Toyota Expands Nightshade Lineup

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Toyota made a splash at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, introducing seven special-edition models that include the new Highlander XSE and Trail Editions for the Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner.

Rounding up the list of new versions to anticipate from the Japanese automaker are Nightshade Editions of the Tacoma and Tundra pickups and the Sequoia SUV for the 2021 model year. The Nightshade versions of the three models join the blacked-out editions of the Corolla Sedan, Corolla Hatchback, Camry, 4Runner, and Sienna van.

Toyota has released the final production quantities for the new Nightshade models—5,000 each for the Tacoma and Tundra and 2,500 for the Sequoia. | Source: Toyota

But while most Nightshade models in the Toyota lineup are based on SE trims, the 2021 Nightshade versions of the Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia are based on Limited trims. This means that the three models are getting black leather-trim seats, darkened chrome grille, black mirror caps, and black door handles. All three models are also available with a two-wheel and four-wheel-drive.

Tacoma’s Nightshade edition features Dark Smoke 18-inch alloy wheels, black exhaust tip, fog light bezels, as well as a new grille insert design. The Tundra, meanwhile, comes with black wheels and exhaust tips. Lastly, the Sequoia Nightshade gets darkened chrome “Sequoia” badging, body moldings, lower grille, and fog light surrounds.

Customers are given two color options for the new batch of the Nightshade Editions: Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic. Other color variants such as the Tacoma and Tundra in Windchill Pearl, the Tundra in Super White, and the Sequoia in Blizzard Pearl are also available with an additional charge.

Toyota has not confirmed pricing and availability for the Nightshade Edition models, but it has released the final production quantities for each model—5,000 each for the Tacoma and Tundra and 2,500 for the Sequoia.

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