The spy shots are still shy, but we might see big things from 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. The premium SUV is being tested on a new platform. The current generation, that dates back to 2007 uses J200 platform. It is reliable and useful in the future. But, the company with such a reputation is always thinking forward. As a result, it is very likely that the new 300 series will be part of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign.
Currently, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 built on the old concept is still popular. So, why there is a need for changes? The Japanese carmaker has big plans for the upcoming LC. First of all, the all-new model could launch something that we couldn’t imagine a couple of years ago. That is a hybrid drivetrain. With its closest sibling, Lexus LX 570, the Land Cruiser is getting such drivetrain sooner or later. Also, by releasing the new platform, Toyota will modernize this SUV. Cosmetic and interior changes are the part of the new Land Cruiser.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Spy Shots
There are no too many spy photos of the all-new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. Although photographers are claiming they saw the legendary vehicle, it is still not confirmed. Few SUV under the heavy camo are not enough to back up the stories about the next generation. Whatsoever, the 2019 Land Cruiser spy shots will start to roll out soon, as the release date approaches.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series
The new platform could be the reason why everything is so mysterious about the upcoming SUV. The all-new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series needs a lot of time to integrate all the features. According to rumors, the Japanese carmaker has a partner in this plan. That is the Subaru. Two companies already had a fruitful cooperation. For the Land Cruiser 300, Toyota will make the body, while the major contribution from Subaru is its Boxer engine.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will replace the aging J200 series. That is the fifth generation of the comfort-oriented model. The SUV also had a lineup of off-road and utility vehicles, which are not popular nowadays. However, thanks to these SUVs and their durability, the LC is the longest-serving nameplate in the family.
With the new platform, there are fresh parts and features for the premium SUV. The company will raise the bar to new levels after 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign. Radical modifications will lead to the even better model. The 300 series should bring the rounder shape.
More aggressive SUV is sporty and elegant at the same time. Again, Toyota is closing the gap between luxury and utility, since the 2019 Land Cruiser picks the best from both segments. The aesthetic look will show the latest ideas by Toyota’s designers. Well, dimensions should remain the same or similar to the existing model. Also, wheels are 17-inchers by default. On the existing model, there are no larger rims than 20-inch. The next Land Cruiser will probably add bigger ones.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
A lot of new stuff will wait for buyers of the SUV. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser interior gets a special treatment to satisfy even the most demanding buyers. It was about the time!
The new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser interior keeps a three-row layout. Well, the rear seats are cramped. However, if drivers need more space for cargo, they could be folded. The new SUV will have to modernize the cabin. It had no big updates since the J200 series arrival in 2007. Still, with small additions and premium materials, Toyota managed to maintain the luxury level with main competitors. Now, we can expect something similar we can find on Lexus LX. Well, not quite the same, but the pattern is there. The flagship model will definitely get a special treatment and unique features for the cabin.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This is the sole unit for the US market. The lineup in the rest of the world has a completely different lineup. But, we will write about it later. Our focus is on the LC for the major market in the world.
A V-8 unit is reliable and durable. It is one of the best in Toyota’s lineup. Even the full-size Tundra truck is using it. With 381 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, it offers a potential to tow over 8,000 pounds. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard, and the AWD is LC’s trademark.
Land Cruiser Could Get Subaru’s Boxer Engine
One of the options for the upcoming redesign and new generation is to drop 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser V8. We can’t imagine that, but the partnership with Subaru means the company adds its flat Boxer engine. According to leaked sources, that would be a 2.5-liter displacement with quad turbochargers. A new fuel injection and turbo system will allow the 2019 Land Cruiser to develop 600 lb-ft from the diesel unit.
Future of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser V8
There is no way Toyota will give up on its V8 engine. A lot of fans would be disappointed, even if the new engine works better. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 model is available in Europe as well, although buyers over there can purchase the SUV with smaller diesel displacement. A V-8 is part of the Land Cruiser’s history, and we will see it in the future as well.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Price
The SUV costs $85,000 in the US. It is more expensive than the biggest premium SUV coming with the Lexus badge. After the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign, we can expect even higher price. However, it also depends on Subaru and its Boxer engines. These could decrease the price of the legendary SUV.
In Europe, the SUV is much cheaper. Well, it uses a 2.8-liter engine for the base model. However, this market will have two versions of V-8. One is diesel and another petrol. The first one is less expensive, starting from around 40,000 euro ($47,000). The gasoline 4.6-liter V-8 unit is closer to the US version with a price tag of 55,000 euro ($65,000).
The LC will also come in the downgraded version in some countries as the Land Cruiser Prado. However, the big vehicle remains the most popular one in the entire lineup.