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2023 Toyota Sequoia Debut Scheduled for January 25th

Named after a massive tree species, the Sequoia is getting long in the tooth. It’s actually the oldest body-on-frame SUV on sale in the U.S. right now, and Toyota does know that something has to change real quick.
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Introduced in November 2007 at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the 2008 model year, the second-generation Sequoia is a thirsty people carrier with seating for eight people, a fully-boxed frame, and independent rear suspension. Only available with a free-breathing V8 and six-speed automatic transmission, this fellow is really outdated by 2022 standards.

The F-150 pickup truck-based Ford Expedition, by comparison, features the more powerful and efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo mill connected to the 10R80 ten-speed automatic transmission. Even Chevrolet, which still uses pushrod V8s in the Tahoe and Suburban, is rocking a ten-speed automatic in order to maximize the gas mileage whenever possible.

Given these circumstances, Toyota cannot afford to dilly-dally too long. Come January 25th, the next-generation Sequoia will be revealed with underpinnings from the 2022 Toyota Tundra. Switching to a brand-new platform will see production move from Princeton, Indiana, to San Antonio, Texas, where the full-size pickup is also made. The Indiana-based facility, on the other hand, will be retooled for two new three-row utility vehicles.

The landing page for the third-generation Sequoia reveals three more teasers waiting to be published, which is a similar pre-debut campaign as Toyota ran for the all-new Tundra. Given time, we can expect an image of the redesigned interior as well as an underhood image of a twin-turbo engine.

TNGA-F is how the body-on-frame platform of the Sequoia and Tundra is called. Shared with the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX, this vehicle architecture has been developed specifically for six- and four-cylinder mills. In other words, prepare to bid farewell to the 3UR-FE in favor of the V35A-FTS.

Be warned that 2022 Toyota Tundra turbo wastegate actuators have been failing left and right, so keep that in mind before you reserve a Sequoia.



Editor's note: Gallery also includes a rendering and the MY 2022 Tundra.

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