According to the technical drawings leaked on the internet, the new-generation Toyota Land Cruiser is coming at last.
Those drawing are claimed to be straight from the manufacturer. They show the changes which could happen. We say “could”, because the blueprints are not official Toyota’s, although they look realistic.
Compared to the outgoing model, the next-gen vehicle has almost the same length but shorter overhangs and 2 inches (50 mm) larger wheelbase. It features a more detailed hood, wraparound design of taillights, a more protruding roof spoiler, additional cladding on wheel arches, a reshaped quarter glass, and the side mirrors which are mounted lower.
An important detail is a tailgate, or rather its absence on the new Toyota Land Cruiser.
More significant changes are expected inside. Especially intriguing is the appearance of a GR-branded start/stop button. Is Gazoo Racing participating in the development of the new generation?
The drawings also reveal different wheel options, 4 and 6-cylinder engines. The powertrain lineup for the model will possibly include a twin-turbo V8 (the same engine will power the new Lexus LX), a 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel option, and electrified variants.
The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser should make its debut later this year.
In addition to upcoming debuts, Toyota boasts the premieres which already took place this year. For example, the company has just unveiled the 2nd-generation 2022 Toyota GR 86, with a GR (Gazoo Racing) nameplate this time, – a mechanical twin of the new Subaru BRZ.
The rear-wheel-drive coupe arrives with the BRZ’s naturally aspirated 2.4-liter flat-four engine. It delivers 232 hp and 184 lb-ft according to Toyota’s global specs (228 hp in the U.S. version). The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The car will reach the U.S. dealerships by the end of 2021.
Photo: 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser EU Version