Land Cruiser is the longest-serving nameplate in Toyota’s lineup. This year, they commemorate the heritage, with Heritage Edition launch for the next season. Well, this SUV is not giving us changes we expect from this premium SUV. Toyota needs to modernize it, not to bring back some old-school elements. The new generation after ten years must be a top priority for the Japanese carmaker. With a model for the 2020 season already there, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will launch the next-gen SUV, we are pretty sure about that.
There were rumors about the new Series 300. Well, Toyota prolonged its arrival. However, the company was very shy in comments about its luxury SUV. Now, the situation is serious. Competition is tougher every day. Hyundai is coming to the premium market with its new sub-brand Genesis. Also, it seems like the LC is losing the battle in its company, with the growth of the Lexus LX lineup. All in all, some radical changes must refresh the interest for this legendary SUV.
Land Cruiser 300 Series Are Finally Coming
It’s been a while since we heard it for the first time. The new generation of the Land Cruiser will be produced under 300 Series. Some serious changes are possible. Designers have a tough task to combine classic elements, but to make the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser attractive and modern. The big redesign will lead to the new generation with many attractive features. In 2021, we will see the new Entune infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are already there, and Land Cruiser will have these during next season.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Specs
A 5.7-liter V8 engine is offering all a driver of the LC needs. It is powerful, reliable, and ready for tough tasks. We were stunned when reading news about the new units. According to some sources, 2021 Land Cruiser is getting Subaru’s Boxer engine! Well, these two companies are working together in some segments. But, the Boxer unit can’t offer enough power for the Land Cruiser. Or there will be some changes we don’t expect.
We believe Toyota will stick to the current V8. Outputs of 380 hp and 400 lb-ft are more than enough for most challenges. Besides that, the SUV can tow 8,100 pounds. It is not a class-leading record, but it is not far away either.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Next to Get TRD Pro?
We were hoping for 2020, but the Land Cruiser is still not offering the TRD Pro package. Toyota added it to another full-size SUV, Sequoia. Well, the next one to get it will be either LC or Highlander. With refreshed lineup for the next season, the company has enough time to decide and upgrade the squad for 2021.
When Will 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Be Available?
Not any time soon, that is for sure. The Heritage Edition for 2020 has just debuted. Now, we will have to wait for a while until we hear rumors about the new Land Cruiser. The price of the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will depend on the level of upgrades. One thing is certain – it will be in the premium segment.