Land Cruiser is heading into a new generation. But, will a part of it be a hybrid drivetrain? In the US, we doubt. But in other parts of the world, this is possible. After that, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid could come to North America as well. On the other hand, such a vehicle is not in the first plan for electrification. It would harm SUV’s off-road capabilities. So, the company will have to be careful with this. All fans must be happy with the solution.
One of them is to launch the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado hybrid. This could be a test for other versions. But, as we already mentioned in the review about a mid-size sibling, two cars don’t have too much in common beyond the name. So, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 hybrid is not going to use the same platform as Land Cruiser Prado hybrid. But, that could be the next thing regular and Prado SUV are sharing – both will be hybrids.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Expectations
There are two types of Toyota LC. Utility version is capable to go off-road. No road type or weather condition can stop it. On the other hand, we are talking about comfort models. Ever since its appearance, it continues to close the gap between utility and luxury. With 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid, the vehicle wouldn’t help there. Electric motors are not so capable for an off-road run. So, with hybrid SUV in the market, the LC would lose one of its main advantages.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Pros
On the other hand, the entire automotive industry is going toward electrification. Also, Toyota is one of the leaders in this segment. Furthermore, its luxury branch, Lexus, plans to add more hybrids to its lineup. One of them is LX 570, considered as the closest sibling to Land Cruiser. If that happens, then we know the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid is near too.
The SUV would have benefits of better fuel economy. Hybrids are also cleaner than the conventional engines. Furthermore, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid would keep the pace with the competition. Other companies are also adding such drivetrain to its premium SUVs. The Land Cruiser is unique SUV, but it must evolve to keep the top spot.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Concept
The development of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid is not cheap. One of the major downsides could be the price of this premium SUV. However, buyers in the US don’t have to worry about it, since engineers are not upgrading a V-8 powertrain we can find under the hood of LC. Instead, the smaller engine will be used in this combination.
In Europe, the Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid V8 is also available. But, we assume the Japanese carmaker will start with smaller displacement. Here, the price is significantly cheaper than in the US. So, the hybrid is not going to be as expensive as it would be overseas.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid
These are different crossovers, but we must mention 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid. It is likely to see it before its bigger sibling. The launch of this vehicle could happen in China. This market already presented some unique hybrid models. No other market has Jeep Yuntu Hybrid or BMW X1 Hybrid. The same could happen to 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid, which would later appear in other markets – Australia, Japan, and Europe.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid MPG
Land Cruiser is not among best picks if you are looking for a fuel-friendly SUV. The company is advertising the SUV with 15 mpg combined, but some reports say the model is consuming even more fuel. In tough off-road conditions, the consumption jumps even higher. Well, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid will boost this output. That could be the main reason why the Japanese carmaker is creating electric part of a drivetrain. With it, the SUV would spend less gas in combined conditions, such as tough terrains and urban streets, where is a higher usage of changing gears and braking. With an electric motor attached to a V6, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid would return over 25 mpg.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Release Date
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid UK release date is the most certain. The United Kingdom is between the USA and the rest of the world. British drivers love posh cars but still, think green. So, the best test before a move to the biggest stage is to launch the Land Cruiser Hybrid in the UK. After that, the vehicle will go in both ways. A similar model will come to Asia and Europe, while the company will decide what to do overseas. Is it going to be similar LC on the saw, or engineers in the United States will get a new task to create a suitable model for this part of the world.