What Does TRD Stand For?

Welcome to our latest edition of Car Facts, our series of short, sharp articles where we answer YOUR car questions.

Our goal is to gradually answer as many car questions as we can.

In today’s edition of Car Facts, we are looking at the following question:

What Does TRD Stand For? Here’s What You Need To Know

TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development

TRD is Toyota’s “in house” race development/tuning arm for Toyota and Lexus cars.

Therefore, TRD is similar to Subaru’s STI or Nissan’s NISMO.

TRD has interests in both improving performance of road cars (e.g. the TRD Toyota Camry below) as well as actual motor vehicle racing.

TRD produces tuning and performance parts for various Toyota and Lexus vehicles, such as suspension, super chargers and wheels.

For example, some vehicles had TRD supercharger kits available which can be installed without voiding the factory warranty.

Here’s an example of a current TRD-optimised vehicle, the TRD Camry:


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    Sam focuses mainly on researching and writing the growing database of Car Facts articles on Garage Dreams, as well as creating interesting list content. He is particularly enthusiastic about JDM cars, although has also owned numerous European vehicles in the past. Currently drives a 3rd generation Suzuki Swift Sport, and a Volkswagen Touareg (mainly kept for taking his border collie out to the hills to go walking)

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