Toyota showed the first teaser image of what is expected to be its redesigned Sequoia large SUV, showing only the right rear quarter of the vehicle due late this year.
The single shot on the brand's media website on Tuesday doesn't reveal much about what will now be the brand's top-end body-on-frame SUV after it pulled the plug on the Land Cruiser last year after a 63-year run. It does reveal reworked LED rear lighting and newly chrome-trimmed rear windows, which would indicate Toyota's efforts to move the Sequoia up market to fill part of the void left by the Land Cruiser.
The Sequoia will be the second of what Toyota refers to as the "Four Brothers" to be redesigned onto the brand's new global F1 body-on-frame platform, following the Tundra full-size pickup, which made the transition last year. As part of the redesign, Sequoia production will move this year from Toyota's assembly plant in Princeton, Ind., to its truck plant in San Antonio.
The brand's two remaining body-on-frame "brothers" — the Tacoma midsize pickup and 4Runner midsize SUV — are scheduled to make their own transitions onto the F1 platform, with the Tacoma in 2023 and the 4Runner in 2024.