Toyota’s effort to keep the next-generation Land Cruiser hidden from the public has failed. Spy photos have revealed the towering SUV in all its glory, showing a familiar-looking model that sports several styling changes from the current model. Photos and video so far have not been of the highest quality, making design details hard to notice, but new renderings help bring the new model into focus.
The unofficial renderings come from our friends at Kolesa.ru, and they show the new Land Cruiser keeping its square shape and off-road oriented, although Toyota classifies it with some notable styling changes. The overall look of the new is a bit more luxurious, sporting a sleek new front fascia with a U-shaped opening below the new face framing. The headlights are also more stylish, with the fog lights being moved to the lower corners of the bumper.
The renderings also show the Toyota with bulkier fenders accented by sharper body folds. The rear is not that different from the current Land Cruiser. The rear lights have a new design, but the rear is still very high and very straight. The lower bumper sports a new design, moving the red markers under the skirt. On the side there is a more noticeable upward crease at the rear of the greenhouse, which we have seen appear on other makes and models.
We haven’t seen the redesigned interior yet, although the technical drawings revealed last month have given a hint of what to expect. The new Land Cruiser will receive a new interior design with a redesigned dashboard. The infotainment screen will be placed above the HVAC vents and other controls, unlike the current model which has the vents flanking the center screen. The analog gauges will continue, although the dashboard will have a large digital display.
Rumors suggest the base model will get a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a hybrid version also available. We expect Toyota to launch the new Land Cruiser in 2022.