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2021 Toyota TRD Pro lineup gets a new coat and boots, 4Runner receives additional upgrades

The Toyota 4Runner is getting additional upgrades for 2021.

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Toyota is replacing its Army Green exterior option with a new coat of paint - Lunar Rock. The color is designed to turn heads and will only be available on the 2021 TRD Pro lineup.

Currently, Toyota sells TRD Pro versions of the Sequoia, 4Runnner, Tundra, and Tacoma.That trim level adds Toyota's top-tier off-roading technology to vehicles traditionally meant for more on-road use. They also feature unique styling. TRD Pro was first introduced in 2014.

2021 Toyota TRD Pro Lineup: 4Runner

2021 Toyota TRD Pro Lineup: 4Runner

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For 2021, several Toyota models have gotten upgrades or new variants, like the Trail edition, as the company works to bridge the gap in new product in their lineup. Toyota recently announced an expansion of their popular blacked out Nightshade model roster.

The company also has debuted a redesigned Sienna minivan and reintroduced the Venza in the last few months. The Toyota Highlander XSE is also new for 2021. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 delivers more driver assist and safety technology across the lineup.

The 2021 4Runner will have standard LED headlights for the first time. 4Runner Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro will also receive LED high beams. LED fog lights will be standard in all 4Runner models.

Toyota is also giving the 4Runner TRD Pro fresh footwear in the form of standard Nitto Terra Grappler tires.The tires are stronger and more aggressive looking. Additionally, the 4Runner TRD Pro is now equipped with re-tuned 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass Shocks, which are paired with TRD-tuned coil springs at the front. At the rear, the shocks feature piggyback-style remote reservoirs to maintain damping performance in the most demanding off-road terrain.

Toyota is beginning to roll out 2021 models onto dealership lots now. More will be become available as supply lines open back up following stagnation related to the global coronavirus lockdown.

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Honda announces new Odyssey Sport

Sport is a new trim for the Odyssey minivan.

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The Honda Odyssey may not be the most exciting vehicle in the world, but it's getting a new Sport model that at least makes it look the part. Honda will release the model for the 2023 model year, and the Odyssey line overall will be offered with a new Honda Service Pass, which includes two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

The Odyssey Sport slots into the Honda catalog between the EX-L and Touring trims. It comes with gloss-black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels outside, and black leather with red stitching inside. The cabin comes with red accent lighting on the dash and in the footwells, and the roof pillars and headliner are both black. Under the hood, the Odyssey Sport gets the same 3.5-liter V6 from years past. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with a ten=speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

2023 Honda Odyssey SportThe Sport comes with dark exterior trim and unique leather upholstery with red stitching inside. Honda

All Odyssey models come with Honda Sensing safety equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. The 2023 van hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2022 model earned a Top Safety Pick + award, so it's likely the new model will be rated similarly.

Honda Service Pass is a new program for 2023+ Honda vehicles. It covers routine scheduled maintenance for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under the program, buyers get free oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.

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The Supra finally gets a manual transmission for 2023.

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After an almost nonstop chorus of enthusiasts and journalists asking for a manual transmission in the new Supra, Toyota has gone and done it. The car will get an available six-speed manual transmission that will be available on both variants of the GR Supra 3.0, plus a limited-edition model on the U.S. market next year.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTToyota had to modify the car's interior for the new gearbox. Toyota

The A91-MT Edition Supra will be limited to 500 units, and gets two exterior colors with an exclusive Cognac leather interior. All 2023 Supras come with a 3.0-liter straight-six engine that makes 382 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. Toyota says the six-speed manual has been specially tuned to work with the car's engine, and notes that it modified an existing transmission housing to come up with the design. The gearbox's final drive ratio is shortened to improve response and take-off.

Toyota had to modify the car's interior to accommodate a gearshift lever, so the iDrive controller and other buttons had to be relocated. The automaker says that it focused on the feeling of shifting, from the weight of the knob to the ergonomics and location of the component.

2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 MTThe limited-edition A91-MT trim gets an exclusive cognac leather interior.Toyota

A Supra with a manual gearbox is reason to celebrate, but availability is limited to the top Supra 3.0. The "base" Supra 2.0 won't get the transmission. Toyota says pricing and other information will be available later this year.

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