Toyota has confirmed the new-generation Land Cruiser will make its global debut on June 9, 2021, in live stream on YouTube.
The model gets a new TNGA-F platform, a smaller fuel tank, an aluminum roof. It loses a V8 engine. Instead, the vehicle will be powered by V6s, both gasoline and diesel. The first is a 3.5-liter turbocharged one making 409-hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque, the second has a displacement of 3.3 liters and delivers 302 hp, 516 lb.-ft. The transmission is a 10-speed automatic one.
The upcoming Land Cruiser will have the ground clearance, approach and departure angles similar to those of the outgoing model.
Dimensions (length x width x height): 4,965 x 1,990 x 1,945 mm or 195.4 x 78.3 in x 76.5 inches for a GR Sport version. On the high-end trim levels, the length enlarges to 4,985 mm (196.2 in). A wheelbase measures 2,850 mm (112.2 in).
Certainly, the 2022 model will receive considerable updates inside and out. At the same time, it remains a true Land Cruiser.
One of the important features the vehicle can boast is the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System with front and rear differential locks.
Highlights in the cabin include a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, two 11.6-inch tablets, a JBL audio system with 14 speakers, an entertainment setup for rear passengers, a 4-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display, and an underbody camera.
We know quite a few facts about the new product. But Toyota will unveil all the details only on the day of the premiere.
The Land Cruiser is available the most of all existing Toyotas – in more than 190 countries worldwide. The current 2021 model costs between $85,515-87,845 in America.
Despite its doubtless good off-road ability and predicted reliability, a sizable cargo area, roomy first- and second-row seats, many standard features available, the SUV has its weak points – bad fuel economy and cramped 3rd-row seats. We believe that the new-gen vehicle will be noticeably more fuel-efficient thanks to the new 6-cylinder engines it receives.
Photo: 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser [EU]