The iconic Toyota Land Cruiser is slated for a renaissance.
Toyota announced on Wednesday that the renewed Land Cruiser is set for a U.S. reveal on August 1st, at 9:20 pm ET. The unveiling announcement was paired with a fresh teaser image.
Overview of Toyota Land Cruiser
Sneak Peek of Toyota Land Cruiser
The newly released teaser image, coupled with an earlier preview from July, presents a solid, brick-like silhouette with a touch of nostalgia. Its façade is squared, featuring horizontal headlights and the Toyota logo prominently displayed on the eggcrate grille. The design evidently draws cues from the 1980s 60-series Land Cruisers, recognized for their four-square headlights and vertically fitted rectangular taillights.
The Land Cruiser will have a design twin in the form of the 2024 Lexus GX, including similarities in overall dimensions and aesthetics. The GX comes equipped with a 3.4-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine, delivering 349 hp and 478 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed to all wheels through a 10-speed automatic and 2-speed transfer case, coupled with a full-time four-wheel-drive system. An Overtrail model, designed for off-road adventures, boasts a locking rear differential and Toyota’s innovative Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS). This hydraulic system effectively links the front and rear stabilizer bars to enable more suspension travel. It’s highly plausible that the Land Cruiser will sport these features, though the 2024 Tacoma pickup’s turbo-4 hybrid engine could be integrated to set it apart from the GX.
The Land Cruiser will be constructed on Toyota’s TNGA-F body-on-frame platform. This platform is already in use in the 300-Series Land Cruiser (not available in the U.S.), Lexus LX and GX SUVs, and Toyota’s Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV. It is also expected to be employed for the next-generation 4Runner upon its arrival.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Toyota Land Cruiser debut
When will the new Toyota Land Cruiser debut in the U.S.?
The new Toyota Land Cruiser is scheduled to debut in the U.S. on August 1st at 9:20 pm ET.
What is the design inspiration for the new Toyota Land Cruiser?
The new Land Cruiser’s design draws inspiration from the 1980s 60-series Land Cruisers, featuring a brick-like shape, horizontal headlights, and the Toyota logo on the eggcrate grille.
Yes, the Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to share several features with the 2024 Lexus GX, including overall proportions and possibly off-road features. However, it might also include the turbo-4 hybrid powertrain from the 2024 Tacoma pickup to differentiate it from the GX.
What platform will the new Toyota Land Cruiser be built on?
The new Toyota Land Cruiser will be built on Toyota’s TNGA-F body-on-frame platform, which also underpins several other Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
Are there any other models built on the same platform as the new Toyota Land Cruiser?
Yes, the TNGA-F body-on-frame platform is also used for the 300-Series Land Cruiser (not available in the U.S.), Lexus LX and GX SUVs, Toyota’s Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV, and is expected to be used for the next-generation 4Runner.
More about Toyota Land Cruiser debut
- Toyota Official Website
- More about the 2024 Lexus GX
- Overview of the TNGA-F body-on-frame platform
- Details about the Toyota Land Cruiser’s history
- Information on the 2024 Tacoma pickup’s turbo-4 hybrid powertrain