Toyota is mulling over giving everything in its lineup the sporty TRD treatment, revealed Jack Hollis, the – deep breath – Group Vice-President and General Manager of Toyota Division at Toyota Motor North America in an interview with AutoGuide.
“I love the TRD brand, I love what Toyota Racing Development does, and I like learning from our motorsports teams and putting it into our cars,” he explained.
Slapping on a TRD badge does a little more than just add some red stripes and black wheels: it actually offers some performance improvements as well, usually in the form of suspension upgrades.
A Corolla TRD was already at SEMA and received a lot of positive feedback; a hotted-up Corolla could be a great competitor to the Civic Si, and would let us live out our late 1980s fantasies again.
This also leaves the door open for potential models like the GT86 TRD, or maybe even a Supra TRD.
On top of slinging some TRDs around, Toyota also plans to possibly add all-wheel-drive to almost all of its models, with the only exclusion being the CH-R, for some reason.
An AWD system for models such as the Camry, Avalon and Corolla would add a lot more choices for buyers, and put Toyota a few points ahead of offerings from Honda.
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