HYPE: Toyota Tundra TRD Desert Racer Reportedly in the Works

Updated: Jun 20



The global popularity of heavy-duty pickup-up trucks just keeps rising, with automotive companies placing their bets on their own aces. Toyota, being a global force in car manufacturing, could be entering this segment with an ace in the hole.


Loud rumor has been spreading of SEMA 2021’s Toyota TRD Desert Racer Tundra concept potentially being the Japanese brand’s preview of its upcoming all-terrain truck.


The infamous SEMA show truck was reportedly equipped with TRD-sourced suspension upgrades and 37-inch all-terrain tires housed in an off-road wide body kit during last year’s event. It was also equipped with metal bullbars and grille-mounted amber lights, completing the off-road motif.


There has been no official word from Toyota as of yet. The company has been secretive regarding the possibilities of having a production version of the TRD Desert Racer concept truck.


The strong hype surrounding the pick-up’s potential reveal was learned from a report of “The Drive” stating that a production version of the truck may be being tested by the company and that Toyota was reportedly planning on debuting the truck at a desert racing event, entering it in the “stock class of an as-yet-unspecified event.”


If rumors end up being true, then the global truck wars just got more interesting. Article by: PAULO CUENTO

January 26, 2022

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