First the bad news. Toyota has unveiled TRD versions of its Camry and Avalon sedans ahead of the Los Angeles show later this month, but has said nothing about any supplementary kilowatts. That makes us a little bit sad.
A little recompense comes via the fact that the #TRDtakeover Facebook video series did suggest that the TRD versions of the XX50 Avalon and the XV70-gen Camry would get a more focused suspension tune. And given the fact that plenty of performance is already available for so little in Aussie Camry models (the V6 is just over $37K and, with 224kW, has more grunt than a Porsche Cayman) perhaps a little cornering control might be just the ticket.
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As well as the suspension mods, the usual targets of bodykit, wings, alloys and sportier interior trims have all been given the once-over. Gloss black details and a rear diffuser give a slicker look to the exterior while the cabin benefits from leather and suede seat trims with red stitching and TRD emblazoned head restraints, the red theme continuing with red seat belts and floor mat flashes. We all know that in the absence of extra power, more red is a decent fall-back option.
We’ll have boots on the ground in LA later this month to bring you all the news from America’s show without the snow, including word on TRD’s plans for Australia.