The new generation of the famous SUV is just around the corner. This time it is more likely than ever. Why? Well, the 60th anniversary of the longest-serving model by the Japanese carmaker is approaching, and the gift for the fans and enthusiasts will be the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser.
An all-new model will present a fresh look. That is precisely what Land Cruiser needs since the SUV offers a smooth drive and excellent off-road skills. Of course, the technology will be updated, as well as the engine room. Here are the hottest rumors about the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Possible – It Will Be Hybrid
Not so fast. The company is planning to add such a drivetrain for its large vehicles, but we can’t see it coming already in 2021. As a concept, maybe. Until then, the LC will stick up to the 5.7-liter V8 with 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. European buyers can purchase the SUV with a diesel V8 engine. This one is not coming to the US (confirmed).
Also, there is a small possibility that LC Prado will be offered on the North American market.
Certain – 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series
The current generation is coming out as Series 200. The new 2021 Land Cruiser will carry a new badge. A fresh look and possible architecture will open the possibility for electric motors. Also, the new SUV is going to bring the unique shape, and what is more important – the updated cabin. More space and features will set up some challenges to its rivals.
Not Likely – Subaru’s Boxer Engine
Toyota and Subaru are partners that will work together on the new powertrain. Toyota will help with hybrid setups, while the other Japanese carmaker brings the famous Boxer engine to the table. Well, these are too small for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser. Turbochargers can boost the outputs, and the drivetrain’s position can improve the driving impression. However, the SUV needs apparent power for demanding tasks, especially off the road.