Toyota sent their pro drivers Andy Bell and Ryan Millen to take the 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro to the western hemisphere’s northernmost road for some spectacular photo ops. The white truck can be hard to spot in the snow, but when you can see it, it’s quite a sight to behold.
That color combination is just perfect. And really makes me wish my own truck had heated seats. Some Fox bypass suspension would be pretty nice, too.
I must confess I wasn’t in love with the first Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro I drove, a 2015 model that was also sprayed in my favorite truck color. It felt sluggish, old and most importantly “not enough awesome” for the money.
The 2017 redesign has raised my hopes for the TRD Pro lineup all over again, though. More power, a locking differential, significantly stouter shocks, and nice tweaks to the Tacoma face with a V6 manual 4x4 option still on the table makes for a solid truck on paper.
Is it actually as great to drive as Toyota’s team drivers would have us believe? Overland Journal’s Scott Brady seems to think so, but I haven’t verified his claims myself yet. Until that happens, it sure is exciting to watch in action.
Images/video via Toyota