One of the most iconic SUVs of all time should come completely redesigned in about two years if we can trust the latest reports. This legend is present for almost seven decades. The original model came way back in 1951 and we have seen numerous versions since then. The current-generation, known as J200, has been around for a pretty long time. It came in 2008, which seems like a pretty long period considering much younger rivals. So, the new generation should come pretty soon, as 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300. It could happen already in about two years.
We have no doubt that the company’s engineers will rely on classic design solutions when it comes to the exterior design of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300. We are about to see a classic shape. Interestingly, the new generation probably won’t adopt the brand’s newest design language, which characterizes the newest cars and crossovers. This one should stick to its own look, which shouldn’t change a lot compared to the current model. Although a new styling is always the most notable thing about new models, a new architecture seems more important in this case. The company is working on a new platform that will be used not just for new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300, but for new generations of Tundra, Sequoia and Lexus LX as well. It should bring benefits in many aspects, including significant weight reduction. Also, expect to see even more impressive off-road capabilities, though the current model is already an absolute class-leader in this aspect.
The interior design is the aspect where the current-generation model shows its age most. Despite elegant layout, the current model comes with a bunch of elements that look pretty outdated. The upcoming redesign should bring a lot of improvements in this aspect. We are about to see a completely new dashboard, which will probably continue to rely mostly on analog controls. Also, we are expecting to see more refinement, as well as more tech features, which will make 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 more competitive in the segment where competitors like Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes GLS and 2020 Range Rover are much younger at the moment.
The current generation of this super-capable SUV relies on a large 5.7-liter V8. It delivers around 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Though very powerful and capable, this engine is also very thirsty. So, improving gas mileage should be one of the company’s top priorities. In that case, we could easily see a completely new engine. Still, an update of the current one seems much more likely. On the other side, expect to see a completely new automatic transmission in the offer.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Release Date and Price
At the moment, we can’t say anything more precise than that the new model will probably arrive in about two years. When it comes to the price, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 probably won’t feature some significant change compared to the current model, which goes around $85,000.