Good points, especially the 2 row option.It's actually pretty amazing the Highlander(250k sales) and the 4Runner(150k sales) co-exist and thrive under the same brand in the same category. I don't think anybody else has a 1-2 punch as effective in the midsize category. Ford and Jeep make a case, but sales aren't there yet.
The Sequoia (maybe next year?) would really benefit from offering a non-hybrid powerplant. So many positives:
-The removal of the battery could alleviate some third row concerns since the battery doesn't have to sit under it(lower floor)
-The curb weight would drop by about 300lbs.
-Lower price. The MAX powertrain is essentially a 3.5K option on the Tundra.
-Wishful thinking, but a 2 row option like the Expedition would further lower the cost and really lend itself to the used LC crowd
huh? Toyota’s lineup has never been better including GR growth. Lexus is being attacked now.It’s odd the second row seats wont slide back or forth. This “form over function” symptom reminds me of the Lexus LS : bigger on the outside and smaller on the inside. Akio Toyota is driving Toyota/Lexus down the drain.
I think i'm in love with this. Jokes asside, the improvements are visible... it'll be an interesting model for the american market for sure.