The eagerly awaited Land Cruiser moniker's return to the US market has just become a little more intriguing. In addition to releasing more off-roader teasers, the manufacturer announced that the global debut of the upcoming version of the Land Cruiser is set for August 1st. A 1980s 60-series Land Cruiser (J60) can also be seen around the corner of the boxy front end in the latest image. The J60-inspired headlights are positioned atop a pair of intakes and are rectangular in shape. The utilitarian bumper, which also features the same evocative design, has a black trim piece that continues the plastic grille's length. Besides, the SUV's rear profile, which also draws design cues from the J60, was revealed in a recently shared video. For the uninitiated, the firm earlier put out a collection of images exhibiting the new Land Cruiser from 2024 standing next to the 1960 FJ40 model. The soon-to-debut model's dimensions and greenhouse resemble the 2024 Lexus GX significantly, indicating that both SUVs are going to have the same underpinnings as their previous versions.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: Styling Cues
The new Land Cruiser seems to have changed body panels in an effort to set itself apart from the Lexus GX, given their apparent resemblance. The larger retro taillights, projecting rear bumper, and boxier front look with smaller, lower-mounted headlamps are all prominent alterations. They have a retro feel that brings to the mind earlier Land Cruiser versions. The cabin will probably have a three-row, seven-seat layout that combines functionality with the newest technological advancements from the company's parts inventory.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: Platform and Dimensions
The new Land Cruiser is anticipated to employ the same TNGA-F body-on-frame platform as the Lexus GX, and the other SUVs and pickup trucks in Toyota's portfolio. Intriguingly, assuming the forthcoming product equals the length of the GX, which stands at 5,005mm, it will be a little longer compared to the 4,985mm long Land Cruiser J300 offered in other markets. Even yet, these dimensions might change as a result of the front and rear bumpers' distinct appearance.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: Powertrain and Variant Details
Considering all the cosmetic parallels, it makes sense that the Land Cruiser would initially be powered by the GX's twin-turbocharged 3.4-litre V-6 engine, and a future version will have an undisclosed hybrid engine. Although the more compact 2.4-litre four-cylinder hybrid found in the Tacoma could potentially make the cut, but it is anticipated that the 431bhp V-6 iForce MAX from the Tundra is the most likely hybrid combination. Further, a 10-speed automatic and a full-time 4WD system will transfer the power to all four wheels.
Speaking of the trim levels, the all-new Land Cruiser will come in a variety of configurations, including the Trailhunter and the TRD variants that are influenced by rough terrain. For customers who are less interested in a rugged 4x4, the automaker is certain to introduce more popular options like an SR5, Limited, or Platinum.
The teaser campaign from Toyota is expected to continue over the coming days, gradually disclosing more information about the new Land Cruiser, which is likely to be sold in various regions, including European markets, eventually taking the place of the outdated Prado.