The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will introduce a new generation of the luxury SUV. It is about time since the vehicle is losing the pace with its rivals. Most changes are required inside the cockpit. After 2009 when Series 200 arrived, Land Cruiser had few updates. However, only a complete overhaul will help it meet the requirements of the modern automotive industry, especially in the premium full-size SUV segment. The new generation will appear as Land Cruiser Series 300.
This SUV almost closes the gap between utility and luxury. Its off- and on-road performances are incredible. Still, the vehicle can take up to eight passengers and offer maximum comfort and safety. The next generation starting with the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will also improve its multimedia with the new Entune system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also part of the infotainment now. In some markets, Land Cruiser appears as a truck, while its sibling LC Prado is a mid-size SUV for the Asian market mainly.
Everything about the Land Cruiser is very simple. First of all, the SUV brings a lot of power and great off-road capabilities with its V8 engine. What’s more, the premium interior increases the level of elegance. Safety is a priority and you will find a lot of accessories bringing the peace of mind. Finally, the SUV is available only in one trim level.
The new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will use a similar approach. We can hear rumors that Toyota is going to join forces with Subaru to make some radical changes for LC Series 300. This partnership brings the new engine for the upcoming SUV. According to speculations, the next Land Cruiser is getting a Boxer engine. From this stance, it seems like nonsense. But, let’s wait to see what are these companies up to.
The new generation will definitely introduce the new look of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. The vehicle is already bold and attractive. Overall shape will suffer small cosmetic updates. On the other hand, the focus is on the interior. Complete cabin expects a redesign. Land Cruiser comes with an eight-seat layout. Designers could cut down one seating spot. New cockpit will come with simpler commands and improved infotainment system. Entune is also heading into the next generation, and Toyota recently added Android Auto to its multimedia system. Apple CarPlay is available since 2018.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Specs
The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will definitely continue to use a V8 engine. This is a trademark of this rugged SUV. A 5.7-l displacement is providing enough power and torque for off-road funs. Although the LC is not offering the TRD Pro package, the vehicle is unstoppable. The engine delivers 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission smoothens the ride. Boxer engine by Subaru looks like a far-fetched fairy tale. In our humble opinion, this is not happening.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
While we can compare the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser with the Lexus LX, the Prado version is a Lexus GX non-US sport utility vehicle. It is a mid-size SUV that has nothing much in common with the US version of the LC (besides the name). The new 2020 Land Cruiser Prado was spied under a heavy camo and it could come out sooner than its namesake. Most markets will offer it with a diesel engine. However, Toyota is also installing petrol units under the hood of the LC Prado. So, we have a 2.7, 3.5, and a 4.0-liter mill producing power for this SUV. Toyota Tundra truck is using the largest displacement and it is capable to deliver 240 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
LC 70 Series
In Australia, Land Cruiser 70 series are quite popular. Back in 80’s Toyota split the Land Cruiser lineup into luxury and utility division. The following one is not available in the US. But, in Australia, it appears as the truck (LC79), a wagon (LC76), and a troopie (LC78). The ute can tow up to 7,700 pounds thanks to its turbodiesel 4.5 engine. These vehicles are able to work or transport people in the toughest conditions. However, their engines can’t meet regulations in the United States. Although fans love their retro look, Series 70 of Land Cruiser would have problems to adapt to the new market and versatile competition.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date of the New Generation
The model for the 2019 season is here without big changes. The Japanese carmaker can’t go to the next one without a big overhaul. Land Cruiser is already losing and sales are showing declining factors. The new generation will warm up interest, and the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser could be the SUV that will beat both off-road and luxury-oriented models on the market. By the end of 2019, we will know more about Series 300 and the release date. The price remains hefty. The new LC is not going to cost under $80,000.