This year Toyota released updates on the 4Runner, the Tacoma, and the Tundra, but the TRD Pro family continues to expand with the redesigned 2020 Sequoia SUV. This group of off-road capable vehicles is strong, and this seven-seater is no different.
The TRD Pro badge comes with some specific requirements and has to be earned by the vehicle. The Sequoia doesn’t have many equipment upgrades, but with its body-on-frame chassis, ground clearance, and V8, puts it on the right path. The redesigned Toyota Tacoma features 2.5 inch aluminum bypass Fox shocks up front, and have seven compression zones to two rebound zones. The rear uses 2-inch Fox shocks, but the piggyback monotube variety. The automaker reduced the front spring rate and it runs on 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels.
They added a front skid plate to protect the front suspension and oil pan, a TRD roof rack and aluminum running boards. LED headlights and Rigid Industries LED fog lights hold in the TOYOTA grille. A TRD cat-back exhaust is available, but it comes standard with a single exhaust with a black chrome tip. The Sequoia is powered by one option, the V8 with 382 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It uses a Multi-mode four-wheel-drive system, electronically locking Torsen limited-slip differential and a two speed transfer case. The black TRD Pro badges come all exterior paint options: Army Green, Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, and Magnetic Gray Metallic.
The Sequoia interior has leather-trimmed seats with the TRD Pro badging with red contrasting stitching. All-weather floor mats come standard; push-start button, touchscreen infotainment system with AppleCar Play, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa capabilities are included.
The 2020 Toyota TRD Pro lineup will be debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, available to be seen February 9 through 18. Pricing will be released later this year.
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