Feb 222017
2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models

Pictured is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, so we can expect some similarities in the 2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models.

When outdoor adventures call you name, you need a vehicle that can get you there. At the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota showed three new, adventurous models capable enough for even the most outdoorsy family.

Both the Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV will gain new TRD Sport models for the 2018 model year. In addition, the popular RAV4 gains an Adventure model. These adventure-driven models will all come with performance upgrades.

The Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport trims will be powered by the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. In addition, they will get TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars. Both models will also come with unique exterior styling elements to set them apart from other models. The Tundra will get 20-inch alloy silver sporty wheels and a mesh grille with body color surround. On the Sequoia, buyers will see darkened rear tail light housing, metallic black mirror caps, and a new front grille insert.

On the RAV4 Adventure model with front-wheel drive, it will have an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. The all-wheel-drive models will come with Dynamic Torque Control. Both will feature a Tow Prep Package along with an upgraded suspension system and more.

These adventurous 2018 models will begin arriving in dealership this September.

Aug 182014

Toyota TRD Pro Series Tundra

Here at Hurlbert Toyota, we’ve been dreaming about seeing the Toyota TRD Pro Series, especially the souped-up TRD Tundra, in action ever since we first heard about the new off-road vehicles. This November, that dream will become a reality. Toyota has announced that the Pro Series Tundra will race in the Baja 1000, an off-road event running from November 12-16.

“Competing in the Full Size Stock class allows our team to test the Tundra TRD Pro as close to stock as possible and showcase its strength and durability in the Mexican desert’s treacherous terrain,” said Andrew Franceschini, Toyota truck marketing and communications national manager. Of course, we all know a car or truck is only as good as its driver, so Franceschini and co. have hired the world’s best off-road drivers to ensure that the new Tundra shines at the Baja 1000, no matter how much mud it is covered in.

Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer of Toyota Trucks, will navigate and a foursome of drivers—Ted Moncure, Andy Bell, Jamie Bestwick, and Ryan Millen—will collaborate to lead the Toyota TRD Pro Series Tundra to victory. Make sure to mark the Baja 1000 down on your calendars—and check back on the blog often for more TRD Series and Toyota news.

Jul 282014
Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Cars.com released their most recent list of “Most American” cars recently, which names vehicles that use over 75% domestically sourced parts and are assembled and sold in the United States. Sadly, only 10 cars were able to make the list this year. That’s the fewest in history. What is the brand with the most vehicles on the list, you ask? Toyota!

With four vehicles on the “Most American” list, Toyota takes the cake this Fourth of July.

The Toyota Camry, Sienna, Tundra, and Avalon fit the criteria of using American parts and labor thanks to assembly plants in Georgetown, KY, Lafayette, Indiana, and San Antonio, TX.

At Hurlbert Toyota, we’re glad to represent a company that is so committed to the US auto industry and creating new jobs in our country.