Toyota's New Land Cruiser Will Get Gazoo Racing Magic

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The king of off-road luxury will be unveiled in its latest form soon.

When it comes to capable luxury off-roading, there are few cars as complete as the Toyota Land Cruiser. It's an SUV with very few rivals, but the current model is getting a little old. Fortunately, there's a new one on the way, and with leaks of the interior and the body too, there's not much we haven't seen of it.

Of course, we have yet to learn all the details of the new arrival's features and capabilities, but until then, we've consolidated everything we do know so far and made a few guesses too. Take a read to get up to speed.


We start with the rumored Gazoo Racing version, which we've rendered above. Featuring the sort of body-colored accents in the headlights that you'd expect to find on a Toyota, we've also integrated a wider and more aggressive grille that hugs the body more. Additional intakes are also added, along with new mirrors, wheels, brakes, badges, and other sporty accents.

If the rumors are true, then a GR-developed GR-S trim will feature locking differentials at each end of the vehicle, bigger tires, and smaller wheels. That's not what we've shown here, but perhaps an on-road performance model could happen as well. After all, we never imagined a Hellcat motor would find its way into the Dodge Durango, but here we are.

As for the confirmed, regular Land Cruiser, it is expected to be offered in GX, AX, and VX trims, with the base model including three rows of seating, full LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and the option of a locking rear diff. Under the hood, we're expecting a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 borrowed from the Lexus LS.

This should produce around 420 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque, all of which will be channeled to the four-wheel drive system via a 10-speed automatic. Inside, the dash and console will be redesigned with a 12.3-inch digital driver display dominating the view. We'll report back once we have confirmed more details.

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