It was only a few months ago that the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra leaked online just weeks before its official reveal, and now, the same fate has befallen the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, a Ford Expedition rival. A pair of photos of the new full-SUV have leaked out online ahead of its reveal later today, and as expected, it looks a lot like the Tundra that it’s based on.
The current-gen Sequoia has been around since 2007, making it – like the last-gen Tundra – a bit long in the tooth. Regardless, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia will usher in a host of changes to the body-on-frame SUV, as was the case with the 2022 Tundra. That includes its exterior design, which closely mimics the light-duty pickup, as well as its interior and powertrain selections.
The next-gen Sequoia will ride on the same TNGA-F platform as the new Tundra and Land Cruiser, though the Sequoia is expected to continue to utilize an independent rear suspension instead of the solid rear axle present in the other two models. Mechanically speaking, the 2023 Sequoia is expected to be powered by the Tundra’s 3.5L V6 that’s rated to produce 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, or the new i-FORCE MAX hybrid, which adds an electric motor and battery pack to boost output to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Inside the cabin, the new Sequoia will likely borrow from the Tundra once again and offer its 14-inch infotainment screen, digital gauge cluster, and a revamped design. An off-road-focused Expedition Timberline-fighting TRD Pro model (seen above, in white), as well as a more luxurious Capstone trim (the red Sequoia seen above), will be present and accounted for as well.
Meanwhile, the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition – which was revealed this past September – entered production at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant last week alongside its Ford T3 Platform mate, 2022 Lincoln Navigator, as Ford Authority recently reported.