We are approaching the 2019 season and it is still unclear if the Land Cruiser for next year is bringing announced changes. The company is still silent. No news about debut and arrival of 300 series are confirming all the rumors. Nevertheless, it is possible the next-gen luxury SUV could arrive as 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. We still believe that the Japanese carmaker is going to speed up the development and launch the LC as 2019. Shortly after the premiere, the 2020 Land Cruiser will come in full shine.
There are two ways of development in which 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser could go. The first one is a redesign of the existing 200 series. The other one is to launch the brand new 300 series on the new platform. As said, the Japanese company is not releasing too many details. This is the longest-serving nameplate in the family. Also, the current generation of the comfort version is already 12 years old. Aging design suffered many changes and modernizations. It still keeps the pace with new arrivals, but it can’t last for too long. The major overhaul is certain. The only thing we don’t know is when Toyota is going to do it. Our sources are pretty sure the 2020 Land Cruiser brings required updates.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign
According to one Japanese magazine, which already rendered the new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser, the redesign is bringing few changes on the SUV.
The rendering shows the SUV with the higher side profile. Also, the front fascia, after revisit, holds a chrome grille and new shapes of headlights. Besides the LED lights, there are daytime running lamps. The shown model is 4,950 mm long (194,9 inches). That is the same as now, and the redesign won’t change the length of the wheelbase either. The vehicle should be 10 mm (0.4 in) higher and width is still 1980 mm (78 in). The height gain will be used for ground clearance. With extra space beneath the SUV, 2020 Land Cruiser will be more capable for an off-road drive.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2020 Model Specs
Under the hood of the standard Toyota Land Cruiser 2020 model for the US market should be the same V-8 as we got used to. New platform or just a redesign, the 5.7-liter mill is too good to be replaced. With the same drivetrain, the 2020 Land Cruiser can count on 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The unit could suffer some updates and add more power.
The word is saying Toyota is preparing the new transmission. It is an updated version of the current eight-speed gearbox. Quicker shifting and a smoother ride are expected. Of course, the LC is well-known for its AWD. No one can imagine the SUV with some other drive mode. Fuel economy is not something 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series is going to be proud of. We believe the new transmission could push the highway drive rating closer to 20 mpg.
2020 Land Cruiser To Launch New 300 Series
Currently, we are closer to see 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series. However, the company is working on the new platform. It could come as 2020 Land Cruiser 300 series. The new generation and concept are radically changing the SUV. First of all, the cabin must be modernized. Well, the current vehicle is using the latest technologies. But, the layout is old and requires changes for more functionality. That is the main reason behind the big overhaul.
The vehicle will be longer and wider, allowing more space for creative designers to equip the interior. Also, modifications of exterior parts will bring more aggressive look. These changes are certain even if the company opts for a redesign instead of a new platform.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Future
The long-living SUV is not in doubts for the future. The LC survived the economic crisis. Also, Toyota has its own luxury branch, Lexus. There, a full-size option is LX 570. But still, the Japanese company sticks to two premium models in its lineup. That says enough about the reputation of the SUV. So, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser future is certain for the foreseeable time.
2020 Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser is already the most expensive model in the family. It is far posher than any other sibling. But, it is so versatile. Luxurious and functional, comfortable and capable for off-road drive… There are no many things LC can’t do. So, the price is high for all in one. Current generation offers LC SUV for $86,000. With possible updates, even the redesign will increase the price by at least $5,000. The new generation and platform would push it even closer to $100k.
Whatsoever, we will know more about 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser during next year. The company will either launch it or preview for 2020.