Available Early Next Year, the Upgrade Delivers 32 More Horsepower and Enhanced Low-End Torque
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2023) – Toyota announced today that it will be offering a TRD Performance Package for Tundra customers starting in early 2024.
Recognizing the opportunity to leverage the new Tundra and its twin turbocharged, i-FORCE V6 engine, Toyota sought to bring something truly unique to its customers.
“In factory trim, the base i-FORCE engine produces 389 peak horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 479 lb-ft. of torque at 2,400 rpm,” said Greg Bernas, vice president, Toyota Service Parts and Accessories Development. “The TRD Performance Package increases power output to 421 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, while peak torque comes on 400 rpm sooner, delivering 479 lb-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm, broadening the torque band and significantly improving power delivery at throttle tip in,” Bernas said. “On the i-FORCE MAX Tundra, the kit boosts horsepower from 437 to 469.”
Building on the strength of Toyota’s i-FORCE engine design, the engineers increased airflow going into the turbochargers, while optimizing the engine management calibration via software. The TRD Performance Package employs larger, higher-flowing dual intakes coupled with a higher flowing cat-back exhaust that reduces back pressure.
With the hard parts installed, the engine management calibration is optimized to take advantage of the new hardware and 91 octane premium fuel, an essential element that allows Toyota engineers to optimize engine output. Tundra TRD Pro buyers can expect the same horsepower and torque gains from their i-FORCE MAX powertrain. Unique throttle tuning compliments the increased powertrain performance resulting in a sporty and powerful driving feel.
The TRD Performance Package also includes exclusive visual cues, including a special badge on the tailgate and a unique exhaust tip treatment. Together, the sound of the turbochargers spooling up and the menacing exhaust note provide auditory proof of a measurable performance enhancement worthy of TRD.
“We wanted to build on the excitement of the new Tundra platform and the twin-turbo engine— which already makes monster horsepower and torque— to develop this performance package,” said Jakin Wilson, senior engineering manager, Toyota Motor North America.
The TRD Performance Package also provides customers with peace-of–mind thanks to a full, factory-backed warranty, along with the added convenience of financing options. The kit is installed before it reaches the dealer, and comes with a MSRP price of $3,400.
Initially, the TRD Performance Package will be offered on new Tundras. Toyota is considering expanding the package to other models in the near future, while also working to offer a dealer–installed option for customers that already own Tundras and are looking for a factory-backed way to crank up the power.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 65 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships.
Toyota directly employs more than 49,000 people in the U.S. who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing plants. By 2025, Toyota’s 10th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With more electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, Toyota currently offers 26 electrified options.
Through its Driving Possibilities initiative, the Toyota USA Foundation has committed $110 million to create innovative educational programs within, and in partnership with, historically underserved and diverse communities near the company’s 14 U.S. operating sites.
For more information about Toyota, visit www.ToyotaNewsroom.com.
Toyota Product Communications