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Report: Toyota to kill Sequoia, Tundra redesigned in 2014

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At it's peak in 2002, Toyota was selling over 70,000 Sequoias. Last year, that number dropped to below 20,000 units. So it comes as little surprise that ToMoCo will be nixing its Tundra-based SUV at the end of the current model's lifecycle.

A source speaking with PickupTrucks.com confirmed that the Sequoia won't live on, partially due to slow sales, but surely in part to get Toyota's CAFE ratings in check before the new rules hit in 2015. But all's not lost for the automaker's body-on-frame offerings.

A redesigned Tundra is set to arrive in 2014, just in time for Ford, General Motors and Nissan's newest half-ton pickups. Although sales of the Tundra haven't lived up to Toyota's lofty expectations, the automaker obviously feels its a segment it needs to compete in, and with a refreshed model should help sales, despite the market's less-than-enthusiastic reception of Toyota's largest pickup.



[source: PickupTrucks.com]

Report: Toyota to kill Sequoia, Tundra redesigned in 2014 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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So it comes as little surprise that ToMoCo will be nixing its Tundra-based SUV at the end of the current model's lifecycle

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When is that "life cycle" over? 8 pm this evening, I hope.

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