The current-generation Toyota Land Cruiser (below) has been around since 2007. Even having undergone two facelifts since, the Series 200 Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser.
Realistically rendered by Japanese publication Clicccar, the envisioned next-gen Land Cruiser 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.
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As with images of any Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser 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.