SEMA is an important platform for car manufacturers, aftermarket accessory companies, restomed businesses and of course concept car companies. These companies not only bring the best and most unique aftermarket components but also get the limelight to showcase their creativity with restoration mods and project cars.
the toyota, being an automobile pioneer in the US, comes up with some great project cars every year And this year, both Toyota and Lexus brought out some wild project cars, and their lineups are impressively diverse. From a concept hot hatch like the GR Corolla Rally to the monstrous Tundra Trailhunter to the Sequoia-based Overlander, Toyota seems to have a machine gun pointed at all other competitors.
Toyota 4WD has teamed up with Toyota Owner Media and CBI Offroad Fabrication from Idaho to create an adventure project of the Toyota Sequoia called “The Ultimate Overlanding Sequoia TRD Off-Road.” This highly capable Adventure build of the Sequoia is based on the Limited trim but adds some advanced aftermarket parts to make this SUV an even better performer on-road or off-road. The TRD Off-Road Overland is undoubtedly one of the best overlanders we’ve seen this year, and it packs a lot of power and surprises. Read below for details about this amazing adventure-tour.
The Toyota Sequoia TRD off-road overland is an evergreen performer
C TRD is a unique adventure tour of the off-road overland segment. It is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo hybrid V6 engine capable of producing 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid twin-turbo V6 engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or all four wheels.
This Toyota Sequoia TRD Off-Road Toyota boasts of better off-road capabilities with an electronically controlled rear locking differential. Designers have replaced the standard 20-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tires with Method Race Bronze 706 bead grip wheels, mated to Toyo Open Country LT285/75R17 34.1-inch M/T tires, which promise more grip off-road. .
The Sequoia comes with a 22.5-gallon standard fuel tank, followed by additional fuel storage containers inside. This SUV can also tow a trailer as it has a maximum towing capacity of 9,020 pounds. It also has all-wheel ventilated disc brakes to provide powerful stopping power whenever needed.
Making the Toyota Sequoia more capable off-road and trail
The Sequoia’s chassis gets a TRD-level treatment with Toytek coilovers, shocks and springs on all four wheels, additionally bolted with Camburg Kinetik upper control arms and 6061-T6 billet aluminum rear trailing arms. The Sequoia gains 3-inches of ground clearance over the standard model when equipped with this improved suspension kit. Thus, it now boasts a total ground clearance of an impressive 11.6 inches, high enough to deliver impressive off-road potential in challenging conditions. In addition, aftermarket coilovers help the Sequoia handle better off-road by optimizing approach and departure angles.
Along with the chassis changes, the Sequoia also gets various features for off-road safety and utility. The Sequoia has off-road-focused skid plates, beefier rock sliders, and front and rear bumpers with a pair of swingouts for protection when traversing the trail. For better traction on hard surfaces like snow and sand, MaxTrax MKII traction boards are also present. The TRD Off-Road Overland also comes standard with some important items such as a Warn VR EVO 12-S winch with a recovery kit, a 48-inch high-lift jack, a Power Tank tire repair kit with a PT10 onboard air tank, and trouble- Overlander 0-60 PSI Digital Inflator for free adventure rides.
Toyota has also ensured that the adventure-focused Sequoia has a best-in-class lighting system to give buyers a well-lit environment on all occasions. The Sequoia Limited already has a decent lighting system, but if you’re planning to go into the wilderness and set up camp for your adventure needs, the OEM lights aren’t enough. Thus, the team partnered with Rigid Industries to outfit the Overland with 20-inch SR LED front bumper light bars, 4-inch front driving lights, SR-M flush mount bumper lights and a 50-inch roof. Rack LED bars keep the path lit in all conditions. Improved lighting conditions help create a brighter environment to improve driving conditions for the driver. All lights and other electronics can be controlled via the BantamX sPOD, which offers an 8-way circuit and a touchscreen for ease of use.
The Sequoia TRD Off-Road Overland is Toyota’s ultimate adventure tourer
The Sequoia Overland Project Car is equipped with a plethora of adventure-focused gear to provide buyers with an SUV with impressive adventure-touring capabilities. Designers have made full use of the Sequoia’s large roof space, creating a Prinsloo roof rack for storage and Autohome Airlander Plus roof tent accommodations.
The Sequoia Overland includes a set of Dometic Go storage boxes, a hydration jug, Rotopax water and fuel containers, and a Dometic CFX3 onboard refrigerator with a 45-liter capacity. Inside, a Domestic Go emergency blanket is also provided if you need more warmth.
Inside, the Toyota Sequoia Limited is packed with a spacious and technology-filled interior that envelops occupants in plenty of creature comforts, space and features. The Sequoia Limited has plenty of room for eight passengers as standard. All three rows offer rich comfort and plenty of passenger space. The seats are covered in Softex material, and the cockpit has a pair of power, heated and ventilated bucket seats. Behind them, the interior features foldable bench seats that also offer heating and cooling options. For multimedia, there is a 14-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation and various other features.