Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA

Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA

October 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Motorsports , SUV , Toyota , Police/Emergency , Specialty , Racing Oh, SEMA . There’s no other show on the face of the planet that would be so bold as to serve up a creation like the one seen above. This is the questionably named DragQuoia, and it’s a slammed Toyota Sequoia with a 650-horsepower TRD supercharged V8 engine shoved under the hood, complete with nitrous. Toyota says the machine can bolt down the quarter mile in somewhere between nine and 10 seconds, thanks in part to the fact it has been stripped of 1,600 pounds of “non-essential” weight – presumably dirty diapers and sippy cups. The DragQuoia was built by NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown as part of the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. A set of 21.5-inch wide rear tires help shuttle the power to the pavement, and indoors, the DragQuoia features four race seats with harnesses for fun with the family as well as a full roll cage and an appropriately sized parachute. The DragQuoia faces off against a Kyle Busch-designed Camry , a Prius whipped up by Clint Bowyer and a Tundra penned by Alexis DeJoria. Fans can vote for their favorite, with the winner taking home a $50,000 check from Toyota from their charity of choice. Check out the full press release below . Continue reading Toyota readies “DragQuoia” Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA Toyota readies “DragQuoia” Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:01:00 EST.

NHRA Driver Antron Brown Launches Radical Toyota Sequoia Dream Build

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 20, 2012) – NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown has hatched an extreme concept for his Sequoia in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge ( www.ToyotaRacingDreamBuild.com ). Straight line speed is what Top Fuel is all about, and Brown left no stone unturned to make sure his vehicle is the fastest of the four in the competition.

2013 Toyota Sequoia Offers Industry-First Blu-Ray Rear Seat Entertainment System

September 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Toyota Sequoia, which offers seating for up to eight in a full-size, full-capability sport-utility vehicle (SUV), gains new family friendly entertainment features for 2013. The Sequoia debuts a Toyota-first Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system, and 2013 also marks the first full year of Toyota Entune™ availability.

Toyota Sequoia dumps 4.6L V8 for 2013, adds Blu-Ray player

Toyota Sequoia dumps 4.6L V8 for 2013, adds Blu-Ray player

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Japan , Technology , Toyota Buyers stepping into a 2013 Toyota Sequoia can expect to do so without the choice of a 4.6-liter V8. The big, body-on-frame SUV will roll into showrooms with big 5.7-liter V8 as standard equipment, as the smaller engine has been discontinued. With 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, the iForce 5.7 liter gives the Sequoia a tow rating of up to 7,400 pounds. The six-speed automatic transmission of last year stays on to shuttle power to either a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system that boasts a lockable Torsen limited-slip center differential. Those who feel like spending a little extra cash can step up to Platinum trim for a rash of interior niceties. More importantly, the higher trim serves up an Adaptive Variable Suspension, which offers the driver a total of three damping settings. For the first time, the 2013 Sequoia offers back passengers the luxury of a Blu-Ray player, and Toyota claims the SUV is the first production vehicle in the world to offer high-definition rear-seat entertainment. Toyota’s Entune multimedia system is also newly available for 2013. Check out the full press blast below. Continue reading Toyota Sequoia dumps 4.6L V8 for 2013, adds Blu-Ray player Toyota Sequoia dumps 4.6L V8 for 2013, adds Blu-Ray player originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:59:00 EST.

NHRA Top Fuel Driver Antron Brown Launches His Toyota Sequoia Dream Build

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., September 6 — NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown has hatched an extreme concept for his Sequoia in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge ( www.ToyotaRacingDreamBuild.com ).

Toyota Breaks Ground on New Training Center in Aurora

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

AURORA, Ill., September 5, 2012 – This morning, executives and associates at the Chicago Regional Office of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. broke ground on a new, $4.9 million training center in Aurora.

Toyota Announces 2013 Prices for FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, Sequoia and Tundra

August 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., August 17, 2012 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2013 FJ Cruiser and 4Runner mid-size SUVs, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid crossover SUVs, Sequoia large SUV and Tundra full-size pickup truck.

Toyota Announces 2012 Prices for Yaris, Sequoia, Tundra and Sienna

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., August 8, 2011 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2012 next-generation Yaris subcompact.

Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ

Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Hatchback , Toyota , Motorcycle When we think Toyota Avalon , phrases like ‘social security’, ‘medicare’ and ‘Denny’s Grand Slam’ come to mind. The reason? The majority of Avalons out on the road are driven by old folks and curtain rod salesman, but a report from Automotive News suggests that this could all change in the very near future. In its report, AN claims that the next Avalon was shown to Toyota dealers in June, and the employees loved what they saw. The large sedan will reportedly undergo a massive redesign that will morph the Avalon from a granny-glider to a curvy stud, with design comparisons already being made to the Audi A7 and the Jaguar XJ . Sure, Toyota dealers typically spend their work days looking at the Yaris and Corolla , so their design eye could be muddied a bit. But at the very least, the next Avalon should be very different from the model we know and ignore today, and that should be a welcomed change of pace. Speaking of the Yaris and Corolla, AN states that both models are slated for redesign. The new Yaris will arrive this fall with more aggressive styling and a bit more interior room. The Corolla will also get a heavy refresh for the 2012 model year, though the more thorough overhaul will likely come in the spring of 2014.

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