2018 Toyota Sequoia Amazes at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 11, 2017 10:28 PM EST | BC Tabotabo

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. It now looks more aggressive and monstrous with the addition of its new TRD Sport model.

The Sequoia has been around since 2008 with no significant changes. The newest Sequoia will still have a 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. This year, CNET Road Show reported that the 2018 model will have a new trim level that made its world debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. This trim level is the sporty TRD Sport model.

TRD Sport is a product of Toyota Racing Development, which is more commonly known as TRD. It is the in-house tuning shop for all Toyota and Lexus racing performance models.

2018 Sequoia TRD Sport. The TRD Sport Sequoia will be between the SR5 and Limited. The 2018 Toyota full-size SUV comes in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. It raises its handling prowess with an upgraded suspension that features TRD antiroll bars, Bilstein shock absorbers, and 20-inch black aluminum wheels.

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia has a blacked-out Midnight Black visual theme overall, while the non-TRD Sport variants come in Super White and Magnetic Gray. Adding to that, it has black mirror caps, exterior badges, and smoked taillight lenses. To further distinguish the Sequoia TRD Sport from other variants, it also has an exclusive grille and bumper installed.

Kelley Blue Book further added the inside of the newest Sequoia also features black interior cloth and seating for seven. It also has a TRD shift knob, floor mats, and door sill protectors. There are also upgrade options for leather upholstery, Entune Premium Audio and Integrated Navigation, and other special package offers.

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport turned heads at the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota was able to showcase a lot of fantastic cars including the Toyota RAV4 Adventure package and the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Expect the new Sequoia to be available at dealerships by September of this year.

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