Toyota’s big sedans have made a big impression over the past twelve months, and now the automaker is hoping to double-down on that with the help of Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD and 2020 Avalon TRD take the well-received four-door sedans and give them a performance make-over. That means aero-focused body kits and some engineering changes for a more rewarding drive.
The 3.5-liter V6 engine is the same, with no extra power, and you’re still getting an 8-speed automatic transmission. However the chassis and suspension has been tweaked to make it stiffer, while the front brakes are bigger and double up to dual-piston calipers. Styling tweaks like stainless steel exhaust tips also help with a more engaging soundtrack.
Inside, there’s plenty of red accent stitching and sports seats in the front. Toyota says both TRD-blessed cars will be limited in number when they arrive in dealerships from fall 2018.