The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is built on the J200 platform. This might be the last edition of 200 Series of comfort LC model. The new generation is on the way. The company still doesn’t confirm it. But, leaking sources are providing details about future plans about Land Cruiser.
The LC 200 Series is already 12 years old (with 2019 model included). With innovations progress by other companies, the Land Cruiser is becoming old. Yes, Toyota is updating it with the latest features and systems, but it is just not enough. The interior is cozy and elegant, but it is the same design for 12 years. Well, engineers are not going to have so much work. For the US market, the Japanese company will keep the same 5.7-liter V-8 engine. The reliable powertrain is part of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and future models, no matter in which form it appears.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Specs
So, under the bonnet of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 will be a V-8 unit. This is the very thirsty engine that returns just 15 mpg combined, like some trucks. But, it delivers enough power for off-road adventures. Buyers can count on 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque from a 5.7-liter drivetrain. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Shall we say that Land Cruiser 200 is using AWD? Well, that is the only method we can find in decades.
Toyota Land Cruiser European Model
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser in Europe and other markets is using smaller displacement. With four-cylinder units, it costs less. But, it also delivers fewer horsepower.
The main option is, of course, diesel. It is a D-4D unit, a 2.8-liter displacement, that can create 180 hp and 450 Nm (330 lb-ft) of a twist. The drive system also uses different transmission, a six-speed automatic. This combo returns much better mileage (up to 30 mpg), but it is also big polluter (195 g/km, or 315 g/mile).
The last, but not the least important unit is V8. Buyers outside the US can buy the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser with an engine that produces the most power. We can choose between petrol and diesel. The first one can provide 305 horses and 325-340 pound-feet of torque. A 4.6-liter V8 is not a match to US version. But, diesel can make more torque. It delivers 450 lb-ft in combination with 245 horsepower. Both European engines are fuel-friendlier than their sibling from the United States.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Facelift
The entire lineup of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, both in the US and Europe will be facelifted. Among the many changes, we can take the possible revisit of the tail the most important. The front end keeps the same look. Only true enthusiasts will notice what else designers are changing on the LC 200.
More important updates are in the cabin. Already old, the interior has been modernized a few times. But the complete overhaul is on the way for 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200. This is the last one before the vehicle enters the new generation with Land Cruiser 300 Series. Dashboard, steering wheel, seating layout, upholstery, infotainment system… everything is getting a new look, the form that will attract both younger and older buyers.
We know that LC is one of the most capable SUVs for the off-road adventure. But, thanks to the new updates, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 ground clearance adds half of an inch between body and the ground. It might seem like a minor update, but during the ride in the toughest condition, this boost will make a difference. Now, the new 2019 Land Cruiser 200 will have 9.35 inches beneath the low parts.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Price and Release Date
The new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 release date is not precise, but the SUV is coming soon. That is the only certain thing because the company is very mysterious about this one. We also expect the new generation, which could appear as 300 series. What’s more, the Japanese carmaker can opt for that vehicle instead of the Land Cruiser 200 Series facelift.
With some changes, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series will keep the current pricing. That means that US buyers will have to spend $85,000 for the base model. There are no many upgrades, so the cost stays put. On the other hand, if the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser TRD Pro version appears, it is likely the SUV is going to hit $100k mark.