The Toyota Sequoia is an SUV Full manufactured by Toyota and is derived from its Tundra pickup. Introduced in 2000 and manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, Indiana, Toyota Sequoia is the first car from the Japanese marque in the popular mainstream full-sized SUV class in North America, and the first created by the first generation Sequoia chief engineer Kaoru Hosegawa aimed at the Sequoia Ford Expedition, and compete with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Nissan Armada later.
The Toyota Sequoia Slots mid-size Toyota 4Runner and premium Toyota Land Cruiser in the North American Toyota SUV, and is the largest SUV currently produced under the Toyota brand. As of 2014, the Toyota Sequoia sold only in the United States (All regions), Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , and Yemen in LHD only.
Toyota Sequoia First Generation (2001-2007)
After the introduction of the Toyota Tundra in 1999, began consideration that Toyota intended to compete in the market full-size with SUV Tundra-based Highlander. However, the name of the Highlander was used on the Toyota Highlander and SUV Tundra-based coined in January 11, 2000 at the North American Auto Show as the Toyota Sequoia, full product since September 28, 2000 as 2001.
Toyota Sequoia Engine, dashboard, Sheetmetal, and chassis shared with the Toyota Tundra, without rear disc brakes and better multi-link axle live rear suspension. The Toyota Sequoia was nominated for North American Truck of the Year award in 2001 When the Sequoia was introduced, it was slightly longer than the modern Land Cruiser, larger than the Chevrolet Tahoe in dimensions and similar in size to the Ford Expedition, its V8 engine certified as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle . Frame narrow and drive-shafts are produced by Dana Corporation.
The Toyota Sequoia came in two trim levels: SR5 and Limited. The Toyota Sequoia, Toyota, Sequoia SR5 base began at $ 32,820 while expensive Limited started at $41,855. It was sold in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions. Vehicle Stability Control standard on all models.
Toyota Sequoia Second Generation (2008-present)
Toyota unveiled the 2008 Toyota Sequoia at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, and sales are beginning the following December. Like the original Sequoia, a new model based on the new Tundra. But the big difference Tundra include a draft Boxed full, independent rear suspension featuring double wishbones with coil springs for improved ride comfort of the room, and locking a difference in the 4-wheel drive model. New suspension helps to give Sequoia a tighter turning of 19 ft (5.8 m) and allows the seat fold-flat rear. Toyota said the new frame 70 percent more resistant to bending flex with rigidity torsional 30 percent, however, the new model weighs LB 500 (227 kg) more than the previous Sequoia. The coefficient of drag has been reduced to 0.35. Improvements include an optional Lev-II compliant 381 horsepower 5.7 L 3UR-FE V8, automatic mated with a 6-speed.
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia comes three trim lines: the SR5 and Limited, and Platinum. The price ranges from about $ building 34,000 to $55,000 line of color and configuration. Base engine is the last Lev rules 4.7 L 2UZ-FE 276 hp (206 kW) V8 featured from the previous generation. The standard 4.7 L on the SR5, Limited and Platinum come standard with a 5.7 L V8 engine. Four-wheel drive is available on all kinds.
The interior of the 2008 Toyota Sequoia features the same dash as the Toyota Tundra. The standard features include tilt and telescopic steering wheel, the power windows and doors, dual sun visors, and keyless entry. Options include a DVD based navigation with backup camera and 7 “screen, a rear DVD entertainment system, 14-speaker JBL audio system, and heated seats coolers in the front row and warmers in the second row, is available in Platinum trim. The Limited trim includes audio, weather, and hands-free Bluetooth mobile phone system controls, the system JBL better audio, electroluminescent Optitron gauges, and electrochromic auto-dimming rear-view mirror and side view mirrors with HomeLink transceivers. The Platinum model includes a standard DVD navigation backup camera, rear air suspension which can be simplified to reduce the load, and Dynamic Laser Cruise Control.
Live there for seven or eight passengers, eight SR5 and Limited models and seven Platinum models. Power folding 60/40 split third row seats are available on the Platinum. The Toyota Sequoia has a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 lb (3,357 kg) and the V8 5.7 L in the form 2WD SR5 or 7,100 lb (3,221 kg) in 4WD trim SR5. To complete trailer & weight skills, see website for Toyota.
The difference of the hotel include door handle colors (color-keyed for the SR5, chrome for the Limited and Platinum), diamond-cut 20 (508 mm) aluminum alloy wheels for the Platinum trim, and simple heated power-controlled side mirrors. Standard Toyota Sequoia safety features include Vehicle Stability Control, control fire, anti-lock brakes brake assist, EBA electricity, front side chest airbag and roll-receiving side curtain airbag all three rows. For the 2010 model knee airbag was added as standard feature for front driver and passenger safety.
Toyota Sequoia Recall
The 2008-2010 Toyota Sequoia part of one of the 2009-2010 Toyota recalls that required the installation of a small Shim relieve unwanted friction and restore fluidity to the action and oil. Early 2003 Sequoias were recalled to reprogram the Vehicle Stability Control because of the possible acceleration of the poor low speed. The Sequoia model years 2002-3 and he was in the front ball joints.
Toyota Sequoia Future Plans
In 2010, Toyota announced its intention on ending production on the Toyota Sequoia after the 2014 Toyota Sequoia model year due to reduced sales in mind a next-generation Land Cruiser, but in 2012 announced that Sequoia will be reset and Toyota Tundra for the 2014 model year and will continue to be a body of a truck -based. As of September 2014, Toyota continued to offer Sequoia for the 2015 Toyota Sequoia model year using the same second-generation design.