2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Redesign – The current generation of the Toyota Land cruiser goes back to model year 2008, which makes it practically old according to the standards of the highly competitive SUV segment, but it is reported that there is finally a new model on the way. Japan’s best car claims that the SUV debuts in the fall of 2020, but the report indicates that a concept could preview the new shape at the Tokyo Motor Show in late October.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
The new Land Cruiser will travel in an updated steel stair frame. Under the hood, a 3.5-liter double-turbo V6 will replace the current 5.7-liter V8. The motor will be connected to a 10-speed automatic instead of the current 8-speed gearbox. A hybrid model could also be available.
The Land cruiser will come with the latest version of the Toyota Safety Sense driver Assistance technology. It will include nocturnal pedestrian detection and accident prevention that can move away from a collision if the driver does not react in time.
The new generation of Land cruiser also means that an updated Lexus LX is on the way. However, the details are less clear. The designers will make a real effort to differentiate the style of the two models and expect more pleasant materials in the cockpit. Best Car claims that Toyota is developing both vehicles simultaneously, suggesting that there should not be a long wait between their debuts.
If, in the meantime, you are buying a Land cruiser, visit the Legacy edition that has just been presented (gallery above). The special model takes the SUV and loads it with attractive touches like 18-inch bronze BBS wheels, black rim, a roof basket. The interior has black leather upholstery with bronze accents. Toyota only offers 1.200 of them in the United States.
For sale since model year 2008 and faceted twice in the meantime, the Toyota Land Cruiser has recently begun to launch special editions. Last year we obtained the inspiration Lexus LX 2019, this year we got the Land cruiser Heritage edition of the 2020. This probably means that the change of model protection is near, the 300 series Land Cruiser on the horizon to replace the current 200 series. When Motor Authority asked Toyota’s executive vice president, Bill Fay, if the U.S. would get the next generation, Fay responded: “We are fully committed to the Land cruiser in the near future “.
The reason for the question could have been Land cruiser’s sales figures for the past 14 years, when the model was never released 5.000 units. The most elegant Lexus LX brother sells in greater numbers, but even accumulating the two trucks, has reached the 10.000 sales on the ridge only twice since 2005. In addition, two of the largest regional markets for Land Cruiser are Australia and the Middle East. that have different regulatory regimes, and the Highlander 2019 has a three-row option.
Why stay with the Land cruiser here? Fay told MA that the body-on-frame hematoma is an “inheritance vehicle “, a staple in the alignment of the U.S. Since 1958.
But the next cruise is expected to be LS-ify its powertrain formula, which means getting rid of V8 for V6. The 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower, 401 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA rating of 15 miles per gallon combined must disappear. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 on the Lexus LS 500 receives the approval to take its place, as Land Cruiser makes concessions to fuel economy and emission standards. A poster in a forum said that a Dynamic Force version of that engine might appear. As it is, that engine has 416 hp and 442 lb-ft in the luxury sedan and is coupled to a 10-speed automatic, the same transmission says it replaces the current eight-speed on the Land cruiser. The automotive media also predicts a hybrid cruiser, potentially with the same 3.5-liter V6 with natural aspiration and the 10-speed auto in the LS hybrid, with 354 horsepower combined in the sedan.
Because there are so many versions of Land cruiser around the world, it’s impossible to say whether V8 ‘s options will die worldwide. Land cruiser fans, either out of desperation or for good information, say that’s not the case. For example, another forum poster said that the 3.5-liter TT V6 and the NA V6 will replace the two V8 and one V6 that we don’t get here, but that the “Top V8 gets a new V8 that won’t be replaced by the 3.5 V6 “. Diesel will surely live abroad as well, and once a Toyota engineer has declared that the Land cruiser was designed to survive 25 years of service in a third world country, there must be simple and solid options on the menu. An Australian report said “the derivatives of the 70 series more agricultural… Land Cruiser ute, wagon and TroopCarrier will probably derive no changes in the foreseeable future “.
A Japanese report exposed the dimensions of the 300 series, which barely deviate from the current truck. It is said that the new ladder-frame chassis holds an SUV 194.8 inches long, 77.9 inches wide and 75.6 inches tall, over a wheelbase of 112.2 inches. That means a vehicle only 1.6 inches taller and 0.1 inches shorter in length than the one we have now.
It is said to come more elegant lines, LED headlights, much more technology and more differentiation between the Land cruiser and the LX. The Toyota Safety Sense and a new information and entertainment system seem to be given, perhaps with the 12.3 inch screen. We could get a preview of the model at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. It is said that production will begin for the Land cruiser in the mid-2020 as a model year 2021, the LX one year later in 2022.