A subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., TRD designs and builds Toyota racing engines in addition to building and marketing performance aftermarket parts for many Toyota vehicles.
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) U.S.A., Inc. plays a key role in providing Toyota with an enhanced performance image.
March 2nd 2007.
Toyota Australia delivered a stunning series of world and Australian firsts at the Melbourne International Motor Show, including the announcement of a new TRD vehicle brand that would add a new dimension to Toyota in Australia.
"TRD differs from its key competitors in the local enhanced-performance market because it will develop a range of vehicles, not just variations based on one car.
"TRD will increase the desirability of Toyota vehicles by drawing on the company's 50-year motorsport heritage to design and engineer a range of complete performance vehicles.
"This is the first time in the world TRD had been established as a separate brand under Toyota."
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