Toyota Kills TRD Supercharger Program
To the dismay of many Toyota Tundra fans, it was recently announced the TRD Supercharger program is no more. Toyota says it will sell off existing stock and when it is gone, it is gone.
The writing has been on the wall for sometime on the TRD Supercharger. When the 2014 model was announced, notably absent from the news was word on the Supercharger. At the time, we were told they were working on it and it seems that the R&D costs were simply to high of a barrier.
Officially, Toyota’s Midwest Spokesperson Rick Bourgouise told us, it was a variety of factors which killed the program.
“Increasing legacy costs associated with the recalibration of an expanding pool of past model year vehicles, along with rising development/engineering expenses and evolving emissions requirements have negatively impacted the program’s return on investment to the point where it is no longer financially viable to offer these products for sale,” Bourgoise said.
The TRD Supercharger helped raise the stock 5.7L engines output from 381-hp, 401 lb.-ft of torque to 504-hp 550 lb.-ft. of torque.
We understand aftermarket companies will still offer a supercharger like they do for other manufactures who have discontinued similar offerings.
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