Sneak peak: next-gen 2021 Toyota LandCruiser

The current-generation Toyota LandCruiser (below) has been around since 2007. Even having undergone two facelifts since, the Series 200 LandCruiser is living on borrowed time. But the next-generation all-new model is expected in late 2020, and while Toyota has been keeping development tightly under wraps, here’s a sneak peak of what we can look forward to in the 2021 LandCruiser.

Realistically rendered by Japanese publication Clicccar, the envisioned next-gen LandCruiser looks almost production ready even, as it has completely captured the essence of nameplate – rugged, big and ready for adventure – and brought it in line with the times.

The front fascia is imposing with that huge grille flanked by triple projector LED headlights, while the side has gained a shoulder crease for a bolder look. Bulging wheel arches continue to house those massive wheels, though they too have been made more prominent.

As with images of any LandCruiser prototype, technical specifications are scarce at this stage but reports are speculating that the full-size SUV will be offered with either a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol sourced from the current Lexus LS, or a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel. There are also talks about the next-gen LandCruiser getting the 3.5-litre V6 multi-stage hybrid, also sourced from the Lexus LS.

There is also some information about the powertrain. One is a 3.5-liter V-6 or a V8 twin turbo diesel engine. The other is a 3.5-liter V, diverted from Lexus “LS”, equipped with a 6-cylinder twin turbo engine and a multi-stage hybrid system.

We can expect to see the first concept model appearing at the 2020 Tokyo Motor Show, with the production model launching in late 2020 as a model year 2021 model.

Source: Clicccar

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