The off-road icon is about to come completely redesigned and the latest reports suggest the new version will have a premiere this summer, probably in August. Of course, expectations from this model are huge, as we are talking about one of the most iconic SUVs on the market. The current generation, known as 200 Series, has been around for a very long time, since 2007. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is about to bring a lot of novelties, in all aspects.
One of the most interesting things about the new generation will be powertrain, as we are about to see an electrified powertrain. Most likely, the new model borrows the setup from Lexus LS 500h, but the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is also about to come with a completely new architecture, with new styling, interior design and more. As we already said, it will have a premiere this August.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Powertrain
There is no doubt that this aspect is about to bring some of the most interesting novelties for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. Instead of large V8 engines, the new model will get electrified. At this point, we know for sure it will feature a system based on the Lexus LS 500h, which delivers a combined output of 354 horsepower. However, we expect to see a significant power boost for this occasion, where the new system would probably be the same as the one that Japanese manufacturer prepares for the new Tundra. In numbers, this would probably mean around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
Some reports also suggest a detuned version of the system, which would probably be reserved for the mid-size Land Cruiser Prado. Also, we believe that some of the current gasoline and diesel engines will carry on, at least in some markets.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign
Besides the new powertrain, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is also about to come with a completely new design. Therefore, we should start with the platform. It’s no secret that the company prepares a completely new architecture, which will be a body-on-frame version of the TNGA platform. Codenamed F1, this architecture will bring notable improvements compared to the current one. Of course, weight reduction is the first thing that comes to mind, but the new SUV will also be bigger. We definitely expect to see a little bit longer wheelbase, which would provide more space on the inside, especially in the third row.
Naturally, this redesign will also bring completely new styling. Still, we don’t expect to see anything radical when it comes to the aesthetical approach of this model. Most likely, the Japanese manufacturer will implement evolutionary changes only, which means that the overall shape will remain pretty much the same. On the other side, we expect to see a completely new face, which may take a little bit of inspiration from the current lineup.
At this point, the exact styling is still a mystery. We haven’t managed to get any spy shots of the new model. On the other side, you can find a couple of renderings on the network. All of them indicate the same things, that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will stick to classic design solutions.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
The current model definitely needs updates when it comes to interior design. It looks outdated and definitely needs more up to date tech goodies. As we’ve already mentioned, the new generation is expected to be a little bit longer. Therefore, we have no doubt there will be more space in terms of legroom, especially when it comes to the third row, which is currently pretty tight. Also, we expect that the third row will be able to fold flat this time, which seems far more convenient in terms of cargo practicality.
Besides more space, we expect a completely new cabin layout in terms of aesthetics. Of course, this refers to the new dashboard design, which is expected to utilize a completely new, much more modern design. We have no doubt that Toyota will implement hi-quality materials only, as it was always the case with this legend. Furthermore, we count on a lot of new tech goodies. Of course, a new infotainment system is one of the things that come to mind, with smartphone integration and all other goodies.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the all-new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to have a premiere this summer, most likely in August. On the other side, it is still early to talk about the exact launch date and price. The current model starts at around 85.000 dollars.