The Toyota Sequoia is an ancient beast that roams the roads virtually unchanged since the arrival of this generation in 2008. It is closely linked to the Tundra, which has just undergone a complete overhaul for the 2022 model year. a long time, and we’re hoping the Tundra’s debut means Toyota is considering updating the Sequoia. New renderings from our friends from Kolesa.ru a preview of what a next-gen Sequoia could look like if Toyota based it on the new Tundra.
The third-generation Tundra features bold styling cues, especially up front, where a massive grille takes up much of its face. This remains unchanged on the Sequoia renderings, and the huge strip of black probably won’t appeal to everyone. However, turning it into an SUV helps temper the bold presence of the grille with extra mass at the rear of the vehicle. The longer roof and additional side windows help fill the truck’s proportions.
The back of the render looks quite spacious. Converting the Tundra into an SUV doesn’t require a lot of rear modification; however, we would expect the Sequoia’s rear hatch floor to be a bit lower to the ground for easier access to cargo space behind the third row seats. The blocky styling of the Tundra at the rear harmonizes well with the shape of an SUV, making it a compelling product.
The Tundra rides on Toyota’s TNGA-F chassis-mounted body platform, which also underpins the recently introduced Toyota Land Cruiser. This is also expected to underpin the next-gen Sequoia whenever Toyota decides to reveal it, and we don’t expect that to happen for long. Last year, the company announced that it would move Sequoia production to its San Antonio, Texas plant sometime in 2022. It will be built alongside the Toyota Tundra already assembled there, the 2022 Pickup. coming off the assembly line by the end of the year. . We expect the Sequoia to be right behind.