With rumors spreading around during the past few years, alleged photos of the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser have finally surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. After hiding behind the curtains for quite some time, Toyota has brought out the vehicle for testing, and this is perhaps its first time.
While the U.S. market will not receive the next-generation 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser, other international markets shall continue to receive the renowned nameplate. While the following spy shots don’t reveal that much of the vehicle except for the angular daytime running lights and the larger grille, its dimensions, however, seems to be bigger than that of the outgoing model, especially when looking at the rear angle shot of the vehicle. Then again, some of those portions of the rear could be false body panels.
The current model has already been around for quite some time now, 14 years old to be specific. In fact, the LC200 series is the longest running Land Cruiser model in its history. That said, it is indeed essential for the full-size SUV to finally receive an all-new model, which should carry vastly improved mechanicals, more comfort creatures, improved safety, and of course the fresh looks.
The Japanese automaker’s longest-running SUV nameplate is rumored to get new engine options, namely a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 mated to a hybrid system and a 3.3-liter turbo diesel which should be available on select markets only. Moreover, some reports even say that this upcoming SUV will have the Lexus LS500’s Twin-turbo V6, then again, we shall still have to wait for its official launch before we can confirm any of these engines.
Last December 2020, there were some speculations that the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser will be unveiled this coming April. While that’s still unconfirmed right now, the instant appearance of this spied Land Cruiser might just set our hopes high that the all-new model is indeed coming anytime soon. Let’s altogether cross our fingers on this one.