Some of us were still in college when Toyota introduced the second-generation Sequoia, so it’s safe to say a successor isn’t coming soon. Thankfully, the new full-size SUV will be opening its doors on Tuesday. To get a pretty accurate idea of what to expect, our Russian friends at College had envisioned a Tundra-based sports vehicle. By replacing the existing model since the end of 2007, the changes will be drastic both inside and out.
The body-on-frame SUV could grow in size considering how the Tundra it is based on has a larger footprint for its latest iteration. At 205.1 inches (5,210 millimeters) long, the outgoing Sequoia is already huge, even surpassing the mighty 1990s Hummer-esque Mega Cruiser (200 in / 5,090 mm). The adjacent two-part render is a mix of the 2023 Sequoia teaser and design cues taken from the 2022 Tundra.
With the full-size pickup truck recently getting the luxurious Capstone trim level, we wonder if Toyota has similar plans for the Sequoia. It makes sense given that more and more major brands are pushing into premium territory with their SUV offerings. A relevant example in this segment is the Jeep Wagoneer / Grand Wagoneer.
Considering the new Land Cruiser won’t be coming to the United States, maybe Toyota will convince more people to buy the revamped Sequoia as it will be much more affordable. Powertrains should include the usual suspects: a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with 389 horsepower (290 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (649 Newton-meters) and the i-Force Max engine adds an electric motor for a total of 437 hp (326 kW) and 583 lb-ft (790 Nm).
Even though the pack will be removed tomorrow, Toyota dedicated page for Sequoia 2023 teaser images still have some missing pictures. That tells us more peek-a-boo is coming today.