Toyota has given its Tundra and Sequoia new TRD Sport variants for model year 2018, milking the trend for butch, off-road look trucks. The big pick-up truck and the full-size SUV based on it receive sportier styling and performance from Toyota Racing Development.

The Tundra TRD Sport is available on 4×4 and 4×2 grades in CrewMax and Double Cab configurations, powered by the proven 381 hp 5.7 litre i-Force V8 engine. TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars improve handling.

Key exterior features include colour-keyed mirrors, front and rear bumpers; colour-keyed hood scoop; 20-inch alloys, LED headlights with smoked chrome bezel, DRLs and LED fog lights; mesh grille with body colour surround and TRD Sport bedside graphics. A TRD shift knob and TRD Sport floor mats can be found in the cabin.

All 2018 Tundras get Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P) as standard. This safety suite bundles a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Drivers can view the status of TSS-P through an upgraded multi-info display.

Like the truck, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport is also available in 4×4 and 4×2 models equipped with the 5.7L i-Force V8 engine, helped by the Bilstein shocks and anti-sway bars.

Key exterior features on the TRD Sport include a new front grille and bumper grille insert, metallic black mirror caps, 20-inch black alloys, darkened rear tail light housing and a black satin finish TRD Sport badging on the front doors. Inside, there’s standard black fabric seats, optional black leather captain chair seats, a TRD shift knob, TRD Sport floor mats and TRD Sport sill protectors.

TSS-P will be standard on all Sequoia models, along with full front LED lighting, a new meter panel and a 4.2-inch MID. The Tundra and Sequoia are the big T’s rivals to the Ford F-150 and Expedition, respectively.

GALLERY: Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

GALLERY: Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport