Toyota surprised Land Cruiser loyalists when it announced the end of the big truck race last year. But it seems that the Japanese automaker is returning to the United States with a teaser image of what appears to be a full-size SUV and a press release that hints: “Something big is about to come to Toyota's SUV lineup. Soon you will see a clear picture. Stay tuned.” The image in the brochure also shows a more distinctive flash in the sheet metal that flows from the center of the rear doors to the tailgate.
It is expected to have a three-row interior package, although it is not yet clear if it will have seven or eight seats or if it will offer both options. The Tundra and Land Cruiser J300 also share a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 combined with a 10-speed automatic, although in the US. UU. We expect to see the V-6 appear in the new SUV, although we'll have to wait to find out if it will also add the hybrid transmission.Toyota officials, up to CEO Akio Toyoda, have indicated plans to electrify essentially all future Toyota models.
And, as with the Tundra, a hybrid package would not only provide better mileage, but it would also offer plenty of power for both towing and off-road use. In the typical pattern, Toyota will surely introduce the new SUV a couple more times before fully unveiling it in the coming months. And with a handful of car shows scheduled this year, that could happen as soon as Chicago in February or in New York in April.Like the Land Cruiser 300 series, the LX 600 is based on the new GA-F platform, which serves as the basis for its bodyon-chassis construction. The Land Cruiser will not arrive in the United States, but the United States will have the more luxury-oriented Lexus LX, which will travel on the same platform.
Buyers are in love with the new Toyota Land Cruiser, and the model is so popular that it could take four years for the automaker to meet current demand for some trim levels, according to Cars Guide.And while there may be little in common visually between the pickup truck and the global J300 Land Cruiser, they're almost identical underneath their cabs. For many off-road enthusiasts, it'll be more than just a fair price to pay for a 300 Series Land Cruiser that you can buy right here at home.For those who only need to own a version of the new Land Cruiser, codenamed J300, there is an option. The new LX 600 is still a vehicle with a body on a chassis and shares a platform with the new Land Cruiser and the Toyota Tundra. Here comes the leather-laden cousin of the Land Cruiser to be sold in the U.
S. In the US, if you need your big Toyota SUV.However, if you're interested in buying a new Toyota Land Cruiser in the United States, you're probably out of luck. A good guess of what's under its hood is likely to be Toyota's new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 from both its Land Cruiser and Tundra models.Unfortunately, Toyota will not build its Land Cruiser for part of August and most of September due to a lack of parts. But if you can beat different nameplates, then you can get your hands on an LX 600 - just a Land Cruiser with more elegant clothes.It is still not clear exactly what Toyota has in mind since it stated that its flagship brand was dead at least for now in America.
But with its teaser image and press release hinting at something big coming soon, we can only hope that this means that we will soon see an updated version of its iconic Land Cruiser back on our roads.