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Better than an LC300? 2023 Toyota Sequoia is the LandCruiser cousin with a potent twin-turbo petrol V6 punching out 790Nm of torque!

Powering the Toyota Sequoia is a might 326kW/790Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 with hybrid technology.

Toyota US has ripped the covers off its third-generation Sequoia, which shares the same underpinnings as the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser, but scores a much more potent V6 engine.

Due in US showrooms later this year, the 2023 Sequoia packs a sizeable 326kW/790Nm punch thanks to its 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol-electric V6 hybrid powertrain.

That’s a substantial increase over the 227kW/700Nm available in the LC300’s 3.3-litre twin-turbo-diesel engine, and with Toyota Australia looking to electrify its entire line-up moving forward, could the Sequoia’s engine make its way Down Under in a future LandCruiser update?

Time will tell, but interestingly the Sequoia, Tundra, LandCruiser 300 Series and new Lexus LX all share the same TNGA-F body-on-frame underpinnings, so the models are more closely related than their exterior design might suggest.

Paired to the V6 is a 10-speed automatic transmission, and while Toyota is yet to disclose fuel consumption figures for the powertrain, it says the “design provides both maximum performance and amazing efficiency”.

Towing is rated at up to four tonnes, while a Tow Tech Package available to all grades is designed to make hauling easier with a trailer backup guide and steering assist.

As a large off-roading SUV, the new Sequoia is available with a selectable four-wheel-drive system on most grades, but the a two-wheel-drive version will also open the line-up.

The Sequoia also offers seating for up to seven passengers, but buyers can also opt for second-row captain’s chairs for a more premium interior.

Other equipment on offer includes adaptive suspension, a 14.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, digital rear-view mir\ror, surround-view camera, moonroof, heated seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated/cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, and power-folding and extending tow mirrors, spread out across various grades.

Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5 is also standard on all Sequoia models, which includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams.

A TRD Off-Road package is also available for some grades, adding a selectable locking rear differential, terrain select and hill descent control, as well as Bilstein monotube shock absorbers, TRD-tweaked springs and a red-coloured push-button start.

Buyers can also opt for the TRD Pro pack, adding captain’s chairs for the second row, a roof rack, Fox shocks and extra underbody protection.