When Toyota introduced the first Sequoia, back in the 2000, they took a big risk with this vehicle, mostly because it was not a classic SUV nor it was a van, but something in between. However, with the rise of popularity of the Sequoia, the size of it has increased. Now, the Japanese manufacturer is preparing to unveil the third generation – the 2016 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV and according to some spy images and reports, it is going to be a full size SUV. While the SUV really needs a big update, it is not likely that the next generation Sequoia is going to be an all-new vehicle. Instead, we will probably see an updated version of the current model.
2016 Toyota Sequoia Redesign, Exterior
When it comes to the exterior, the new Sequoia will get some updates to its looks, but features likes dimensions and general look will not be changed, since the Japanese manufacturer decided not to change the platform or the chassis for the all new 2016 Toyota SUV. Some of the changes to the exterior will surely include new headlights, new grille and bumper on the front of the car, while the back will get new taillights and possibly new rear bumper.
The changes on the side, might include the new side skirts and some small chrome details. According to the latest reports, the 2016 Sequoia will be offered in three different trim levels – Limited, SR5 and the Platinum trim level. 2016 Toyota Sequoia towing capacity is up to 7,100 Lbs. / 3200 kg. Curb weight is for SR5 2,707 lbs. (5,970 kg), Limited 2,714 lbs. (5,985 kg) and Platinum 2,721 lbs. (6,000 kg). Wheels options are: 18 inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels(standard) / 275/65R18, All Season Tires, 20 inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels and 20 inch Unique Aluminum Alloy Wheels(both optional) / 275/55R20, All Season Tires.
Length – 5,210 mm (205.1 in)
Width – 2,030 mm (79.9 in)
Height – 1,955 mm (77.0 in.)
Wheel Base – 3,100 mm (122.0 in)
Toyota Sequoia 2016 Interior
The interior is going to get a big update and it will most likely be very different than what the current model has to offer. First of all, the Japanese manufacturer plans to use materials of higher quality than what they have used so far, so we can expect better fabric in the cheaper models, while those with the higher trim level will have interior in leather along with wood accents. According to the latest reports, the new Toyota Sequoia 2016 will have more space in the cabin, thanks to the more rational use of space, 8 passenger seats.
Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer has decided to add more features and equipment, even in the base model, so it is safe to expect that the Sequoia will come packed with lots of different features. Some of these features are: 9-inch touch screen display, premium sound system with up to 8 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation.
2016 Toyota Sequoia interior
2016 Toyota Sequoia Specs, Engine
The Japanese manufacturer will, most likely, offer it with both petrol and diesel engines. The base model will most probably have the familiar petrol engine might be 5.7 l V8 i-FORCE, 8-Cylinder, DOHC, 32-Valve that produces 381 hp @ 5,600rpm and torque of 401 lb.-ft.(544) @ 3,600 rpm. Fuel consumption 18.8 mpg /14.0 mpg (City/Hwy). Transmission is 6-Speed automatic – Super Electronically Controlled Transmission. One of the diesel engines could be the 4.5l V8 that could produce up to 280 horsepower and will be paired with six speed automatic transmission.
Price and Release date
The price of the base model will be from $55,310. The 2016 Sequoia should go on sale by the end of 2015.