2020 Toyota Land Cruiser To Have Land Rover Flair? Japanese Render Thinks So

Toyota is being pretty secretive in regards to their next-gen Land Cruiser (the 200, not the smaller Prado), as we know very little about what’s coming next. What we can tell you is that the current model has been around for over a decade and replacing it with a brand new generation would be a good idea.

The images you see here have been leaked via @hamad1two3’s Instagram account, the same account which leaked an updated version of the Land Cruiser back in July of 2015. Unfortunately, this is a rendering, not the real thing.

The pics were taken from a Japanese magazine, showing a new design direction for the Toyota Land Cruiser. If the Japanese 4×4 looks like this, we’d be pretty impressed, seen as how it’s both rugged and elegant, two worlds that rarely came together as far as the older models were concerned.

It would also remain instantly recognizable as a Toyota. The headlights, however have a modern wrap-around design, perhaps a little bit similar to those on the 2018 Ford Expedition.

There’s also another image supposedly telling us about the SUV’s dimensions and powertrain, and the numbers look like this: 4,950 mm (194.8 in) in length, 1,980 mm (77.9 in) in width, 1,920 mm (75.6 in) in height and a wheelbase measuring 2,850 mm (112.2 in). It also mentions a 3.4-liter V6 petrol unit supposedly having 422 PS, paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

What we can actually anticipate regarding the next-gen Land Cruiser is that it should remain an extremely capable and reliable off-roader, while featuring Toyota’s latest active safety and connectivity systems. For example, it could boast the Avalon’s wireless Qi mobile charger, plus its standard safety system suite (Toyota Safety Sense P) with pre-collision, pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and automatic high beams.

In reality, we’re probably still a couple of years away from seeing a real brand new Land Cruiser.

H/T to Bob

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  • TrevP

    I like it. Build it, impress the world.

  • Ehhh Japanese media rendering is the worse, sometimes they “invent” styling. When you thought Autocar render is bad.

  • WalthamDan

    Its a very simple and clean design. Toyota will muck it up before releasing it

  • Bo Hanan

    If this is Toyota’s idea of “Land Rover flair”, what exactly do they see when they look at a Land Rover???

    • Mynameis Taylor

      the flat door handles, the styling lines along the profile. … just doesn’t have the floating roof like the landlrovers

    • محمد علي

      unfortunately land rovers are no more like before back in 2006-2010 was the best era to get a Rover. Before the TATA-Owning for Jaguar and LR, for now in this era i only go for a Land Cruiser with no doubt, looks more agressive than an RR of these days.

    • donald seymour

      The writer is just over exaggerating the point. It doesn’t look like a Range Rover at all.

  • roy

    That’s Honda/Acura headlamps

  • PK

    kill it! kill it with fire!!!! it looks ridiculous!!!!

  • Matt

    Retractable door handles? Unlikely…

  • I like it, still utilitarian but no longer looks like a brute.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Has a Tundra-like front end. Not that I mind it, that rendering looks nice

  • Javier Bl

    Not always.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      he didn’t say always

  • Javier Bl

    This is the Land Cruiser, kind of the rival of Range Rover, the one updated was the Land Cruiser Prado.

  • Well sorry to break your believe in media, but sometimes they so speculate, I don’t mind with it but Japanese media take it to whole new level.

    • Louis

      I wouldn’t be so quick to debunk this rendering.
      It could be incorrect, but it also could end up being very accurate.
      The magazine this snap was taken from has proven in the past to offer some accurate renderings of future models.
      As i said earlier, time will tell.

  • blue adidas

    Whoever rendered this should become the lead designer for Lexus.

  • Harry_Wild

    Toyota designers are currently making ugly cars. They should wait till the next generation of designers come on board to release a new Land Cruiser.

  • Rich Money

    toyota would never design a car this simple, correct and devoid of bizarre styling features. Fake news!

  • AD

    Please do not copy the RR.

    The iconic LC has Its own on trajectory..Built for purpose and the king of the hill.

  • Abdul Mateen

    True

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