2016 Toyota Sequoia release date, price, mpg news – When the Toyota Sequoia first appeared, back in 2000, it was a very interesting vehicle – it was a SUV, but unlike others in that time – it was smaller than a van, meaning it was very practical, even for the people who lived in larger cities. The first generation of Sequoia sold really well and that model received update in 2008, but sales didn’t go really well, mostly because it didn’t have anything new to offer. Now, the Japanese manufacturer is preparing to unveil all-new Toyota Sequoia 2016, as the spy shots that have been published on the web suggest.
2016 Toyota Sequoia redesign news
The most important change of the new Toyota Sequoia 2016 is the design of the exterior. The previous model (2008 face lift of the first generation) was not a success, mostly because it looked too much like its predecessor. Because of that, the third generation will be a completely new vehicle with lots of changes and features to offer. However, don’t expect anything out of the ordinary, because the 2016 Sequoia is built on the same platform as another Toyota – the Tundra pickup. This means that the two vehicles will have lots in common – from the size, the design of the exterior as well as the design of the interior. Some reports that surfaced in last couple of weeks on the web suggest that next gen midsize SUV will have a new bumper, new headlights and a new grille, however, until we see the car officially unveiled, we can’t confirm anything.
As we have said before, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia will share lots of design details with another Toyota – the Tundra. This means that the interior will be very similar to the one that is in the current Tundra. This does not necessarily have to mean that this is a bad thing, since the interior in the current Tundra is great – from build quality to lots of features (even in the base model).
New Toyota Sequoia 2016 mpg specs
The new Toyota Sequoia 2016 will be offered with two engines. The base model will have 4.7-liter V8 engine that should produce around 280 horsepower and the other engine will be 5.7-liter V8 that will produce around 320 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. There is not going to be manual transmission (not even as an option), which means that all Sequoias will come with six speed automatic transmission and with both FWD and 4WD drivetrain. No matter what engine you choose you will note get fuel saver vehicle because it should have fuel economy rated around 13/17 mpg (city/hwy). Towing capacity should remain as same as the 2015 model, which means that it should be able to tow around 7,500 lbs.
2016 Toyota Sequoia price and release date
It is expected that the price of the new Toyota Sequoia 2016 should be similar to the price of the current model. The Japanese manufacturer should unveil the SUV by the end of 2015. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia will fight for the piece of SUV market with Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Chevy Suburban and more expensive Nissan Armada.