The Chinese edition of AutoHome has published the first spy photo, which allegedly captured a prototype of the next-generation ToyotLand Cruiser SUV. However, it is difficult to recognize a Land Cruiser in a heavily camouflaged car. The premiere of new items may take place in April 2021.
- The photographer was able to capture the prototype only from the back, but, according to him, the car is being tested in a left-hand drive version. The publication claims that with the change of generations, the Land Cruiser will retain some design elements of the current SUV - in particular, the radiator grille and taillights: this is hinted at by gray inserts in the prototype's camouflage in place of the rear optics.
- According to one version, the ToyotLand Cruiser will be based on the current proprietary architecture of TNGA, which will essentially turn the SUV into a crossover with a monocoque body (the Land Rover Defender underwent a similar transformation earlier). According to other sources, the Land Cruiser will remain in frame and will receive off-road capabilities similar to the current generation.
The novelty is also promised two versions with different wheelbase lengths - an elongated one with seven seats and a five-seater standard, which will just be positioned as a utilitarian SUV.
- Earlier it was reported that with the change of generations, the ToyotLand Cruiser will lose eight-cylinder engines, and the engine range for it will consist of a gasoline V6 with a twin turbocharging, a 3.3-liter diesel engine and hybrid power plants.
- Provided that the premiere of the SUV really takes place in April, the ToyotLand Cruiser with an estimated 300 index may appear on sale by the middle of next year. The current model costs at least 5,238,000 rubles in Russia.