TRD to spice up your ride, soon
TRD body kit, full skirting & spoilers – by UMW Toyota Motor soon for Toyota Vios & Altis
Posted by: Andy Mervin George
Toyota fans can expect to rejoice very soon as the accessories from its motorsports division, TRD – Toyota Racing Development, will be made available here.
Better aerodynamics to beat the Hondas
In an agreement with TRD Asia, which is based in Thailand, UMW Toyota Motor foresees the TRD accessories to be developed and manufactured locally if the demand of such items achieves desirable growth in Malaysia – a major factor in pricing and affordability to customers.
The TRD accessories from UMWT will be from the TRD Sportivo range, the tamed version of the full TRD version that is street legal. High-performance accessories will not be offered through UMWT for now.
The spoilers could fly you to the moon
Currently, the bodykits will be the first to be manufactured locally, whereas most of the parts – radiator cap, fuel cap, air filter, alloy rims and bucket seats – are sourced from either Thailand or Japan, according to Toshio Obara, senior technical co-ordinator, TRD Asia, during an interview session at a preview for the media yesterday.
UMWT is using the Toyota Vios as the prototype for the TRD accessories and will soon offer it to owners of the Toyota Altis. As for now, the facelifted Toyota Fortuner SUV has already been given the TRD Sportivo treatment.
The maestro for all of your TRD needs
UMWT aims to attract the younger customers who thirst for a sportier outlook in their vehicles.
While TRD accessories may be available from private importers, UMW Toyota Motor will be offering its accessories backed with full support and a three-year warranty.
Source : The Star