The next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser has been leaked ahead of its upcoming launch. The all-new SUV is planned to be built on a new architecture, with six-cylinder engines replacing the current car’s V8 engines.
Exterior design and Interior details
The next-generation Land Cruiser seems to keep the boxy upright dimensions of its predecessor while adding lots of new design elements to differentiate it. The updated Land Cruiser features a bolder grille with thick brushed metal slats flanked by new projector headlamps with LED daytime driving lights up front.
Lower down on the SUV, there’s a very unusual U-shaped vent that runs from the lower edges of the headlamps to the grille, effectively framing it. The fog lamps are placed low and wide in the bumper, with chrome detailing on the housing. The big squared out wheel arches are also visible.
The interior shots show a new cockpit with a free-standing touchscreen atop the centre console. With photographs of the centre stack showing a host of switch gear for running the climate control system, low range collection, and differential lock, to name a few, Toyota seems to be keeping physical controls for most of the in-car functions. Similarly, instead of the all-digital screens used on many contemporary high-end SUVs, the instrument cluster seems to be an analogue device with a large central MID.
The 4.6-litre petrol V8 and 4.5-litre diesel V8 engines from the 200 Series SUV are likely to be replaced by downsized V6 engines in the upcoming Land Cruiser. The 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo-petrol engine is expected to power the petrol variant, while a new 3.3-litre V6 engine is expected to power the diesel. A hybrid version of the former is also planned.