2021 Toyota Land Cruiser

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser

It looks like we are finally about to see a redesign of the iconic SUV. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is about to come completely new. The current generation has been around for too long, as it debuted in 2007.

Therefore, we count on loads of novelties. We will see a new platform, new design and, most importantly, more efficient powertrain. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation, but most reliable sources that the next generation is a certain thing.

Pros:

  • Completely redesigned
  • Exceptional off-road performances
  • Powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain
  • Traditionally excellent predicted reliability ratings

Cons:

  • Higher starting price compared to rivals
  • Still waits for the official confirmation

Scorecard:

Styling:4
Features:4
Performance:5
Comfort & Quality:5
Safety:5
Critics Rating:4
Total:4.4

Exterior

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior

According to our reliable sources, the all-new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is already under development and should arrive soon after the all-new Tundra. The new model will ride on Toyota’s new 1 platform, which is about to bring benefits in various aspects.

We count on notable weight reduction, as well as on the improvement of the on-road ride quality. Naturally, this redesign will also bring new styling. We have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will come with completely new aesthetics.

But we expect that there won’t be any radical changes. The new model will stick to its conventional styling approach and bigger surprises are not expected.

Interior

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

Another aspect where we expect significant changes. The current model features good quality but feels outdated compared to rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLS or Lincoln Navigator. Also, the infotainment system isn’t the most advanced you can find, particularly in terms of graphics and smartphone connectivity.

Finally, we don’t like the way rear seats fold, as the cargo area seems limited for a vehicle of this size. Those are some of the aspects we expect to improve with the upcoming overhaul.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine

2021-Toyota-Land-Cruiser-Engine

The current model features a well-known 5.7-liter V8 engine. Despite it is quite powerful, a fuel economy that goes around 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway definitely isn’t something you would expect from a modern SUV.

Therefore, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to come with a new, hybrid powertrain. That should be a system based on a turbo V6 engine, similar to the one that can be found in the Lexus LS 500h, just much more powerful. The latest reports suggest a max output of around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price

We expect to see the all-new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser in a year or two. When it comes to the price, we presume that the Japanese manufacturer will stick to the familiar well-equipped formula, so the price should go around $85/90,000.

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