Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia is a full-size 7-8-seater SUV from Toyota Motor Corporation. The production started in 2000. From 2007, the machine has been produced in the 2nd generation at the assembly plants in Indiana in the USA. The Sequoia is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The model received the name Sequoia in honor of the tall tree growing on the Pacific coast of the United States. The base of the car was the earlier produced Tundra pickup.

Toyota Sequoia, 1st generation, 2000

First generation Toyota Sequoia, 2000
The Toyota Sequoia SUV was created on the basis of the Tundra pickup truck in 2000 specifically for the American market. The huge car with three rows of seats had a frame structure, a solid rear axle and could be rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive – with a plug-in front axle, a reduction gear and a locking center differential.

The power unit of the Sequoia was a V8 4.7 engine (240 hp), paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. After restyling in 2004, the engine received a VVT-i variable valve timing system and became more powerful – 273-282 hp, and the previous gearbox was replaced by a five-speed one.

Toyota Sequoia, 2nd generation, 2007

Second generation Toyota Sequoia, 2007
The current generation of the Toyota Sequoia has been produced since 2007.

Engine Toyota 1UR-FE

The 4.6-liter Toyota 1UR-FE engine was introduced in 2006 as a powertrain for SUVs and full-size pickups, as well as executive models for emerging markets. Its main difference from 1UR-FSE is in the power system: distributed injection instead of direct.

Engine Toyota 3UR-FE

The 5.7-liter Toyota 3UR-FE engine was first introduced in 2007 as a powertrain for the company’s largest SUVs and pickups. In a number of markets, there is an ethanol version of this engine with the 3UR-FBE index.

Engine Toyota 2UZ-FE

The 4.7-liter Toyota 2UZ-FE engine was produced from 1998 to 2012 only at the American plant in Alabama and was installed on the most powerful SUVs and pickup trucks of the concern. At different times, there were two versions of this engine, with and without the VVT-i variable valve timing system.

Engine Toyota V35A-FTS

The 3.5-liter Toyota V35A-FTS engine was shown in 2017 along with the new Lexus LS500. This power unit is equipped with twin turbocharging and develops over 400 hp and 600 Nm. Soon these motors will replace all V-shaped 8-cylinder engines under the hood of many models of the concern.

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