Rather confusing, GR Sport is the name given by Toyota to its top-of-the-range Land Cruiser. It’s the one to have if you want all the off-road toys, but what if the LC300 takes things one step further in terms of off-the-beaten-path capability? This is where the attached speculative rendering comes in, illustrating a hypothetical derivative to appeal to die-hard off-road enthusiasts.
Equipped with a snorkel and mounted on large all-terrain tires, the new Land Cruiser has been imagined based on the special edition available in some markets to celebrate the 70 years of the SUV.e birthday. The artist of Kolesa envisioned the go-anywhere vehicle with a snorkel and two tow hooks as part of a series of upgrades as the aftermarket scene is likely already gearing up for the LC300.
Truth be told, Toyota doesn’t really need to spice up the Land Cruiser lineup just yet as it already has big problems keeping up with demand. It has already received more than 20,000 pre-orders, and corroborated by the shortage of microchips, the waiting time would have increased to four years. Yes, years.
It would make sense for a future flagship version to inherit the hybrid powertrain from the recently unveiled 2022 Tundra. The full-size pickup uses the same platform as the new Land Cruiser and will be offered with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and an electric motor for a combined output of 437 horsepower (326 kilowatts) and 583 pound-feet (790 Newton). – meters) of torque.
Another plausible scenario would be for the next generation Lexus LX to get the electrified setup in addition to the off-road chops already available in the new Land Cruiser. It remains to be seen how the two will be differentiated, but we expect the LX to be more than just a tuxedo variant of the Toyota version once it debuts later this year or early this year. 2022.