The long-awaited U.S. debut of the Toyota Land Cruiser is starting to take shape, at least in part. New teaser photos provided by Toyota appear to confirm that the upcoming 4×4 will be a close sibling to the recently revealed 2024 Lexus GX, despite our inability to see as much as we’d like.
When compared side by side, both models share a vertical windshield, a side window line that rises near the trunk, and a squared-off third-from-rear pillar. We recently previewed what the new Land Cruiser could look like in an illustration, so you can see how different the Toyota’s front end will be from the Lexus’s.
Toyota will likely highlight the off-road heritage of the Land Cruiser nameplate, as evidenced by the teaser images showing the new model next to a vintage FJ40. There will almost certainly be a TRD Pro model that shares the same rugged aesthetic upgrades and engine tuning as the GX Overtrail. A 349-hp twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 is expected to be standard equipment for both, with a hybrid drivetrain of some sort arriving at a later date.
According to Toyota, the Land Cruiser is “on the horizon,” so we could get a full reveal by year’s end. It didn’t take long for Toyota to bring back the Land Cruiser to American shores after it had been axed after the 2021 model year.
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