Toyota hid a ‘hard-boiled’ Easter egg on the 2023 Sequoia
Automakers are now hiding a ton of cool Easter eggs inside their new vehicles. Toyota surprised us with one on its new 2023 Sequoia SUV. Tesla started the trend by adding hidden features, graphics and modes to its cars like Santa mode and a whoopie cushion, and now many companies are taking the time to show they care by hiding little messages. The Ram TRX, for example, takes aim at the Ford Raptor with hidden in-console graphics that show a T-rex is 5 times bigger than a velociraptor. Ford hid a scannable QR code in the Raptor. Jeep hid Big Foot decals on the Wrangler and tiny geckos on the Compass. 2023 Toyota Sequoia Easter eggs are fun, if you know where to look. What Sequoia easter egg is hidden on the SUV?
Auto critic Doug DeMuro was the first to decode it
YouTube car reviewer Doug DeMuro loves learning about the little quirks and features of cars. It will point out the little details that the rest of us would miss. In true DeMuro style, he noticed there were tiny dots and dashes in the bottom corner of the windshield. It’s Morse code. DeMuro translated it saying, “BADASS TRUCKS”. Find him at 5:10 in the video.
It also outlines the easter egg outline of the state of Michigan, where the redwoods were crafted, and the outline of the state of Texas under the hood, where the redwoods are built. They are made at Toyota’s San Antonio plant, which also builds the Toyota Tundra. The 2022 Tundra has the same Easter eggs.
GMC is making hay with a ton of Easter eggs in its new GMC Hummer EV
Much has been said about the GMC Hummer EV Easter eggs (or little surprises) stuck all over the interior. The speakers have the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility pattern. The “H” logo is embossed all over. The American flag is prominently displayed if you know where to look in the Hummer. And, a lot has been made of the Easter eggs you can find on the infotainment screen, like the Tesla Cybertuck used as a wheel chock, and “Meteor Mode,” which shows a T-Rex, or TRX, dinosaur. get hit with a meteor.
The 2023 Sequoia is still so new, we might find more
Of course, Toyota hasn’t released a list of all the 2023 Sequoia Easter Eggs. But, it has released plenty about everything else about the new-for-2023 SUV. upgraded for 2023. The 2023 Sequoia is big, truck-based, has some off-road capability and has three rows of seats. It should start at $52,000.
The Toyota i-FORCE MAX is Toyota’s new hybrid drivetrain and one of the main reasons to buy a 2023 Toyota Sequoia. The hybrid first appeared on the newly redesigned Tundra in 2022. It develops 437 horsepower and 537 lb-ft of torque. In the new Tundra, the system gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway, and while the EPA hasn’t yet rated the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, we expect similar numbers. The Sequoia can even tow up to 9,500 pounds.
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