- Toyota has launched new teaser photographs displaying the upcoming Land Cruiser SUV.
- The Land Cruiser is poised to return to the U.S. after a short hiatus.
- We anticipated that it could share lots with the 2024 Lexus GX, and these photographs furthers that suspicion.
The much-anticipated return of the Toyota Land Cruiser to the U.S. is shortly coming into focus—kind of. Whereas we nonetheless cannot see as a lot as we might like within the newest teaser photographs Toyota has offered of the brand new SUV, these new pictures do seem to verify that the upcoming 4×4 might be a detailed sibling to the lately revealed 2024 Lexus GX.
Considered aspect by aspect, the 2 fashions have a virtually equivalent profile, with an upright windshield, a aspect window line that kicks up close to the rear door, and a squared-off rearmost pillar. The Toyota’s entrance finish will doubtless look fairly completely different than the Lexus’s, as we previewed in our current illustration of the brand new Land Cruiser that exhibits what this new model may appear like.
The teasers present the brand new Land Cruiser alongside a basic FJ40 model, that means Toyota is bound to play up the nameplate’s off-road historical past. A TRD Professional model is all however sure, doubtless with most of the identical rugged styling tweaks and mechanical upgrades because the GX’s Overtrail trim degree. The 2 are additionally anticipated to share powertrains, which suggests a 349-hp twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 as normal and an unspecified hybrid drivetrain coming afterward.
Toyota says that the Land Cruiser is “on the horizon,” so we might even see it in full by the tip of this 12 months. The Land Cruiser was beforehand discontinued within the U.S. after the 2021 model 12 months, nevertheless it hasn’t taken lengthy for Toyota to revive the nameplate on our shores.
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Regardless of being raised on a gradual food regimen of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive business all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a method to write about automobiles for the college newspaper throughout his school years at Rice College, which finally led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Vehicle Journal. He has been a part of the Automobile and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.