However, there has been a lot of debate and discussion in automotive circles about whether Toyota's flagship brand would take steps to fill the gap in its top range. The Japanese automaker surprised Land Cruiser loyalists when it announced the end of the big truck race last year. The Tundra and Land Cruiser J300 also share a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 along with a 10-speed automatic, although the U. However, it's not clear exactly what the Japanese automaker has in mind, as it stated that the Land Cruiser was dead, at least for the U.
It starts with the frame, which Toyota says which is the Sequoia (and Tundra) shares with the Land Cruiser and the Lexus LX. But Toyota may only be looking to upgrade that model for those who want the features and capabilities of its long-time flagship off-road vehicle. No, the new Sequoia TRD Pro won't cover the heart hole the size of a Land Cruiser, but damn it, it's going to try. While the Sequoia TRD Pro debuted in the previous generation of full-size SUVs, it took a while for Toyota to get there.
In the typical pattern, Toyota will surely introduce the new SUV a couple more times before fully unveiling it in the coming months. It is smaller, substantially cheaper and generally outsells the aforementioned Land Cruisers four times in the United States. The Lexus LX, a redesigned version of the Land Crusher, seems almost certain to still be sold in the United States in the future, thankfully. You could see that the new GX inclines even more towards off-road capability and becomes the smallest and cheapest Land Cruiser option that many in the United States have long wanted.
Rumors suggest that the new Land Cruiser Prado will arrive sometime within the next two years, and Toyota has a new truck platform with a body body on a TNGA-F chassis that will support the new Tundra truck. And while there may be little in common visually between the truck and the global J300 Land Cruiser, they're almost identical underneath their cabs. We suspect that the Lexus would be launched with a gasoline engine, perhaps the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and more than 400 horsepower that comes with the new Land Cruiser. The full-size model had been a staple of the Toyota range since 1951, making it the oldest nameplate in the company's product pantheon.