3rd-gen Toyota Sequoia hits production in Texas
Toyota has upgraded its Texas factory to produce the third generation of its Sequoia SUV, formerly assembled in Indiana. The investment reportedly amounted to $391,000,000.
The new industrial site currently employs over 2,600 staff. An adjacent assembly line continues piecing together the Toyota Tundra – the pickup has been the staple product of the factory since 2006.
According to the President of Toyota Texas, the company endeavors to become carbon-neutral in the wake of the EV era. The addition of the Sequoia to the product range of the Texas site is a point of pride for the company.
The new off-roader comes equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine assisted by an electric motor. The system churns out 443 PS (437 hp / 326 kW) and 790 Nm (583 lb-ft) of torque to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The 2WD version starts from $59,795, while going for 4WD will set you back $79,795 before options.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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