The next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser is going to be launched by early 2022, and will be an evolutionary update to the current-gen SUV. Today we came across some fresh spy shots of the upcoming model's interiors.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most iconic SUVs in the world, becoming a legendary vehicle in its over 60 years of production. The current 200 series generation of the Land Cruiser is nearing the end of its life span and has been already discontinued in India and several other markets as well. Toyota has been developing the next generation of the Land Cruiser for a while now and we have come across spy shots of test mules of the upcoming generation of the SUV before. Today, a new series of spy shot has surfaced on the internet, completely revealing the interiors of the next-gen Land Cruiser.
The pictures of this test mule are from Moscow, Russia, and although the exterior is heavily wrapped in camouflage, the interior can be seen in its entirety. Being Toyota’s flagship SUV, the next-gen Land Cruiser’s cabin comes loaded to the brim with the latest features. The cabin uses a lot of premium materials and there’s a new 12.3-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system which is the centrepiece of the dashboard. Below it sits a number of buttons for the climate control, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, and more. The dashboard flows down to the centre console via grab handles which also have physical buttons for the adaptive cruise control, lane support, different driving modes, differential locking and four-wheel drive modes. There’s a thick three-spoke steering wheel and an updated stubby gear lever. One of the newer and innovative features in the next-gen Land Cruiser’s cabin is the push start/stop button which comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The SUV can identify the driver and preset setting as per the individual’s preferences. Overall, the new cabin still retains the robustness of the previous models but also looks modern and up-to-date.
Surprisingly, the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser will not come with an all-new platform, instead, it will continue to be underpinned by the current model’s platform. The SUV will come with new powertrain options as the 4.8-litre V8 petrol and the 4.5-litre diesel will be discontinued. The next Land Cruiser will be powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol-hybrid engine which is already in use in the Lexus LX500 currently. The engine produced 420 PS and 600 Nm of peak power and torque. A 3.3-litre six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine is expected to become available at a later stage. The engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system with a low range transfer case will be offered as standard across the line-up.
Though the test mule was heavily camouflaged, the upcoming generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to be an evolution rather of the current model than a radically changed design. It will feature a new grille and bumper while the headlights been redesigned as well. Over to the back, the SUV will likely come with a new bumper and redesigned taillights. Also, it is expected that the new model of the SUV will be slightly larger. The next generation of the Land Cruiser will make its global debut later this year before going on sale globally in early 2022. However, whether the new generation model will be launched in India is currently unclear.