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Toyota Drops 4.6L V8 on 2013 Sequoia – Is The End Near?

Rumors that Toyota will cancel the Sequoia have been flying around for a couple of years now, mostly because the Sequoia is a slow seller (Toyota might crack 12k Sequoia sales this year). Selling 12,000 large SUVs isn’t exactly essential to Toyota’s continued success, so the argument goes that canceling the Sequoia would save Toyota some money and allow them to focus on the rest of the line-up.

Toyota Cancels 4.6L V8 Option on 2013 Sequoia

Toyota Cancels 4.6L V8 Option on 2013 Sequoia

Today, we’ve learned that Toyota will not be offering the 4.6L on the 2013 Sequoia, and this news might seem to add some credence to the rumor that Toyota will be canceling the Sequoia next year. However:

Ridgeline Will Continue?! Honda Blows Smoke

Last week, USA Today reported that Honda will “keep it’s Ridgeline pickup,” saying that “the Ridgeline pickup will go on.” This news would seem to refute our prediction that the Ridgeline will be¬†discontinued¬†in 2012. While Ridgeline fans were understandably excited about this news, we think that Honda’s announcement was just meant to keep sales from crashing.

Honda Ridgeline canceled

Honda says that the Ridgeline will continue, but we think it's smoke.

Here’s why: