Toyota Adds Nightshade, Factory Lift to Tundra for 2024

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

toyota adds nightshade factory lift to tundra for 2024

The Big T is adding new trims and options to its Tundra half-ton pickup truck for the 2024 model year, including an expansion of the TRD Off-Road package to its snazzy Platinum-grade 4x4 and extending the availability of the murdered-out Nightshade trim. Of greater interest to this author? A new TRD 3-inch suspension lift kit can now be installed at the factory.

Take note, Nissan – this is what happens when a so-called outsider plows continual research and development effort into a category traditionally dominated by the Detroit Three. And make no mistake, despite the Tundra being built in Texas and around the segment for the better part of three decades, there are still wide swaths of truck fans who consider Toyota the odd man out in the Truck Wars. Pro tip: They really aren’t.

For 2024, the Tundra shows up for duty with a new appearance and off-road options Anyone browsing Toyota’s build and price tool lately will have surely noticed a Nightshade package on offer with most models, a pack that dips most of a rig’s exterior addenda in a pot of inky paint. Here, the option is only available on Limited trims but appears in a variety of colors ranging from Windchill Pearl to Supersonic Red. The hue of Midnight Black Metallic is also available for shoppers who want their Nightshade Tundra to completely disappear.

Newly available for 2024, the Tundra can be fitted with a 3-inch suspension lift, branded by TRD and installed right at the factory. While there isn’t a host of detail about this option, it is logical to assume the gear is similar (if not identical) to the $3,995 dealer-installed kit that went on sale last year through the Toyota parts department which included new dampers, taller springs, tie rod fettling, longer brake lines – the works. Critically, it worked with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of nannies, as this 3-inch factory lift surely also does. No mention was made with which trims the factory kit is compatible, though it is not unreasonable to speculate it won’t play with trucks equipped with the available air suspension.

In case you’ve forgotten, the Tundra can be had with the i-FORCE twin-turbo V6 to crank out 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque or the i-FORCE MAX hybrid with 437 horses and 583 lb-ft of twist.

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