Toyota Announces TRD Pro Edition of 2020 Sequioa
Need room to take the whole family when going way off the beaten path? The seven-seat Toyota gets the TRD touch
The trio of Toyota’s TRD Pro lineup will be getting a fourth member: the 2020 Toyota Sequoia. That’s right, instead of just the 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra, buyers can enjoy the off-road capability of Toyota’s body-on-frame SUV. The Sequoia sits just below the iconic Land Cruiser in Toyota’s lineup, but seats seven like the legend. Albeit with a pair of captain’s chairs in the middle and a bench in the back.
But you’re not here to listen to me talk about seats! The good stuff sits at the four corners just a touch above the 18-inch BBS aluminum wheels: Fox internal-bypass shocks. The system is designed to ride a little smoother on the road, which translates to more compliance when soaking up bumps on the trail. The shocks don’t stop there, though, and are designed to increase rebound as they’re compressed. Go over a big whoop, maybe faster than you intend, and they’ll keep you from bottoming out harshly.
Toyota has also given the Sequoia TRD Pro a more distinctive look. Out front is a block-letter grille with “TOYOTA” spelled out flanked by LED headlights and fog lights. Though we couldn’t scare up a picture of the new color, Army Green is a TRD Pro exclusive. The designers have added an aluminum skid plate to the front, and custom stitched “TRD Pro” logos on the seats. Overall, it’s a good look for the Sequoia that doesn’t come across as cheesy or overdone.
The Sequoia has everything you need to get way off the beaten path, and back, without getting stuck. Standout items include a lockable TORSEN center differential, Multi-Mode 4WD, and a transfer case with low-range.
We can’t wait to get our hands on one and see where the biggest TRD Pro is most at home. Where would you take six of your closest friends with a rig this capable? Join us in the forum and let us know!