This article includes speculative illustrations for the upcoming Toyota Sequoia created by Kolesa.ru that are neither related to nor endorsed by Toyota.
Toyota is getting ready to unveil the upcoming third-generation Sequoia on Tuesday and in so doing has released a couple of teaser images these past few days. That was enough to encourage the internet’s artists to try their best to extrapolate what the final design of the SUV will look like.
As in the past, the new Sequoia is expected to share a lot in common with the latest Tundra and this interpretation is no exception. As a result, Kolesa’s artists borrowed the grille, the lights, and much of the front-end design from that pickup.
Fortunately, we have a little bit more to go on at the back, so we know that powerful rear haunch will be seen on the production model as will the chrome strip that highlights the rear windows. We’ve also seen that Toyota will, indeed, write the full name of the vehicle down low on the rear tailgate like that.
Inside, we don’t have much to go on, but reports suggest that it will share a lot in common with the Tundra, so we can expect that truck’s modern cabin to follow over into the SUV, though there will, of course, be more of it.
Reports emerged last year that Toyota would be ridding itself of its V8 engines so, like the Tundra, expect power to come from 3.5-liter V6 options. That’s no reason to fret, though, because power is expected to start at 348 hp (256 kW/353 PS) and 405 lb-ft (549 Nm) of torque.
The highest-end trim levels, though, are expected to receive a hybrid powertrain that sandwiches an electric motor between the engine and the transmission and makes 437 hp (326 kW/443 PS) and 583 lb-ft (790 Nm) of torque.
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long before finding out exactly what’s under the hood and how accurate these renderings are because Toyota is unveiling the new SUV on January 25 at 9:30 PM EST. Check back with us for full coverage of the unveiling.