Toyota released the ongoing Sequoia back in 2007, so it is not really a new car. In fact, it is nearing its 10th anniversary which makes it one of the oldest models currently on sale in the US. Because of that, its sales started to decline and it can’t really compete with the newest arrivals. Even though Toyota didn’t say a word about a successor, it looks like this may already be on its way. So far the details are still scarce but it looks like the 2019 Toyota Sequoia is the car that will change everything. Like before, the new model will continue to use the same platform as the Tundra. However, this time around there will be quite a few more differences between the two vehicles. This should allow the SUV to better compete in a class where the competition is really tough.
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Review and Rumors
Even though we do know the car will use the same chassis as the Tundra, it still is unclear what changes the new Tundra will employ. At this point, it looks like the two will get a high strength steel frame.
This should offer improved torsional rigidity and a slightly lower gross weight. On top of that, it looks like the body might be aluminum instead of steel.
Even if only some panels will be aluminum, the new Sequoia should easily shave off a few hundred pounds. With the help of the lighter chassis, the car will become with up to 600 pounds lighter. This would mean better fuel efficiency, better performance, and a far more comfortable ride.
This time around, while the base models will still use regular suspension, it looks like an air-ride system might become available on the higher end models.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Redesign
One of the biggest issues with the current model has to be the way it looks. The car is basically a Tundra with a cover on its bed. Things will be quite a bit more different for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia.
It looks like this future model will share a lot fewer cues with the Tundra. Instead, it seems that the car may employ design cues from both Lexus and from Toyota’s higher-end models.
|2018 Toyota Sequoia||Short specification|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|Gas Mileage||13/17 mpg City/Hwy|
|Body Style||Sport Utility|
We can expect a more angular design and a far more aggressive front end than before. Coupled with the car’s massive size, the Sequoia should become one of the most impressive vehicles in its class by a huge margin.
While we would love to see something radical inside the cabin, this is highly unlikely. Instead, the future 2019 Toyota Sequoia will most likely be nearly identical to the Tundra when it comes to the interior.
The two should share roughly the same dashboard, features, and even a similar layout. There are some good sides to this story though.
This type of design means the Sequoia will have plenty of storage spaces and the design will be highly practical. With the added bonus of the better materials, it should be a really nice place to be in.
Engine and Specs
Powered by a 5.7 liter V8, the current model is neither fast or economical. The future Sequoia should shake things up a bit. It looks like the SUV might receive a brand new 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6.
This engine has already been used in the Lexus LS where it is capable of over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The one in the Sequoia should make just as much power and slightly more torque.
This would allow the car to be faster than before and considerably more efficient. The transmission of choice will likely be an 8-speed automatic which will drive either the rear or all four wheels.
Some rumors also stated the Sequoia might receive a hybrid engine as well. If this is the case then it would become the first in its class which will definitely make it more appealing to some customers.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Release date and Price
Considering the past, it is safe to assume Toyota will release the future Sequoia at the end of 2018. This means that the 2019 Toyota Sequoia will hit showrooms by December the same year which would be quite impressive.
Its price is still unknown but we doubt much will change. The base model should still cost around $47,000 with the range-topping models going for well over $55,000.
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