The new SUV was being followed around by the latest Tundra pickup.
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia was revealed last month, and to say that we were disappointed is an understatement. While there's an all-new Tundra pickup for Ford and Chevy to fret over, the latest Sequoia arrived with hardly any changes. There could be many reasons for this, from the global semiconductor chip shortage forcing Toyota to reevaluate timelines to the possibility that other vehicles like the recently revealed bZ4X were more important. Whatever the reason, Toyota hasn't forgotten about its pickup-based SUV. New spy shots from a Toyota-loving Instagram account reveal that the Japanese automaker is deep in development on the 2023 model, with a new Tundra following the prototype around as support.
As we can see from the grainy photos, Toyota is still at an early stage of development as absolutely everything on the SUV has been covered up, including the windows for the second row and cargo area, the latter of which may have a stepped design. We don't have much idea about the styling of the headlights or taillights, nor can we see much of the shape of the body, but we do see a boxy, flared front fender that will likely look very similar to the design seen on the Tundra pickup. In fact, it's highly likely that the Sequoia will once again be heavily inspired by the Tundra in almost every aspect of styling.
Details on the new Sequoia are naturally very scant at this point in time, but it's quite likely that the Sequoia will be very similar to the Tundra under the skin too. In the pickup, you get a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that is offered in two variants. The first produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, while the second offers hybrid assistance and a total of 437 hp with 583 lb-ft. In this configuration, the Tundra can tow up to 12,000 pounds, while the lesser motor can do between 8,300 and 11,400. We'll know more soon enough, but don't expect too many more details until next year.