At the SEMA Show, Toyota likely had more modified vehicles than most manufacturers with a lot of aftermarket parts and product intent, but even a good bit of crazy.
The milder forms of automotive candy this year were a full line of SEMA Edition TRD concepts of their production cars.
While they were all different, the common thread was lowered and modded suspensions, better brakes, and performance exhaust from TRD.
These included a Toyota Avalon, a Camry and a Corolla sedan with parts that are either currently available through your dealer or with prototype parts they wanted to get thoughts on from their dealers.
There was even a SEMA TRD Edition Highlander which looked pretty wicked. It got the full deck-out with TRD seats, a black and red interior makeover and a healthy dose of new visuals on the exterior. A lowered suspension and 20-inch wheels really go a long way to transforming this soccer-mom’s car to something else entirely.
With the redesign of the 2016 Land Cruiser, it too got the TRD treatment with a more off-road path than the others. The front is lifted 2-inches and the suspension got TRD adjustable remote-reservoir coil-over shock absorbers all around.
There were many more builds, but my favorite was the Tundrasine concept. They took a 1794 Edition Tundra and stretched it a full 90-inches, added two sets of doors, and just really created something that will be even harder to park than the base truck.
The custom brown interior trappings are designed to rival corporate jets, in creating what Toyota calls the ultimate in executive transport. Well whatever you call it, the Tundrasine has a lot more gravitas than any Lincoln Town Car.
Incidentally, we’re test driving a much shorter 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition this week and will have a review coming soon. My bet is that’s I’ll get better gas mileage with mine than this thing will.