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Petition to bring the 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro Series to Canada - Sign it here!

Our friends north of the border are feeling very left out of the Tacoma off-road fun. Here’s how you can help.


We try very hard to bring our readers all the news, opinion, speculation and silly wild guesses we can uncover about the Toyota Tacoma. The fans of the Tacoma are passionate, active, and make their opinions known. Our recent coverage of the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series brought to light the fact that this special edition off-road Tacoma is not offered in Canada. We have received multiple requests to ask Toyota why that is and if it will be coming.

No Plan for Tacoma TRD Pro In Canada – Yet
After our readers asked us to we reached out to Toyota directly. Three marketing and product managers joined the discussion. The upshot of the reply was that the TRD Pro is not planned for release in Canada. No reasons were given. This is not unusual. Automotive companies don’t want to add insult to injury, so they stick to the facts in matters like this. We do not blame them one bit. Not in writing, but verbally, we did hear that there are some special Tacomas available in Canada, and we will assume that it is TRD components available from dealers, but not that add up to the equal of a TRD Pro.

Next Step -Tacoma Plea
Rather than leave posts under stories about the 2015 TRD Pro Tacoma where they may be lost in the conversation, we came up with the idea to offer this story as a simple petition. If you are from Canada and you want the TRD Pro Series Tacoma to become available simply comment below. Please give us your Province or nearby city and if you have a Tacoma now tell us the year and any details you wish to share. We will forward the story to Toyota directly once folks have had a chance to comment. If you live outside Canada and want to show your support, feel free to jump in.

Like all our posts you are welcome to use a nickname and your e-mail is not published. We don’t spam our readers, and we have nothing to sell but our web content. This is not a sneaky solicitation.

Petition Below In Our Comments Section
To kick off the fun, we are posting some past comments from other stories here in the body of the story. Please keep in mind this in not English class and many readers respond via smart phone, so choppy text is welcome:

From Eric - HI I have a 07 taco 4 L v6.
Love it. Looking to buy a new one and now side tracked with what the 2016
will be better fuel economy wanted for sure. Better electronics make sense in this
quickly changing world, especially one that allows software upgrades as we
get with pretty much all operating systems. This talk of down powered new tacos has me worried. I like passing quickly. Looks I'm not super worried about. Any comments?

From Lee - Any word on whether Toyota will offer the TRD PRO line up in Canada?

From Max - Hello I live in Alberta Canada, and I want to buy a new 2015 Tacoma. I've
been told by the dealers that Canada will not be getting the TRD PRO series
at all. Is this true? Or will I be able to buy one in the fall?

From Shawn M - I want to preorder the 2015 TRD Pro 4 Runner. How do i do this, i live in Canada?

From Brett - Why would Toyota only release the TRD Pro in USA only? I contacted a General Manager of a local Toyota dealer and he informed this was also the case.....very disappointing. This was 3 months ago. TMS has made very poor decisions on which market would be fickle for the special models. All FJ cruiser trail sold out quickly, Canadians love their Toyotas. Hopefully Toyota will look at diesels in their trucks before they lose more market share to other manufacturers. Big opportunity miss by not having diesel in FJ Cruisers, Tacomas, and other trucks in NA market. They have Hilux in other markets and they dominate, makes no sense. Too much ex domestic executives in Toyota making poor decisions like they made in their previous roles. Come on Toyota lead the market, and stop chasing the competition.


Roger (not verified)    December 12, 2014 - 8:08AM

Yes please import the TRD PRO in Canada
I have a 2015 TRD PRO, I hope my next version will be a short box, automatic TRD PRO

ME (not verified)    December 16, 2014 - 11:18AM

Currently have an 03 4Runner running like new with 275000 on it. Would like a diesel in a 4Runner or Tundra, and with the TRD Pro kit on it, it'd be in the driveway the next day.

Adam (not verified)    December 16, 2014 - 7:37PM

I have an 02 tundra 4x4 v8 access cab limited slip rear diff. Soon will need a new truck. I love my toyoyta but you do not sell a truck in Canada now that can replace my truck. The tacoma trd off road access cab is too small and the Tacoma trd sport double cab has an inferior 4 x4 system. The tundra trd is more suv than real truck these days. A Tacoma trd pro is exactly what I am looking for. When I saw it I thought aha that is my next truck only to find out it would not be offered in Canada. Looks like I will have to change brands and buy a power wagon to get a real 4x4 truckthat can comfortably seat more than 2 people.

Maurice (not verified)    December 29, 2014 - 2:37PM

I have two 06 tundras . The newer tundras are just way too large . I am looking forward to buying a 2015 tacoma trd pro . Please send a couple to Canada .

FJC-4x4 (not verified)    December 29, 2014 - 3:26PM

My only comment to Toyota is:
"Put the good old 'TOYOTA' letters on the front grill of ALL your trucks lineup like you did the TRD Pro and the now defunct FJ Cruiser (RIP). Keep the double oval for the cars."

I will keep my $$ and my FJ Cruiser until I can purchase a 'diesel' Toyota, hopefully with 'TOYOTA' on the front grill.

Jesse Bowie (not verified)    January 9, 2015 - 8:27PM

I am a Toyota Canada Product Advisor from Port Alberni BC. I would love to see a Tacoma TRD Pro in the Canadian product line up.

Jerry Sudchak (not verified)    February 9, 2015 - 12:53PM

I have owned 3 different generations of 4Runners, I have owned a Tundra Limited, and now have a 2012 TT FJ Crusier and a RAV4. I believe in the product, so why can't TOYOTA believe in CANADA. Bring the TRD Pro series of 2015 vehicles into CANADA, as I want the TRD Pro 4Runner.

viziru (not verified)    February 10, 2015 - 9:08PM

I for one got enough of "you won't have one because you don't live in US". No 4runner TRD, no land cruiser... I don't see any reason whatsoever not to bring them in Canada, as long as they have them in US. I am currently in the market for one, and was looking for a 4 runner trail. Then I found out about TRD, and then that it is not available here. The last toyota I owned is going to be my last one. I will go with a nissan xterra.

Chris (not verified)    February 24, 2015 - 2:35PM

Recently read a motor trend article about the TRD pro series of trucks and have to say I'm disappointed that I can't get one of these here in Canada. Oh well, I guess Toyota doesn't want my money.

YVRyan (not verified)    March 2, 2015 - 4:14PM

Dear Toyota, As of March 1, 2015 my truck fund has officially reached critical mass. If, within the next few months, you announce the 2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro will be available in Canada next year, I will place an order at my dealer the second the announcement is made. I was considering the 4Runner Trail, but knowing the TRD Pro would only be available to me if my address were a mere 5 minutes south of my home in White Rock, BC just feels insulting! I can't wait for you forever, Toyota, so if there's a chance the TRD Pro line will be coming to Canada in the near future, speak now or I may just cross the street and pick up a 2015 Nissan Xterra now (before they're gone from the lots forever!) and give the rest of my truck fund cash to aftermarket companies that aren't Toyota. There's still time, Toyota, but it's slipping away from you with each passing day...

Alex (not verified)    March 6, 2015 - 9:46PM

I don't see any reason why these can't be available for special order at least up here in Canada. As someone in the Vancouver, BC area, I would pic up a Tundra TRD PRO in a heartbeat if it was available.

glen (not verified)    March 19, 2015 - 1:28PM

I'm from St. John's, Newfoundland and am interested in getting the 4Runner TRD Pro. Please make these available in Canada.

Dean (not verified)    March 20, 2015 - 1:26PM

If Toyota doesn't bring the TRD Pro to Canada they will be losing a loyal customer. I'm up to renew my lease in few months and want this truck. I have been leasing Toyota trucks for 12 years.

Marcus (not verified)    March 24, 2015 - 12:52AM

I'd like to buy a TRD Pro, tomorrow if possible. I live in Vancouver Canada, everybody and their mom owns a Tacoma up here.

Thomas (not verified)    March 24, 2015 - 1:44PM

I recently leased two 2015 Tacoma"s in the TRD Sport from Ontario, and was very disappointed that I could not get into a TRD Pro. I originally walked in with my wife thinking she would get the Tacoma and I would get the Tundra. I had a Quadsteer Denali to trade in and just found the Tundra too big and cumbersome so we both got Tacoma's; Canada has terrible roads so the TRD Pro would have provided for much better comfort. Jacking the truck up just voids the warranty and takes away from all that torcher testing the manufacturer does so if it doesn't come off road ready than I don't want it. TRD Sport does well but man the TRD Pro would be a beautiful thing up here. Look at how well the Raptor does in sales and is way more expensive, the TRD Pro with the supercharger is way cheaper and would beat the Raptor in many categories even acceleration, it would be a big success in the North especially with bad roads and ample trails to explore, not to mention people who want it just for the looks regardless if they leave the pavement or not.

Please stay away from diesel's and move into small gasoline Turbo's like what Ford is doing. They match the torque of the diesel and blow away the HP maintaining great acceleration. Diesels lack HP, cost too much, require conditioners, stink, fuel costs more, they don't heat the cab up in the winter and are heavier.

Really be nice to see four wheel steering in these double cab trucks as they are difficult to maneuver, I know you guys have the technology and know, you know all about the advantages, its a stretch but please make it happen and bring AWD to the Tacoma for folks who want more refinement out of a luxury Tacoma

George (not verified)    March 24, 2015 - 9:43PM

I currently have a 2003 Tacoma looking to purchase a new truck within the year. I heard about the PRO and was very very disappointed to find out that I could not order one. Is Toyota that vein to tell the Canadian customers that we cannot have one ,when I would bet it will be built right here in Cambridge Ontario Canada, wouldn't that be a SLAP in our face. Think twice TOYOTA !!!!
George ,King City Ontario

Mark (not verified)    March 27, 2015 - 12:52PM

I wood like toyota to bring the 4Runner TRD proSeries her to Canada pleases I no the trail Edition 4Runner is almost the same but the proSeries has more skid plates on it then the trail Edition.

Deb (not verified)    March 28, 2015 - 11:42AM

Toyota you need to do the right thing and have the TRD ProSeries available in Canada.
Your Canadian customers deserve the choice to buy a TRD Proseries on the lot just like in the US.
I just bought a 2014 Tundra and when I trade it in, I want a TRD Proseries Tundra...
Sell them in Canada it only makes sense !
Thanks I'll be looking forward to one soon!

Peter (not verified)    March 29, 2015 - 7:14AM

I currently have the 4 dr long wheelbase Tacoma but open differential with no option available for locking. Due to our recent winters leaving me stuck MANY times, Either offer the TRD Sport with a locking diff or bring the beautiful TRD pro into Canada.want the 4 door Tacoma with locking rear diff.

Leroy (not verified)    March 30, 2015 - 4:15PM

Because of our lower population, it would appear that Canadians are short changed on the number of model choices that are available in the US. e.g. Tacoma Quad Cab with the TRD off road package. Canadian dealers on sell the Sport edition. The TRD pro line up should be a no brainer for the marketing gurus at Toyota. What does Canada have? Tons of gravel & 4x4 roads.

Justin Spivey (not verified)    April 3, 2015 - 8:44PM

We would buy two TRD Pros. My brother-in-law and I both want a trundra. He currently has an FJ and I'm in a Mitsubishi. We live in Vancouver. If the TRD Pro was available we'd be in the dealership this month

Corey H (not verified)    April 3, 2015 - 10:52PM

I've begged Toyota Canada to try and get us the TRD Pro line. Toyota America has flat out said no, and anyone who can afford to fork out the 56,000 CAD dollars to get on will NOT have warranty. which is completely lame. Just like the Land Cruiser which we aren't allowed to buy and ship here, Toyota seems set on not becoming a leader on selling off road ready trucks. I want a TRD Pro 4runner!!!

Rob (not verified)    May 13, 2015 - 5:59AM

In reply to by Corey H (not verified)

You can buy a pro series from a US citizen as long as they have title to the vehicle for six months but the downside is you lose 6 months of warranty. Don't know if Toyota Canada will honor the rest of the warranty thru this transaction. Would be interesting to know what Toyota's position on this. Let me know if you find out more about this.