Toyota Sequoia Full Size SUV at Dubai top 4×4 Dealer and Exporter
The Toyota Sequoia is a full size sport utility vehicle (SUV) available at Jim Autos Dubai. Introduced in 2000 and manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, the Sequoia is the first vehicle from a Japanese marque in the popular mainstream full-sized SUV class in North America, and initial planning done by first-generation Sequoia chief engineer Kaoru Hosegawa aimed the Sequoia directly at the Ford Expedition, also competing with the Chevrolet Tahoe and the later Nissan Armada. The Sequoia slots in above the 4Runner and below the premium Land Cruiser in the North American Toyota SUV lineup, and is the top SUV currently being produced under the Toyota brand, with the only larger SUV in Toyota’s history being the Mega Cruiser.
The new model Sequoia is based on the new Tundra. However major differences with the Tundra include a fully boxed frame, a rear independent suspension featuring double wishbones with coil springs for improved ride comfort and room, and a locking center differential on 4-wheel drive models. The new suspension helps give the Sequoia a tighter turning radius of 19 ft (5.8 m) and allows for a fold-flat rear seat. Toyota stated the new frame is 70 percent more resistant to bending flex with torsional rigidity up 30 percent. However, the new model weighs more than 500 lb (227 kg) more than the previous Sequoia. The drag coefficient has been reduced to 0.35. Improvements include an optional ULEV-II compliant 381 horsepower 5.7 L 3UR-FE V8, mated to a 6-speed automatic.
Sequoia Three Versions
The new Sequoia comes in three trim lines: the SR5 and Limited, and new Platinum. The base engine is the previous ULEV compliant 4.7 L 2UZ-FE 276 hp (206 kW) V8 featured from the previous generation. The 4.7 L is standard on the SR5, while the Limited and Platinum models come standard with a 5.7 L V8 engine. Four-wheel drive is available on all models. In Dubai it is available in three models:
|Toyota Sequoia 4WD 5.7 SR5 8Seater 6 Auto FAB USK65L-GKTSKV|
|Toyota Sequoia Mid Range Limited 5.7L 6 Auto 8 SEATER USK65L-GKTLKV|
|Toyota Sequoia Top Range Limited 5.7L 6 Auto 8 SEATER w NAV USK65L-GKTLKV|
The interior of the 2013 Sequoia features the same dash as the new Tundra. Standard features include a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows and doors, dual sun visors, and a keyless entry. Options include DVD based navigation with backup camera and 7″ screen, a rear DVD entertainment system, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, and heated seats with ventilated coolers in the front row and warmers in the second row, available in Platinum trim. The Limited trim includes audio, climate, and hands-free Bluetooth mobile phone system controls, an improved JBL audio system, electroluminescent Optitron gauges, and an electrochromic auto-dimming rear-view mirror and side view mirrors with a HomeLink transceiver. The Platinum model includes a standard DVD navigation with a backup camera, a rear air suspension which can lower for easy loading, and Dynamic Laser Cruise Control. Seating arrangements are for seven or eight passengers, eight for SR5 and Limited models and seven for Platinum models. Power folding 60/40 split third row seats are available on the Platinum. The Sequoia has a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 lb (3,357 kg) with the 5.7 L V8 in 2WD SR5 form or 7,100 lb (3,221 kg) in the 4WD SR5 trim. For complete trailer & weight capacities, see Toyota’s website. Exterior differences include door handle colors (color-keyed for the SR5; chrome for the Limited and Platinum), diamond-cut 20 in aluminum alloy wheels for the Platinum trim, and varying power-heated remote-controlled side mirrors. Standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Control, traction control, anti-lock brakes brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, front side torso airbags and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three rows. For the 2010 model knee airbags were added as standard feature for front driver and passenger safety.