Fans of off-roading and Overlanding will like the new direction that Toyota Trailhunter provides.
While the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is the lineup’s flagship, with higher-speed off-road performance to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor, the new Tundra Trailhunter takes off-road and Overlanding enthusiasts down a new path.
Toyota just unveiled Tundra Trailhunter here at the SEMA show 2022.
We have something extremely unique from SEMA 2022 for you, and it’s this vehicle that Toyota just unveiled here at the show. It’s a completely new trim, level, or package. It’s known as the Trailhunter. That’s correct; Toyota registered a trademark for Trailhunter about a year and a half ago, and everyone wondered what it would be. Is it going to be a competition for the Jeep Wrangler?
Is it going to be a Ford, a Bronco Fighters, or a truck?
We now have a lot of information regarding this. There will be a package from the factory for Overlanding, camping, and adventure driving. That’s correct! This is insufficient to promote the construction with extras; therefore, in this video, I’d like to tour you around the truck from the exhibition just after it’s been introduced, so you’re the first to view it.
So take the camera and let me show you the truck in great detail. So, first and foremost, let me state unequivocally that this is a tundra. Although this is a new tundra, the Trailhunter badge and brand will be available on various Toyota cars, not just the tundra.
So, let’s start with the suspension, and you can see a little amount of suspension right here underneath the remote reservoir shocks. It has a lift, big tires, distinctive wheels, and, of course, a lot of badging. So, what’s the deal? It’s all about taking the risk and doing it with factory support. So when you add weight to the truck, such as the bed, rack, tent, roof rack, lights, Max tracks, and so on, you are adding weight to the truck.
In all respects, this truck will be well-balanced.
So, what do you have? There will be weight added to the truck, but Toyota experts will work on the suspension system to get it dialed in and have a balanced truck all around. So the vehicle must be able to support the weight appropriately. As you can see, it’s leveled out and ready for adventure. Clearance is a significant issue; they’re working on it, especially with these distinctive bumpers front and back.
As you can see, the spare tire on this truck is a BF Goodrich All Terrain, but don’t take this literally. The tire’s brand may change. Some of the things may be somewhat modified, but you can order and build a Trailhunter Grand truck from the manufacturer. Whatever you want to call it, the TRD PRO and other trim levels of Toyota trucks and possibly SUVs will remain; the TRD PRO is for fast driving.
The Trailhunter will be more suited to off-road driving. These bumpers with side stairs in the back are fantastic. As you can see, the exhaust pipe on the driver’s side is neatly concealed beneath this bed rack. Please excuse the bed.
Rack is also fairly distinctive, and it has these handles.
I appreciate that there’s also the possibility of a fridge and other goods. This concept even includes firewood.
Truck Here’s a closer look at the badge; they’re dubbing it Toyota’s “flagship” offroad vehicle. Please allow me to proceed in this manner. I want to show you the front of the truck again. It has a fascinating suspension system; as you can see, the truck is leveled, and this is major enough news that I’m creating a special film only about it. Consider a front bumper, which has toe points, plenty of clearance, and plenty of airflow.
You can see some Trailhunter badging, and I believe there are Trailhunter skid plates beneath. There are also rigid special lights, and this appears to have the TRD Pro grille. We still don’t have many details, hm. Depending on the equipment, what trim level or levels will the Trailhunter have?What will the price be for these truck defenders, which are also from a TTRP and have nice wheels that are tucked in underneath?
The front of the light bar and roof rack are right there.
So, what would it compete against?
I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I believe this truck will compete primarily with other factory tracks, such as the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison and the GMC Sierra 1500 84X AEV Edition. Those trucks take some aftermarket parts and productionalize them into really capable offroad vehicles, and, of course, Toyota really owns a lot of the space for camping and adventure driving with the Tacoma, Forerunner, and Tundra, so the fact that they’re releasing this new Trailhunter trim level, or a bundle on top of a trim level, is very exciting.
I believe it simply means that they are willing to put factory power behind what their customers have been doing for decades: retrofitting their vehicles to make them a little more capable for long travel and adventure.So this is your first look, your first look from SEMA, and as you can see, there are a lot of people here. It’s extremely loud. Please excuse me one more time.
Some of the details are quite beautiful
Take a look at this world map right here on the bumper. Of course, there’s the hitch, and I’m delighted to see a rear radar plate for the sensors because these vehicles have the newest technology, like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and 360-degree cameras, and it all has to function together. And this is what Toyota is really doing: they’re putting their engineering might behind it, so you can get a holistic truck in one go, and you could also, of course, finance it as a single purchase instead of buying multiple parts and then going to a shop somewhere and adding a lot of these components yourself. Look at the side rail; it looks really, really strong like it attaches in many places.
Because there are numerous attachment points to the frame, it should be a strong and capable component.
Do you believe Toyota is on the right road with the Trailhunter badge?
They’re saying only some things, but could we see a Tacoma Trailhunter, a 4Runner Trailhunter, and a Sequoia Trailhunter? So, these are some of the other trucks on display at SEMA. Of course, the Tacoma and Forerunner haven’t been updated yet, and the new Sequoia, the 2023, is just hitting the market, but in time, we’ll see a new generation of Tacoma and 4Runner join the Sequoia.
That’s what you can see over there behind them; they’ll come together to form a family of vehicles, so stay tuned for more, and pricing will be released later.
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