The ongoing Land Cruiser has been released in 2007 after a 5-year development project. Since then the SUV went through a few major updates with the last one being released in late 2015. While it remains a benchmark for luxury and off-road prowess in its class, on the road it can’t really compete with its main rivals. Because of that, it seems that a new model is already in the works. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to be an all-new vehicle, just like its predecessor before it. This time around Toyota is likely going to focus a lot more on making the car drive better on the road without ruining the off-road capability. Not much is known at this point but it seems the body on frame design is here to stay which has always been a selling point for it.
Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 – Toyota Land Cruiser
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift walkaround at Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
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Just like its predecessor, the frame of the new Land Cruiser is likely going to be heavily based on that of the upcoming Tundra. This means that it will more than likely be a high strength steel chassis on top of which Toyota will mount an aluminum and steel body.
The frame is expected to be considerably stiffer than its predecessor without being much heavier. The suspension will remain an all independent setup but this time around it seems the Land Cruiser could receive a standard air suspension.
This would allow it to behave well on the road while retaining its off-road capabilities unchanged.
The body is more than likely going to be made out of steel
However, the hood, doors, roof and even the fenders might be made out of aluminum. This will reduce weight and lower the center of gravity making it more comfortable and better to drive.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to maintain the muscular and classic design of its predecessor. However, there will be changes meant to make it more appealing to the general market. For starters, the car is expected to get a new front end, more similar to Toyota’s other crossovers out there.
|2018 Toyota Land Cruiser||Exterior Dimensions|
|Ground Clearance||8.9 in|
The rear will likely receive the same type of boxy look as before. This has been a trademark of the Land Cruiser for years. In terms of size, it will likely remain nearly as large as before with a possible increase in its wheelbase.
Here the current model didn’t impress us too much mainly because it was loosely based on the Tundra. However, it seems that this won’t be the case with the upcoming 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser.
The car is expected to get a brand new interior layout and design
The cabin will be a lot more similar to Lexus’ offerings which would definitely elevate the experience inside. Things like a better infotainment system, more safety features as well as better materials will be offered on the base model.
It seems the new Land Cruiser will offer little to no plastic inside the cabin. This would make it one of the best-equipped cars under $100,000 which should make Toyota one of the top premium manufacturers around.
The SUV will likely continue to offer up to 8 seats in some versions. A highly luxurious 4 seat model is also a real possibility, especially now when some of its rivals already confirmed this type of layout.
Engine 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is more than likely going to stick with the same 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V8. However, the SUV will receive an updated version which will boast both port and direct fuel injection.
This should allow it to offer over 400 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. This is mostly on part with its rivals but it will likely offer worse fuel consumption.
A new 8 or 10-speed automatic should help slightly with that. Some also suggested Toyota’s new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 is a real possibility.
While it offers over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, the V6 won’t be a match to most of its rivals
We may see a higher output V6 or even a more powerful V8 in which case the Land Cruiser will become a great alternative to some of its US and German made rivals.
Release and Price
The price is likely going to stay well above $85,000 which has always been the case with it. According to the latest information, the new Land Cruiser arrives at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
|Land Rover Range Rover||$85,700|
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