The Sequoia Nightshade is currently Toyota’s stealthiest-looking SUV

Batman would approve
by Drei Laurel | Aug 13, 2020
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Despite a size that’s relatively incompatible with Philippine roads and a gas-guzzling powertrain that most wallets wouldn’t approve of, the Toyota Sequoia remains a vehicle we dream will one day become available in the local market. Ironically, we love it for the same reasons it doesn’t make sense to have heremassive, burly, and incredibly powerful, the full-size SUV would be an immediate attention-grabber around these parts.

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That said, who would’ve thought a stealthy, subtler look would suit the SUV so well? This is exactly what the Japanese carmaker has achieved with the US release of the Sequoia Nightshade Special Edition—a version of the behemoth Bruce Wayne would immediately be eager to add to his non-Batman garage.

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While the Sequoia Nightshade Special Edition carries the same 5.7-liter V8 engine capable of 381hp and 544Nm of torque, it gains a handful of aesthetic upgrades meant to give the SUV a considerably darker vibe. Basically, Toyota has gone all-black everything with this thing: Darkened chrome badging, darker components including the foglight housings, grille, and body moldings, and an interior covered in nice black leather.

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While the vehicle is available in Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic, the last choice is the one you want to go for if you’re considering this special-edition release. If you’re not into the Dark Knight theme, the Sequoia looks pretty good covered in TRD bits and with a Lunar Rock finish, too.

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How much for this look? Well, if you go for the 4x2 version, you’re looking at a $60,120 (P2.9 million) price tag. This climbs up to $63,345 (around P3.1 million) if you choose the higher-spec 4x4 unit. Would you like to see the Toyota Sequoia become available in our market? Let us know in the comments.

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