Toyota final Thursday launched a pair of teaser photographs that present a brand new Land Cruiser headed to U.S. showrooms, doubtless as a 2024 model.
It comes simply weeks after Toyota launched a video exhibiting classic Land Cruiser badges and the tagline “The legend returns.”
The brand new teaser photographs present a silhouette of the U.S.-bound Land Cruiser, and one photograph contrasts it with an authentic FJ40 Land Cruiser from six a long time in the past.
The Land Cruiser nameplate bowed out of the U.S. after 2021 whereas the remainder of the world acquired a redesigned 300-series technology for 2022. The 300-series Land Cruiser is the dual to the newest Lexus LX that reached the U.S. for 2022, however it isn’t the Land Cruiser that can attain U.S. showrooms.
As a substitute, the Land Cruiser sure for the U.S. can be an much more rugged SUV associated to the redesigned 2024 Lexus GX. That is indicated within the newest teaser photographs that present an increase within the beltline after the B-pillar, which is a design trait shared with the GX however not the 300-series Land Cruiser bought abroad. The U.S.-bound Land Cruiser can be marketed abroad as a redesigned Land Cruiser Prado.
There are rumors the U.S.-bound Land Cruiser will function retro cues that received’t be used for the Land Cruiser Prado bought abroad. One instance is spherical headlights, impressed by the design of the FJ40 and just like what Toyota did with the FJ Cruiser from latest a long time.
Underpinning the automobile can be Toyota’s TNGA-F body-on-frame platform, which can be discovered within the 300-series Land Cruiser and its Lexus LX twin, in addition to the Sequoia SUV and the most recent Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickup vehicles. It’s additionally discovered within the Lexus GX, the place it’s outfitted with full-time four-wheel drive, a 2-speed switch case, a Torsen limited-slip heart differential, and off-road-focused Overtrail and Overtrail+ modes. Look for the same setup for the U.S.-bound Land Cruiser and its Land Cruiser Prado twin.