The Sequoia is the largest SUV in Toyota. This full-size SUV was originally launched in 2000, as 2001 year model. It is the Toyota’s first full-size SUV designed especially for North American market, to compete with models like Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada etc. So far, we have seen two generations of it. Current model was released in 2008. Although it had several minor updates and modifications, it officially never undergone so-called mid-cycle refresh. According to the latest rumors, it is expected that we will see big changes at the end of year. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia will come with significant changes, completely redesigned, as third-generation model.
2016 Toyota Sequoia redesign
Just like previous generations of this excellent SUV, 2016 Toyota Sequoia will be heavily based on the Tundra, the full-size pickup. This vehicle is also in a process if redesigning and it is expected that both of these models will come in the same period. New Sequoia will come with plenty of changes, both visual and mechanic. When it is about exterior look, it is expected that 2016 Toyota Sequoia will keep the base, classic SUV look. However, there will be a lot of details that will make it much aggressive and better looking, and finally more attractive to the potential customers, although visual appearance was newer the main trump of this vehicle. Most of the changes will, naturally, come at the front end. The 2016 Sequoia will get new front fascia which includes new grille and headlights, in the same manner as for new Tundra.
Rear end will follow the style of the front, so expect to see new taillights, bumper, exhaust and several other modifications. Inside the cabin, 2016 Toyota Sequoia will also come with plenty of novelties. Beside completely new styling, it is expected that there will be some changes in dimensions of the cabin, so new model will be more spacious, which basically means more room for the passengers, especially for those on the back seats. New model will also come with better-quality materials and many new hi-tech features such as Blu-ray system, wireless headphones, Bluetooth, 9-inch LCD screen, navigation, air conditioning, high-level security system and many more.
2016 Toyota Sequoia engine
The engines for 2016 Toyota Sequoia are still unknown. Current model uses two V8 units. The first one is a 4.7 liter V8 with 282 horsepower, while the bigger one is 5.7 liter V8, which outputs 318 horsepower. Future of these two engines is still unknown, but it is expected that old 4.7 unit will be replaced. The replacement will come in some smaller, more efficient V6 engine, which will have more power and much better fuel economy.
2016 Toyota Sequoia release date and competition
The exact date of launch is still unknown, but 2016 Toyota Sequoia will surely come late this year, or maybe in early 2016. The main competitors remain unchanged – Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada etc.