The iconic SUV is getting a full overhaul and we are getting pretty close to the premiere. Allegedly, that will happen in a matter of weeks and while Toyota still manages to keep most detail a secret, we’ve managed to find out some things about the new model, which has been codenamed LC300. The new model will bring a lot of novelties, but won’t abandon its original nature. It will be luxurious, but off-road performance will remain a top priority.
Naturally, the most important thing to know is that the new generation will continue to ride on a genuine BoF platform. Also, we know for sure there will be big changes under the hood, while the styling and interior design will be all-new. Don’t forget that the outgoing model has been around for about 14 years, so many changes may look drastic.
The new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will have its premiere next month.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign
The premiere is near but the company still keeps most details a secret. Still, we know for sure that the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser will get a completely new platform, the same one that will be used for the new Tundra. Of course, improvements in terms of weight reduction, ride quality and other things will come for sure. Furthermore, we presume that the new model will become slightly bigger, though we don’t expect a significant increase, as off-road performance will remain top priority.
We are also getting reports about the possible hi-performance version. This model would get the full treatment from the GR department. What exact upgrades will come with this version, it’s hard to say.
Without any doubt, styling changes will be significant. The outgoing model has been around since 2008 and even though there was a massive facelift, we are still talking about the body that’s 14 years old. So, the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser will certainly utilize a bolder appearance and sharper lines. Things will become clear soon and until then, you can enjoy unofficial renderings.
Big interior changes will come as well. Even though the current model still features impressive build quality, the dashboard starts to look a little bit old. So, we count on big improvement with the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser interior, which will bring new shapes, even finer materials and more technologies. A 12.3-inch infotainment screen will be standard, as well as things like a premium audio system and a full load of advanced driver aids, such as a 3D Multi-Terrain Monitor system featuring an underbody camera.
From what we know so far, the new model will come in some pretty luxurious version. Allegedly, the ZX will stand at the top of the offer, with things like wood accents and a full load of tech and convenience features.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Engines
Big changes are coming under the hood as well. The new model will trade a good-old V8 for something smaller and more efficient. Base models will most likely feature a V6 turbo engine. Our first pick is a 3.4-liter unit from Lexus LS. With 414 horsepower, it seems quite capable of moving this large SUV with ease. It should also offer more torque than the V8, along with much better fuel economy.
However, that probably won’t be the only powertrain in the options. Rumors about the hybrid version are pretty loud. Logically, we would expect to see the same setup that’s (allegedly) planned for the next-generation Tundra. The system would be based on a V6 engine and it would get significant help from electric motors. As a result, we would see plenty of power in a combination with excellent fuel economy. You may expect something like 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, rumors say.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
The new model will have premier next month. When it comes to the actual 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser release date, we expect it could hit showrooms this fall. Details about the price are still to come.