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Lexus, Toyota Sequoia, SUV
Sep 06, 2004 (3:03 pm)
It's probably gonna be called the VX550 since toyota, from what I've heard, would currently be working on a new, powerful V8 engine to put in its next GX, VX, 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra. But I think GXs, 4runners and Tacomas (if it gets a V8) will keep the 4.7, because they're smaller and lighter. It is sure that it's gonna be at least a 5.5 liter because of Nissan and its 5.6. It will probably be good for 330 hp if I take the example of the 4.7 that does 60 hp/liter. And I think it's really gonna be a 2006 that will appear in 2005 because if you look at the 2005 LX and Landcruiser, they don't get any engine changes (a boost in hp, like other toyota products that have the 4.7) and that probably means it's gonna be replaced very soon.
Sep 06, 2004 (3:18 pm)
I sure hope it's 5.5L! From what I've heard, it's going to be a 300HP+ 5.0L...
Sep 07, 2004 (11:56 am)
When do you think Toyota will reveal it to the public? They've been known to keep things secret until the very last moment. Do you think we will see it at Detroit?
#5 of 56 Re: [rctennis3811]
Sep 07, 2004 (5:32 pm)
Actually, what I have heard from some friends of mine(Toyota Connections) is that Toyota is serious about a Ford F-250 Competitor. That means not a 5.5L but more like a 6.0 L. Also I heard Toyota is targeting 400 HP and 450+ ft-lbs of torque.
#6 of 56 A lexus version of the Sequoia?
Sep 08, 2004 (10:08 pm)
Sounds nice, but this new SUV will no doubt sky rocket well past the current LX470's price of 70 grand. I'm not cheap, and Toyota makes good products, but no way will I shell out an extra 30 grand for a jazzed uped Sequoia. The current Sequoia is priced from the mid 40's to mid 50's, and I think it's quite reasonable, but what is Toyota truly going to do to a Sequoia to warrant a massive price jump? Slapping the Luxas name on that truck isn't going to impress me. I'll stick with an escalade or something caparable.
A freind of mine told me that lexus isn't going to price to far ahead of an Escalade, in fact it'll be pretty close so as to compete in the market, but i'm skeptical of this, and know come 06 that this Vx or whatever it'll be called will be well above 70 grand, no doubt close to 80. No Thanks.
Sep 09, 2004 (3:35 pm)
Who is the competition? Lexus has primarily targeted Range Rover with this vehicle, since Mercedes fields no competitor. The Range is $70k+.
A Sequioa is much larger than a Range, a better value in size. If Lexus matches or exceeds the power/features of the Range, expect a similar price, with the extra value of more room/tow/pass capacity.
I would expect a shade below $70k, an a new Sequioa the same year, maxing out at $55k for a loaded Limited.
#9 of 56 Escalade?
Sep 11, 2004 (8:07 pm)
I guess slapping an Escalade ESV name on a Yukon XL truck impresses some people..... 70 large for ESV (Platinum) vs. 50 for Yukon XL (Denali) Somehow that's much different than a Lexus Seq.....?
Sep 13, 2004 (10:47 am)
yeah I dont understand that either. At least Lexus can in part justify the cost with best in class materials, something Cadillac has never been able to do.
#11 of 56 VX 470 pric
Sep 13, 2004 (4:40 pm)
I would expect they'd price it below the current LX 470 by a little bit. Remember the LX 470 is based on the LandCruiser which is priced in the $55-60k range as it is. I'd expect the VX470 to be in that range probably competitive with the Infiniti QX56.