A whiite Toyota Mira fuel cell vehicle with gull-wing doors was a 2015 SEMA show vehicle from Toyota

Toyota teases exciting possibilities ahead of 2017 SEMA show

What is Toyota bringing to the 2017 SEMA show?

There are a few major or can’t miss dates that are circled on every car enthusiasts’ calendar, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as well as the Chicago Auto Show. Both events feature exciting presentations from automakers like Toyota, many of which signal changes to existing models or the introduction of brand new ones. For a glimpse of some really exciting things, the Specialty Equipment Market Association expo held in Las Vegas is where it’s at. Original equipment manufacturers and just about every company that so much as touches the automotive industry shows off their best and newest products. So, what will Toyota be bringing to the 2017 SEMA show?

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Special SEMA Toyota vehicles

Like anyone that is setting up a booth at the 2017 SEMA show, which starts Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 3, Toyota is being cagey about releasing too many details. So far, their only mention of what could be unveiled next week is this none-too-helpful tweet you see displayed on this page. However, looking back at what they’ve done in the past could reveal a few clues as to what could be shown off this year.

Back in 2015, Toyota blew the doors off of the SEMA show with its lineup of TRD-themed sedans like the Avalon and the Camry. Of course, TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development, and those rugged components are usually reserved for vehicles that will be taken off-road like the Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks, as well as SUVs like the 4Runner. We’ve included a few photos of these former SEMA display vehicles to help get everyone in the mood for this year’s show.

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Toyota Avalon SEMA concept
Rear quarter view of a Toyota Avalon concept shown at the 2015 SEMA show
Toyota Camry SEMA concept
Front quarter view of a Toyota Camry concept displayed at the 2015 SEMA show

A Tonka truck for big kids

Sometimes the vehicles that get a special SEMA treatment venture on the silly, but nonetheless, still very cool side of the equation. Take for instance the Tonka-themed Toyota 4Runner. This truck was likely never going to be put into production, but it was a precursor of things to come for the 4Runner platform.

Front quarter view of the Tonka-themed Toyota 4Runner driving through the desert
Left profile view of the Tonka Toyota 4Runner from the 2015 SEMA show in the desert

The White River Toyota Blog will bring you updates for what Toyota shows off at the 2017 SEMA show when it kicks off next week. Be sure to check back with us. Tell us what you think in the comments below.