Toyota is paying a lot of attention to its big guns. Sales of the Sequoia are not high as for its smaller stablemates, but it still generates a lot of profit for the company. Also, the SUV doesn’t have too many rivals like Highlander or Rav4. The latest thing we can hear about Sequoia is that the SUV is getting Android Auto. So far, Toyota used only the Entune infotainment system. Apple CarPlay was available since last year. Besides Sequoia, three other models will be available with the same services – Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner.
There is one thing in common for these vehicles – they offer a TRD Pro off-road package. With rumors telling that the Japanese company is expanding the range, we believe the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will be the next edition with these upgrades. Unique parts will make this SUV unstoppable. Exterior modifications will lead to a more aggressive appearance. Under the hood remains the same engine. However, the drive system will have to adopt many upgrades.
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Powertrain
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will be the unit that powers the standard version. It is a 5.7-liter V8 with the capability to produce 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The engine is already delivering enough power, so upgrades will make the SUV even more impressive. Towing capacity of 7,500 pounds is definitely something worthy of purchase. On the other hand, the poor fuel economy will be even worse with TRD Pro features. A six-speed automatic gearbox routes power to the two-wheel drive system, while the 4WD is optional.
TRD PRO Upgrades
The TRD Pro package is going to make the SUV even tougher. To be capable to move over obstacles, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will increase the ground clearance. An inch will be enough for a start. Since this is the version for outskirts and tough terrains, the model needs underbody protection. Distinctive TRD Pro skid plates are on both ends. So, we protected the body, and what’s next?
Fox shocks will soak bumps in tough terrains. Furthermore, the new suspension is going to boost the overall impression. At the same time, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will become unstoppable, wherever you go – desert, mud, snow… Of course, there are also cosmetic modifications. A lot of badging, inside and outside, new bumpers, grille, and hood, and a few other details will make the Sequoia TRD Pro very distinctive and bold. The vehicle currently offers TRD Sport version, and Pro brings the significant upgrade.
With Android Auto and TRD Pro, Toyota can talk about the big revisit of its largest SUV. Also, the price of the Sequoia will take some changes. The entry-level model is going to cost the same as before. But, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will start at a higher level. If we compare it to other models, we believe the initial price is going to be somewhere around $65,000 or even $70k. The release of the new model is expected by the end of 2019, while the TRD Pro could arrive somewhere next season.