for yourself and take a 2016 Toyota Tundra for a spin, don’t hesitate to schedule a test drive right here on our website. We’d also be happy to answer any other questions you might have here at the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail sales desk so feel free to give us a call.
Chinese New Year Sale Edmonton AB
In case you were unaware, this coming Monday – February 8th – is the Chinese New Year! In order to celebrate this exciting holiday we’ve put together an equally-exciting sale for you here at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail, with thousands of dollars in discounts on select in-stock models. If you’ve been teetering on the edge of whether or not you should purchase a new vehicle, now is the time to make your purchase during this outstanding Chinese New Year sale in Edmonton AB!
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For starters, you’ll be able to get special finance and lease rates on new vehicles throughout the sale, starting as low as… zero percent! But more than that, four of our most popular vehicles will have incredible discounts available, with some even venturing over $10,000 off. Whether you’re in the market for a sedan, a hybrid or a truck, there will be a sale for you during our Chinese New Year sale.
- Toyota Prius models will be up to $3,000 off
- Toyota Corolla models will be up to $5,500 off
- Toyota Camry models will be up to $7,000 off
- Toyota Tundra models will be up to $10,000 off
So as you can see, now would certainly be the time to start seriously looking into purchasing a new vehicle, especially if you’re interested in a full-size, light-duty truck like the Toyota Tundra. But these discounts aren’t the only thing available to you during the sale, as you can now earn Aeroplan Miles at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail: 250 miles when you test drive a new Toyota, 2 miles for $2 you spend getting your Toyota vehicle serviced or 50,000 miles when you purchase a new Toyota vehicle!
To top it all off, purchasing a new vehicle during the sale will net you a very special lucky red packet! Inside your lucky red packet you could find anything from free remote starters, discounts on our Extra Care Protection Warranty, gift certificates to TNT Supermarket or even a nice cash prize. The sale kicks off tomorrow and will run until at least Tuesday February 9th! Be sure to hurry into Wheaton Toyota on the Trail to take advantage of this sale over the next few days!
Tailgating with Toyota Tundra
Tailgating season is in full swing right now and Toyota is celebrating in its own way. They have designed and created the ultimate tailgating truck. It is the perfect edition to any outdoor event and the Tundra is the perfect vehicle to use for this design because of its long and versatile bed. Let’s take a closer look at tailgating with this specially designed Toyota Tundra.
The special Toyota Tundra tailgating vehicle has a barbeque installed on its bed and has been traveling across Canada from Ribfest in Toronto to Poutine Fest in Montreal. This specialty Tundra was created in partnership with Napoleon, a Canadian grill, fireplace and HVAC manufacturing company. Together they created two of these Tundra tailgating vehicles. One will be visiting events in eastern Canada while the other one will be headed west. It will even be traveling to Red Deer, AB for the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which is less than 2 hours away from Edmonton.
The Toyota Tundra is the perfect vehicle to turn into a the ultimate tailgating vehicle, because of its 8.1-foot bed that can handle a multipurpose setup that includes a grill, prep table and condiment area that Napoleon customer-created. The standard Tundra also has a liftgate that is easy to lower and lift, which makes it simple to load and unload everything you need, whether you’re tailgating or working on your next project. The Tundra (4×2 Regular Cab Long Bed) also has a maximum payload of 855kg (1,895 lb.) and a towing capacity of 4,760kg (10,500 lb.), which means it can tow or haul just about anything you might need.
If you are interested in learning more about the Toyota Tundra, call or visit Wheaton Toyota on the Trail. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. Schedule a test drive in Edmonton AB today!