Toyota gives us a sneak peek at the all new 2023 Sequoia
We’re well overdue for a new Sequoia. Toyota’s large body-on-frame SUV has been largely unchanged since its introduction in 2007. The full size SUV has always been derived from Toyota’s full-size truck platform. When Toyota introduced their new Tundra platform last year, we knew it was only a matter of time before the brand would overhaul the Sequoia. It’s pretty safe to assume that the 2023 Toyota Sequoia will share lots of parts with the 2022 Tundra. It will also likely move away from V8 power plants to newer twin turbocharged V6 engines with a hybrid option.
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is available in a TRD Pro trim, but it wasn’t always available in that configuration. Cross your fingers that the TRD Pro, Toyota’s most capable offroad trim, makes a return for 2023. The 2022 TRD Pro includes aluminum-bodied internal bypass Fox shocks, 18-inch BBS forged/aluminum TRD Pro wheels, Rigid Industries fog lights, and some unique styling bits. All those parts make for a much more capable off-roader. All of us off-road enthusiasts would love to see that continue in the new model.
Toyota didn’t share much info besides giving us a peek at the taillights and some of the body lines at the rear. It’s easy to tell that the bodywork is much more angular. It will definitely be a closer match to the styling we see in rest of Toyota’s newer product lineup.
They did write “Something big is coming to the Toyota SUV lineup. A clear picture will come into view soon. Stay tuned”. When Toyota revealed the Tundra, they did so by releasing a new picture every few weeks. Each new photo told a story about a different piece of the vehicle’s redesign. I have a feeling they’re trying the same strategy here. If that’s true, it might be a couple of weeks (or even months) before we get the full picture. Stay tuned for updates.