Toyota has released the first set of details and pictures of the all-new Sequoia SUV coming to North America before launching in other markets. The new 2023 Toyota Sequoia replaces the second-generation model that debuted back in 2008.
- Toyota’s new Sequoia is currently its largest SUV
- A 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 with 437hp is available
- It also has an off-road-focused TRD Pro model.
What is the Toyota Sequoia?
Aimed primarily at North America and the Middle East left-hand drive markets, the Sequoia now replaces the Land Cruiser 200 as Toyota has no plans to introduce the Land Cruiser 300 there.
It shares its underpinnings with the Tundra pickup truck and parts with the Land Cruiser 300 and Lexus LX600 luxury SUVs. Sequoia has independent front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. Options include adaptive dampers and a load-levelling air system for the rear.
Exterior and interior
Butch styling and an upright stance give the SUV a tough appearance. Each variant has a different grille design, altering the look of the SUV. It features muscular fenders and squarish wheel arches. With a tapering rear glass, the D-pillar has a forward angle.
The Tundra shares certain interior parts as well. The SUV comes with three rows of seats on all models, with captain’s chairs in the second row on select models.
Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, heated seats, a sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a panoramic-view camera system are all standard on the Sequoia. The size of an infotainment screen can range from 8 inches to 14 inches.
Engine and off-road equipment
A single 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine is available under the hood. The i-Force Max engine replaces the V8 seen in the previous-generation Sequoia and produces 437 horsepower. The single transmission option is a ten-speed automatic. Customers can choose between a two-wheel-drive system and a part-time four-wheel-drive system for all trim levels. Only 4WD is available with the TRD Pro package.
The TRD Off-Road Package is available on select four-wheel-drive variants. All included a locking rear differential, 18-inch wheels, the Multi-Terrain Select system, downhill assist control, and Crawl control. Bilstein shocks and upgraded springs are also available.
A TRD Pro version of the Sequoia is also available, which comes with Fox internal bypass shocks, a 0.25-inch front skid plate, a locking differential, Multi-Terrain Select, crawl control, and downhill assist control. A LED light bar is part of the grille, and there is a storage rack on the roof.
In India, Toyota currently sells the Fortuner and Innova Crysta. Also, in March, Toyota will launch the Hilux pickup truck. Also, this year, Toyota will introduce a midsize Creta-rivalling SUV jointly developed with Maruti Suzuki in India. For more automobile related updates, stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal.