More good news for all. With the recent introduction of official manufacturer tuning products from recognized tuning houses through official distributors similar to Nismo and Impul through Nissan, Abt through VW Cars and so on, Toyota is also moving forward with their up and coming TRD range.
TRD isn’t new in the Malaysian car tuning scene, they’ve long been privately imported through the local car shops. Recognizing the increasing market for performance and aesthetics, UMW Toyota Motor is now aiming to draw younger customers to the brand. (about time)
Through official collaboration with TRD Asia based in Thailand, selected TRD products will be manufactured locally, through OEMs reducing costs, making it much more affordable for Toyota customers. Plus, official Toyota support and warranty on all TRD products really sweetens the deal.
Here are some pictures of both the installation ease as well as the quality of OEM fitment.
A New Vios awaiting its hop-ups
Look who’s around the corner.
Only the TRD Sportivo range will be sold at the mean time. Which have all been tried and tested to withstand the the Southeast Asia harsh conditions. Made with the same high quality standards that is Toyota, they are all given a respectful 3-year warranty for manufacturing defects.
UMW Toyota won’t be offering horsepower products yet though. We’re happy enough to know they’re starting to bring TRD in as OEM so, let’s just give them some time to digest the market and hopefully, they’ll bring everything in real soon.
Toshio Obara – Senior Technical Coordinator and the Vios race car.
As for other TRD relevant news, UMW Toyota and TRD Asia will also be working on a TRD Vios Concept. Flying in TRD Engineers from TRD Asia for the purpose, Vios race cars will soon be a common sight in the local motorsport scene.