Toyota just announced when the all-new Sequoia will debut!
We’ve long expected the next-generation SUV to closely follow the Tundra, and the automaker dropped its first hint at what it will look like earlier this week. “Something big is coming to the Toyota SUV lineup,” that statement said, along with a somewhat cryptic message: “The forest, and its trees, almost in view.” Now, we actually have confirmation that the 2023 Toyota Sequoia will debut next week, on January 25 at 9:30 PM EST.
Apart from that date and a newly cropped teaser actually showing the Sequoia name, there’s no other official information to go on just yet. Gleaning from the Tundra, however, Toyota’s full-size SUV is obviously in for a major overhaul after the second-generation model’s 15-year-long production run. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia will ride on the automaker’s new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform. Perhaps unlike the Land Cruiser and Tundra, though, we could still see independent rear suspension in this application. The Tundra, on the other hand, uses a solid rear axle with coil springs.
The biggest change in store for the new Sequoia is its powertrain, though. The Tundra’s new twin-turbocharged V-6 will almost certainly put the old 5.7-liter V-8 out to pasture. Toyota’s full-size truck manages 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, and we’ll likely see the same sort of output here. The new i-FORCE Max hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque could work its way into the lineup too — and that would give folks something to think about among all the big SUVs currently on the market.
Over the past few years, the Sequoia has been a solid, steady seller for Toyota, but will this one win over new buyers looking for a family hauler? We won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.
In the meantime, check out more on the new Tundra below: