There is certainly a lot of hype going around about the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Series 300. Originally slated for release later this year, the 2022 Land Cruiser Series 300 launch has now been pushed back to 2022 due to the global supply shortage of semiconductor as a result of COVID-19.
That only means automotive renderers get more time to showcase their creativity in envisioning what the new Land Cruiser might look like. Here is one from kolesa.ru. Looking a little more upmarket than the outgoing model, the unofficial 2022 Land Cruiser sports a completely redesigned front fascia with a large grille flanked by Lexus-esque triple beam headlights. On the sides, the wheel arches are squarer and more prominent, while at the rear there are new style taillights and bumper.
The 2022 Land Cruiser will be the first full model change since 2008. It will bring completely new powertrains and all-wheel drive systems, with the new off-roader expected to be underpinned by Toyota’s latest TNGA platform.
For the first time, hybrid will be introduced in Toyota’s biggest SUV, with a new 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and electric motor combo set to replace the long-running 4.6-litre V8 petrol.
A new 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel will compliment the hybrid model and replace the current 4.5-litre turbodiesel V8. Both downsized engines are expected to significantly slash fuel consumption, without a dramatic fall in power.