Land Cruiser is the flagship model that’s been out in the market for more than five decades. In 2021 the nameplate will celebrate the 60th anniversary. What is the better present to its fans than the new model? And it is about time. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will be an all-new SUV, inside and outside, and we will probably see the new generation. Currently, Series 200 is in production, while the new generation is appearing as the Land Cruiser 300.
There are a lot of rumors regarding this model. Toyota keeps is very luxurious, although they also offer premium SUVs through its Lexus branch. With a long history, Land Cruiser offers something special. No other vehicle did so much for this segment. In the past, SUVs were big and slow, work-oriented machines. Land Cruiser closed the gap between luxury and utility, and now we have an excellent off-roader and hauler, which also offers premium interior and comfort.
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will change most everything. An aging look went through many redesigns and revisits. But, we needed an all-new vehicle, which is about to introduce the new generation, Land Cruiser 300. Besides this one, LC outside the US appears as the utility vehicle in Australia, where we can find it in truck form. Prado is the mid-size model for some markets, the match for the Lexus GX.
Next-Gen 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Finally Comes Out
The current generation of the popular SUV was launched in 2007. For the luxury class, this run takes too long. Especially now, when the technology evolves so fast and new features come out every day. Well, the LC had a few updates, but that is not enough. Styling is aging, and the complete overhaul is required. Now, Toyota has a motive to launch next-gen 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 for the 60th anniversary of the nameplate.
Both Exterior and Interior Will Be New
Cosmetic changes are the main reason why fans want to see the new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. It is certain that the drivetrain remains a V8 currently available on the LC. On the other hand, the chassis needs to be more aesthetic, while the interior refresh will also draw the attention of more buyers. All in all, the new Land Cruiser will still be the full-size SUV, but this time with an overall length of over 200 inches. Images of the concept are available, but none of them came straight from the Japanese company. Also, the SUV doesn’t look the same in all markets, so it is questionable which version is on these photos.
A 5.7-liter V8 engine is the largest unit Toyota has to offer to its vehicles. The largest models are using this source of power – Land Cruiser, Tundra truck, and Lexus LX. With 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, the vehicle is ready for all kinds of off-road challenges. Toyota also spices it up with special tuning of the drivetrains system, where shocks and suspension boost the overall driving impression. Of course, the drivetrain is reliable and durable, but we can’t say the same for the efficiency. Fuel economy is not a reason why you will buy 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser.
There are some speculations that the new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser could get a new engine, but none of them is certain at this point. Rumor 1: hybrid drivetrain. This is a long-term plan. But, for 2021 YM it will be hard to bring such a unit. Toyota offers a hybrid version of the Highlander three-row SUV, but no other company made such debut in the full-size segment with a V8 engine. Motor Authority has an interesting story about the new hybrid version. You can read it HERE.
Rumor 2: 2021 Land Cruiser Diesel. For the USA – probably not. The company rubbished news about the Tundra Diesel, so the chances for other models to get the huge non-petrol displacement are very tiny. Rumor 3: Boxer engine. While hybrid is somehow expected in the future, while the diesel is a big wish for a while, this is something new. And breathtaking. Toyota and Subaru are cooperating in some other projects and some sources are saying that the Boxer engine is possible for the LC. How can they pull this off, we still have no idea.
LATEST UPDATE: The new 2021 Land Cruiser will probably downgrade the engine, according to Motor1 (link). Instead of a V8, the company considers adding a turbocharged V6 unit. However, the source of the rumors is the CEO of Toyota Australia, so we don’t know if this info is valid for the US. Just a reminder, LC is not the same vehicle for the United States. Not only that we can find one alternative, but two. The Japanese market is also getting a unique SUV with the most suitable drivetrains for fans in this part of the world.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Release Date
The new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will arrive at US shores late next year. We believe that the company will present the SUV at LA Auto Show. The model could debut earlier, but only as a concept. During the next couple of months, we will try to find out more details about the redesign and possible diesel engine.
Don’t expect a discount on the new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. The upcoming SUV can only increase the current price thanks to new look and technologies inside the cockpit. Just a reminder – Toyota made Android Auto available for Entune system, and now the company uses both this one and Apple CarPlay after a long time. And these are not only changes that will affect the price.