Next-Gen 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Could Lose V8 Engine?

The upcoming 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will be the next-generation model. The attractive full-size SUV will get plenty of changes. Losing the V8 engine is perhaps the biggest one. However, this is just speculation for now. If it happens, Land Cruiser will surely get the all-new powerplant. Besides that, Land Cruiser will get plenty of design changes and interior updates.

On top of that, the Land Cruiser Prado model will be available once again. Land Cruiser is a very versatile SUV that even has the off-road abilities. Latest changes will surely raise the price of the upcoming Land Cruiser. The next-gen model will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.

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2021 Land Cruiser Exterior Redesign and Dimensional Changes

Even the next-gen 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will continue to ride on a body-on-frame structure. Full-size SUV is 194.8-inches long and 77.9 inches wide. On top of that, Land Cruiser is 75.6 inches tall and wheelbase is rated at 112.2-inches. That means the 2021 model will be 1.6 inches taller and only 0.1 inches shorter than its predecessor. This model will get some significant visual upgrades. For the start, sleeker lines are visible at first glance.

Moreover, new LED headlights are in the offer too. Grille will suffer small modifications and the hood will look sharper now. For such a robust SUV, Land Cruiser comes with plenty of stylish cues and modern features.  The rear of the vehicle will get small upgrades such as cleaner taillights design. On top of that, Toyota will surely add more chrome accents and it will introduce new exterior colors.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign

Interior Will Offer More Quality

The cabin will get plenty of changes as well. The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will get a new infotainment system and a larger 12.3-inch screen. On top of that, thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense suite, this SUV will get more safety features. Whatsoever, most of the new features are offered as standard.

Just like the current model, the next-gen Land Cruiser will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Small dimensional changes will improve the interior room, but not significantly. Interior layout will remain practical and simple. On top of that, the automaker will try to deliver more quality materials. That will surely additionally raise the level of comfort.

Land Cruiser to Lose Its V8 Option?

One of the main reason people opt for this model is its powerful V8 engine. This unit is producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. To this date, it is the only engine option in the United States. Now, this could change. Latest speculations are suggesting a smaller and more fuel-efficient drivetrain. Toyota could probably opt for a smaller V6 engine. On top of that, a new engine will surely lower CO2 emissions. The new engine will be a gasoline-powered option.

However, many reports are predicting a diesel engine as well. New diesel powertrain will be optional and it will offer great torque figures. If this happens, both new engines will be turbocharged units. A hybrid powertrain is another possibility for the next-gen 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. Finally, the Japanese manufacturer will introduce all-new 8-speed automatic transmission.

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2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Price and Release Date

Latest changes and upgrades will surely raise the price of the new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. On top of that, this is a luxury full-size SUV. For that reason, the upcoming Land Cruiser will start at $87,000.

A speculated hybrid model will surely cost over $90,000. Land Cruiser will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020. On top of that, this model will look to rival Mercedes-Benz GLS and Infiniti QX80.

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