Sequoia is the tallest tree in the world. There is also another Sequoia – an SUV, and it is the largest Toyota’s model of this kind. This vehicle is using the same architecture as a Tundra truck. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia could start the new generation of the SUV since the current one dates from 2008. Well, Toyota is not changing series so fast, since the current Land Cruiser is also pretty old and expects a redesign. With recent changes in the full-size segment, the Japanese will have to react to keep up with likes of Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.
The redesign of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia is certain. There are also spy photos already there to prove it. Toyota Sequoia new model 2020 will again offer various configuration, starting from SR5, while high-end SUVs will be Limited and Platinum. The major addition is going to be 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. With this package, the SUV will be an off-road beast. However, the MSRP of this version will stay below premium models. Also, towing capacity will get a boost thanks to Toyota Racing Department additions. The new interior will be waiting for buyers, no matter which configuration they choose.
SPIED – 2020 Toyota Sequoia Notable Changes
The new 2020 Toyota Sequoia is already on the streets. The early arrival of the model for 2019 leaves more room for improvements. Well, we expect a lot of them with a new generation. Even if the new 2020 Sequoia doesn’t start it, the redesign brings many changes to vehicles.
First test mules are approving a few rumors. First of all, the existence of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia concept. However, there is a lot of work ahead of a team of engineers and designers, and there is a lot of time ahead of SUV before it gets the final look. Furthermore, big covers are hiding the almost entire vehicle. But, we can see Toyota testing something new for the new Toyota Sequoia 2020. We still don’t know if the test mule is an entry-level SR5, or there are also new parts of the Platinum version. We must be patient to gather more details about this SUV.
Latest Update – Toyota Adds Android Auto For Sequoia and Few Other Models
Recently, the Japanese company announced that the 2020 Toyota Sequoia will offer Android Auto. This is a major update since the SUV will be among the first vehicles to get this feature. Others are Tacoma and Tundra trucks, and 4Runner SUV. We could find Apple CarPlay in Toyota’s vehicles, but Android Auto is a new upgrade. This service will be added to the existing Entune system. It will make calls and texting easier. Besides that, the company already integrated Amazon Alexa and smartphone commands for hands-free locking and starting some models. Soon, Toyota will make clear if Android Auto is going to be a standard or optional feature.
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Configuration
Among other configurations, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro could be a star of the lineup. Well, we can get premium features with Limited or Platinum SUV. But, no other version can match an off-road performance of the TRD Pro version. We can see this package on two trucks – Tacoma and Tundra. The only SUV that has such a set of features is Toyota 4Runner. Feedbacks are great and fans can’t wait to see next models with TRD badge. Favorites to get them are Sequoia and Land Cruiser. Current edition offers a lighter package through the TRD Sport model, but it is nothing compared to the Pro version.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will change the setup of the drive system. However, the same engine is going to produce as much power as before. But, new suspension, shocks, and brakes will make the SUV more capable in tough situations. All three existing models have different configurations, so we can’t predict exactly what kinds of parts 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro will get. Besides specs upgrades, the vehicle is getting a special badging and interior treatment.
OFFICIAL UPDATES FEBRUARY
As we predicted, Toyota is expanding its TRD Pro lineup to the largest SUV. Fox shocks were easy to assume, but now we have an official confirmation. Besides the drivetrain updates, the 2020 Sequoia will get 18-inch alloy wheels and a unique grille. Skid plates, roof racks, special paints are other notable upgrades for the new SUV with TRD Pro badge. Interior will get a new infotainment system. Toyota is working on the next-gen Entune features. Leather seats with TRD Pro logo on headrest and an 8-inch screen are highlights.
2020 Toyota Sequoia Configurations – SR5, Limited, Platinum
The Toyota Sequoia new model 2020 will continue to deliver the same starting configurations as its predecessor. Everything will start with SR5. It is questionable if the company is going to keep TRD Sport version if Pro variant appears.
Well, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia Limited and new 2020 Toyota Sequoia Platinum will raise the game to the next level, These will cost $10k and $20k more than the base model, but the stuff these are bringing are worth even more. Larger, 20-inch wheels are highlight outside, but the real deal is in the cabin.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia interior will come with plenty of options. Platinum version upgrades heating seats from Limited with ventilating. Both trims are using Toyota Safety Sense and Entune audio system with navigation. Again, top of the class 2020 Sequoia Platinum will add more. This time it is a rear-seat entertainment system with DVD and Blu-ray player. A seven-seat interior is available only for Platinum trim, while all other levels can accommodate eight passengers.
2020 Toyota Sequoia Specs Get a Minor Boost
Big SUV needs a huge displacement. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia will keep using the biggest drivetrain the Japanese company is offering. It is a 5.7-liter V-8 unit. The same drivetrain is under the hood of Sequoia’s closest sibling, Tundra Truck. It can deliver 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Toyota is considering to add a few upgrades to improve outputs of this V-8 powertrain. If the vehicle enters the new generation with a TRD Pro version, the extra power will definitely be worth waiting.
The full-size SUV can tow more than some trucks. Currently, it sits at 7,400 pounds. However, the new TRD Pro package could help it go over 7,500 lbs. Further tuning on a six-speed transmission will reduce noise and make the 2020 Toyota Sequoia more capable for towing in various situations.
2020 Toyota Sequoia Price
We are still far away from the final MSRP of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia. But, with many changes on the way, fans can’t expect from vehicle to cost the same as before. On the other hand, competition doesn’t allow the new Sequoia to go up for too much. Full-size SUVs start from around $50,000 and the current Toyota’s representative is already above this amount.
The base SR5 costs $52,000 and further price increase could harm chances on the market. So, the Japanese company could boost the cost of the new 2020 Sequoia for a grand or two. Limited trim will cost over $60,000, while the Platinum is going to be more than $70,000. TRD Pro will settle somewhere near the Limited SUV.
Model for 2019 is already out. Spy shots of 2020 Toyota Sequoia are taken. The vehicle is coming. But, without too much official details, we can’t say when it is going to happen. Toyota will probably keep it for late 2019. We will definitely hear the announcement of the new generation earlier, but the first appearance won’t come so soon.