The current J200 Land Cruiser has been around since 2007, so it is a decade old at this point. The car received two major updates with the latest one being just a year old. Even so, it looks like Toyota may be readying a new model already. This move comes as an answer for the Lincoln Navigator which is likely going to trump most of its rivals. Because of that, the new Land Cruiser will have to be better to drive, more efficient and faster too. In order to achieve all of this, Toyota will likely employ a few new manufacturing techniques on the new model. For starters, they will likely release the car like the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. For now, it looks like the code-name for the future vehicle will be J300 which would fall perfectly in line with its predecessor.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Price and Changes
Despite what some said, they are unlikely going to ditch the body on frame design. This allows Toyota to offer a really luxurious ride and a capable off-road machine without all that many compromises. However, in order to make the new model more efficient, they will do some changes. For starters, there will be far more high strength steel than before. The car’s body might also be aluminum instead of steel. Even if they change just a few panels, the new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser might be with up to 300 pounds lighter than before which is quite a bit.
The car’s running gear will also change. For this generation, even the base model is expected to boast an air-ride system. This will further improve the ride, and it will make it that much better to drive on and off the road. The only drawback we can possibly see is the price. It looks like the model could now start at over $90,000 thus making it one of the most expensive vehicles in its class.
Considering the older models, it is safe to assume the upcoming Land Cruiser is not going to boast a revolutionary design. In fact, the SUV might retain the same boxy look as its predecessors. While this is not really all that great looking, it gives it a muscular look which so many people love. Some suggested the car may get design cues from the Harrier with the unique front-end design. However, considering the Land Cruiser is Toyota’s top-end luxury vehicle, this is highly unlikely. Instead, it will more than likely feature design cues currently found on the ongoing Land Cruiser. We can expect a slightly larger grille and possibly a more aggressive bumper. The latter would feature a more on-road oriented design which would bring the massive SUV more in line with Toyota’s other cars.
There is nothing wrong with the cabin of the ongoing model. It is, by far, one of the best-built interiors on the market. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really match the competition when it comes to available features or even design. Things will change with the future 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. This should ditch the vertical design of the dashboard for something more car-like. On top of that, the car will feature considerably more gear than before. There will be a new infotainment system with a far larger screen as well as a new touch-based center stack. The car will continue to offer up to 8 seats but this time around a four seat model isn’t out of the question which is the one we are actually looking forward to.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Specs and Engine
There are quite a few available engines depending on the market it’s being sold in. Well, this will change with the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. The new car is likely going to ditch all its petrol engines in favor of one or two units. The one that will likely power most cars will be the 3.5 liters twin-turbo V6 which comes straight from Lexus. This engine is known to make over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque so it should easily power a lighter SUV. A hybrid is also a real possibility, but so far Toyota doesn’t have a suitable contender. All models will get four-wheel drive, lockable differentials, and an eight speed automatic so it should do great on and off the road.
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