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Chicago LIVE: Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

by Justin King

The SUV's Fox shocks promise a cushioned ride during daily driving yet resist bottoming over off-road terrain.

Toyota has revealed the 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro, upgrading the SUV with a long list of off-road upgrades.

The Japanese automaker's engineers collaborated with Fox to develop a set of aluminum-bodied internal bypass shocks, promising a soft ride on pavement while helping prevent bottoming on rough trail surfaces. The front spring rate has been reduced and rebound travel increased, while the rear shocks feature larger pistons and thicker rods.

Exterior styling has been tweaked to mesh with Toyota's other TRD Pro SUVs and pickups, adding a "TOYOTA" grille, 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels, and a front skid plate to protect the oil pan. Inside, TRD upgrades include leather-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching.

The Sequoia is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and multi-mode 4WD system with a Torsen limited-slip center differential.

The Sequoia will join a growing list of TRD Pro offerings including the Tacoma and Tundra pickups and 4Runner SUV.

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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