Highlights from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb. 13, 2016 By Josh Burns
This year’s Chicago Auto Show offered plenty of cool announcements for the off-road crowd. With fuel prices down and vehicle sales increasing, it looks like the truck and SUV market is only growing - and that’s good news for those of us who rely on these vehicles to explore the great outdoors.

Here’s a recap of all of the exciting news pertaining to the off-road nation from Chicago.

Toyota Announces 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro
Call us impatient, but as excited as we were to see the all-new 2016 Tacoma,  we were so excited about 2015’s TRD Pro version of the truck and couldn’t help but wonder when a new one might be released. When asked, Toyota wouldn’t confirm or deny when, or if, we’d see a new Tacoma TRD Pro, but the company confirmed at its press conference in Chicago that we’d see TRD Pro version of the new truck later this year as a 2017 model.

The truck is based on the TRD Off-Road package but boasts a few notable upgrades, such as unique blacked-out styling cues such as headlamp and taillights, badges and unique TRD wheels, but it also touts performance upgrades such TRD-tuned springs, an additional inch of lift, and 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks. The Tacoma TRD Pro will only be available in a 4x4 Double Cab option in limited quantities, and it will be offered in three unique colors that include Cement, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Super White.

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There are plenty of other unique and cool features on the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro, so for more check out the full story here.

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