In the first step of our TRD Like Pro Build Series, we focused on one of the most crucial upgrades on the Tundra TRD Pro: Bilstein front coilover shocks. In Part 2, we look to complement the upgraded front coilovers with 2.5-inch Bilstein rear shocks.

The first part of our TRD Like a Pro Series focuses on one of the most important upgrades to our Toyota Tundra – Bilstein coilover front shocks. These larger-than-stock, 60mm shocks will enhance the truck’s suspension performance in challenging off-road terrain as well as provide some additional ground clearance by raising the front of the truck 2 inches.

Over a year ago, Toyota unveiled its TRD Pro lineup of 2015 models for the first time. Its new TRD Pro packages, hailed as Toyota’s most capable off-roaders to date, upped the ante in capability for its Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma. Although the vehicles have been a big hit, Toyota built less than 10,000 units between the three models, and that has made the limited run of popular units hard to come by.

Toyota unveiled an updated 2016 Land Cruiser recently.

Toyota recently unveiled an updated 2016 Land Cruiser.

Since 1957, Toyota has continually sold the Land Cruiser in the United States. For 2016, Toyota has unveiled an updated version of its beloved capable-yet-luxurious SUV. Both the interior and exterior will receive updates for the new model year, as well as new safety technology, a major drivetrain upgrade and enhanced multimedia updates.

Van Nuys, CA (August 10, 2015)
– Funrise Toys, manufacturer of Tonka branded products under license from Hasbro, announced the completion of its new Tonka 4Runner, sponsored by Toyota, Bulletproof Suspensions and other brands including Smittybilt and Rigid Industries. The power-packed 4Runner joins a family of life-size TONKA marketing vehicles including the Tonka T-Rex, the Tonka Tundra and Off-road vehicles – Pro 2, Pro 4, Pro Lite and Pro Buggy, which compete in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.


VALENCIA, CALIF. – The Los Angeles Region of Toyota Motor Sales today presented a check for $110,200 to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) during a Torch Ceremony celebration of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for the World Games. To showcase Toyota’s support both locally and nationally, Valencia Mayor Marsha McLean joined Toyota Motor Sales Los Angeles Region General Manager Alec Hagey and LETR Final Leg Team Leader Chief Jeff Spaulding for the ceremony at Westfield Valencia Town Center.

Sister site AutoGuide.com and multiple outlets are reporting on leaked information from what appears to be a recent dealer meeting showing the starting pricing for the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma truck, a truck we will get the first chance to drive next month.


PLANO, TEXAS – En route to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, Toyota celebrates the Flame of Hope arriving at the temporary Toyota headquarters (TCAL) last Friday afternoon as part of the Unified Relay Across America. Toyota’s Steve Curtis, vice president of corporate communications; and Terri Von Lehmden, national manager, PMO & talent acquisition, made the half-mile torch run down Legacy Drive in Plano, Texas. As Curtis and Von Lehmden arrived at headquarters, they were greeted by local Special Olympics athletes and their families, Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer, and one-hundred of the first Toyota employees who have moved to Texas.

As the Flame of Hope was carried onto Toyota soil, Lentz addressed the crowd in attendance reiterating Toyota’s commitment to Special Olympics USA, what it means for Toyota to be a part of the World Games Los Angeles 2015, as well as the Unified Relay Across America.


Johnny Greaves is a three-time TORC PRO 4WD title holder. He’s won races at every level. And on Sunday, the driver of the Monster Energy/Maxxis Tires Toyota took home his fourth Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup championship after another nail-biter against his son and current class points leader CJ Greaves. CJ added to that points lead earlier in the day at the Big House Brawl at Crandon Off-Road International Raceway with a win over Dad in the PRO 4WD race. Traxxas/Cooper Tire pilot Keegan Kincaid broke out the broom, completing the PRO 2WD sweep at his home track. In PRO Light, after two straight runner-up finishes here, Travis Dinsmore and his Atturo Tires held off a hard-charging Luke Johnson for his first-ever class victory.


PLANO, Texas – Toyota Motor North America today unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus. In support of the Company’s “One Toyota” vision, the renderings reveal buildings and outdoor spaces designed to create a collaborative environment that encourages discovery, transparency and creativity.