As soon as updated Hilux and Fortuner were unveiled, Toyota wasted no time in giving it TRD accessories. No, there are no performance upgrades to speak of, but if you want to give your Fortuner or Hilux a little bit more zing, these TRD kits might be of your liking.
For the Hilux, it gets chrome highlights, along with beefier fender extensions to give the pick-up a wider-looking stance. Faux skid plates can also be added to the front bumper to add a more aggressive look. You can also have it with more chrome on the door handles, taillights, and the tailgate. The TRD package can even be specified with a sports bar on the tailgate, and there are several wheel options to differentiate it from the standard models.
Like the Hilux, the Fortuner TRD kit adds loads more chrome on the SUV. You can have it fitted to the faux skid plate, foglight housings, door handles, and taillights. And just to let everyone know what you're driving, you can have the Fortuner badge plastered on the edge of the hood for good measure. There are no fender flare extensions here, but it can be fitted with black garnishes on the doors. TRD decals can be applied on the doors and tailgate, plus TRD has a spare tire cover and protector to deter would-be tire thieves.
Since TRD accessories are offered in the country, there is a high probability of these coming to the Philippines. However, the only way we'll know is once these two new Toyotas arrive in the country. If it all goes to plan, we might see these two before the end of the year.
Of course, we'd love to see a high-performance version of either the Hilux or Fortuner. Just imagine either of them with the 4.0-liter V6 from the FJ Cruiser, upgraded suspension, and more aggressive exterior. Now that's a high-performance pick-up or SUV we'd want to drive.