Toyota Hints at Redesigned Sequoia SUV for the 2023 Model Year

2023 Toyota Sequoia
Toyota teased a redesign of its 2023 Toyota Sequoia SUV. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Toyota unveiled a sneak peek at the coming redesign for the 2023 model year of its Sequoia.

Currently, in its second generation, Toyota introduced the full-size SUV to the U.S. for the 2001 model year. Last year, the company sold more than 8,000 Sequoias domestically.

In a teaser image released on Tuesday, the Sequoia appears to be getting a refresh, at least in the rear design.

The third-row window is getting a more bent angle as opposed to the straightforward line on the 2022 model.

While much of the taillights are obscured, it's clear that Toyota is giving them a facelift. The part of the taillight past the panel gap has a reduced length.

The line that stretches from the second-row doors to the taillights will become more pronounced as the line reaches the back of the vehicle.

There also appears to be a new panel gap that develops just above the rear tires.

Chrome accentuates the window trim, door handles and taillights.

The 2022 Sequoia is the company's largest SUV, starting at a base price of $50,500. Its closest relative, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner, starts at $37,305.

Toyota Sequoia
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia three-row SUV. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

The only engine option available for the current Sequoia model is a V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that puts out 381 horsepower. Buyers can choose between rear- or four-wheel drive.

The 2022 Sequoia gets 13 miles per gallon in the city, while highway driving nets 17 miles.

Last year, Toyota unveiled an overhauled version of its Tundra full-size pickup truck for the 2022 model year. The truck's grille was enlarged and a chrome strip borders it—lines starting from the front became more pronounced.

The Tundra is built on the company's new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform, which is likely the same platform that will be used for the new Sequoia.

A date for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia's debut has yet to be announced.