After a bit of a wait, Toyota has announced via a teaser video that it is officially launching the next-generation Land Cruiser. As a totally new generation of the said model, this is a world premiere, and it will be taking place next week, on June 9, 2021.
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Toyota Middle East will be taking the helm of the next-gen Land Cruiser’s launch. The said event will be streamed over its official YouTube channel. This of course is unsurprising since the model has always had a huge following in the Middle East.
As for the teaser itself, it of course follows the trend of keeping the car in question wrapped in shadow. Then again, there were a couple of leaks and spy images of the new Land Cruiser, which more or less reveal the final appearance of the production model.
On the outside, the upcoming Toyota-made SUV still retains the iconic boxy design of the outgoing version. However, it will bear a larger, more modern-looking front grille, as well as a pair of new headlamp clusters.
As for its mechanical bits, a report surfaced a month ago stating that this new Land Cruiser will drop the famed 4.5-liter 1VD-FTV V8 turbodiesel, as well as the UZ and UR series V8 gasoline mills. Instead, it will be using either a 3.6-liter V6 turbodiesel or a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine. According to the report, the diesel engine can make up to 302 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, while the gasoline V6 can produce up to 409 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque.
Spyshots of the next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser revealing the design of its front end
For reference, the current Philippine-spec Toyota Land Cruiser’s 4.5-liter 1VD-FTV V8 turbodiesel can deliver up to 234 horsepower and 615 Nm of torque.
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Know more about Toyota Land Cruiser 2021
The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around from time immemorial. In fact, it is currently the longest-running car on Toyota Motor Philippines production. Its heritage and lineage started way back the '50s. Time has already tested the reputation of the Toyota Land Cruiser. It came from a total off-road car and evolved into one of the market's most luxurious SUVs. The all-new 4x4 SUV offering from Toyota is very capable of boasting benchmark-setting statistics in function and form. The Toyota Land Cruiser now comes with advanced features, including Traction Control (A-TRC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-Climb Assist, CRAWL Control, and Multi-Terrain Select. Powering the Toyota Land Cruiser is an enormous 4.5L Direct Injection Twin Turbo-Intercooler V8 Diesel mill that pumps out 232 horsepower and 615 Newton-meter of torque as its maximum output. It can pull the vehicle up and over the roughest and most undulating terrains in the country. This 4x4 SUV is worth every penny because of its proven dependability and reliability. The Toyota Land Cruiser is the perfect vehicle for family or for drivers who are up for an adventure. It is available in two variants – Standard and Premium. The Premium variants get extra features that provide an advantage both on and off-road.
Cesar G.B. Miguel