Supercharged Aurion, Toyota’s first official TRD modelEnlarge Photo
The TRD Aurion, slated for sale from the third quarter of this year, will feature a supercharged 3.5L V6 engine sending at least 235kW to the front wheels. The package also comes with 19in alloys, a sports bodykit, lowered suspension and upgraded brakes. Currently, the car is only planned to be sold in Australia but considering that the Aurion is sold in other markets as the Camry, we may just see blown versions overseas. Toyota also displayed its TRD HiLux SUV-Concept powered by a 4.0L supercharged V6 that’s also scheduled to enter production by the end of the year.
Despite running its own Formula One team, Toyota does not have a true sports model to showcase its motorsport technology. We hope the introduction of this TRD branded model and the new IS-F from Lexus are a sign of things to come.