Like we all predicted earlier this week, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is coming. We weren’t exactly sure just how soon, though, but now we do. Toyota dropped another shadowy teaser of the SUV, this time showing its tailgate and rear badging, along with an official reveal date of Jan. 25. That’s next Tuesday!
We’ll have to wait until then to find out all the specifics, but you can bet it’ll have plenty in common with the new Toyota Tundra. The two models have a history of platform sharing and since the pickup now rides on the new TNGA-F architecture, it’s all but guaranteed the three-row family hauler will as well. That’s also the base that underpins the 300 Series Land Cruiser we don’t get here, so there could be a lot of carryover from that truck, too.
Maybe it’s just me, but those taillights look kinda like the Land Cruiser’s as well. That’s basically all we have to go off here, and I admit that it could be wishful thinking, but we’ll know for sure before long.
The 2023 Sequoia is expected to ditch the V8 in favor of Toyota’s 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 which makes 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the Tundra. A hybrid variant is possible down the line, though I wouldn’t bet on seeing it at launch. It’s taken Toyota 15 years to drop this next-gen SUV, so it’s not likely to use up all its tricks right from the get-go. Even still, that V6 is a solid upgrade over the aging 5.7-liter V8—the current Sequoia makes 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque.
If you wanna watch the Sequoia reveal live, you’ll have to stay up until 9:30 p.m. ET on Monday to do it. That’s not so bad if you’re on the West Coast, though, and you can be sure that The Drive will have its coverage locked and loaded.
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