Toyota GR Series going to See Life In United States Under TRD Brand. We announced earlier that the GR line – that stands for Gazoo Racing – likely won’t make it to United States shores & that’s continue the case.
However, North US likely going to see tidbits of the action though the automaker’s TRD division, that is indeed a well-established brand in these portions that Toyota does not need to mess with.
Whether it’s GR or TRD, simmering in the background of all this Toyota performance talk is the much-rumored Fresh Supra, that would certainly be the headlining act of this Fresh sports vehicle line.
With automatics & clutchless paddle-shift boxes becoming the norm in the performance realm, offering the Supra by a manual would be a massive step in rekindling excitation for Toyota performance.
59 photosThe GR line has made its formal debut in Japan, though we’ve heard no Fresh word on the Supra.
U.S. Toyota TRD Models to Get Upgrades From GR Sub-Brand
Toyota gave its Japanese & European lineups an injection of sportiness while it introduced the GR sub-brand final week.
But at the time it was Mysterious if the United States would get the same upgrades from GR, that stands for Toyota’s performance division Gazoo Racing.
With that said, the GR series upgrades, that involve retuned suspensions, unique trim, larger intakes, & smaller steering wheels, going to come to the United States under the TRD banner.
Tomoyama even said complete produce cars can be branded as TRD models.
But maybe—just maybe—the United States market is availiable for a Prius Prime TRD.
Toyota GR likely to be branded TRD in US, launch standalone sports car
Toyota said the GR name, that refers to the automaker’s Gazoo Racing motorsport department, going to be extended to other markets.
Speaking by Automotive break news (subscription required), Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki Tomoyama said Toyota won’t Utilize the GR name in the U.S.
The reason is that Toyota feels the existing TRD (Toyota Racing Development) sub-brand is indeed well established here & does not necessity changing.
2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN Enlarge PhotoThe perfect break news is that Tomoyama said Toyota models purveyed in the United States would receive some of the GR treatments.
The premier GRMN vehicle is the Yaris GRMN unveiled earlier this year.
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