With its decade-old design, the Land Cruiser is still the ultimate go-anywhere vehicle. Famous for its spectacular off-road capabilities and a huge amount of luxury, this model is still one of the most competitive models in the class. Still, it also shows a bit of aging and that is the reason why many expect to see a new generation soon. Toyota engineers were occupied with the new TNGA platform and all of its applications in the past few years and it looks like it is finally time to commit to the body-on-frame department.
However, we are pretty sure that the company won’t rush with making a new generation of the world’s most capable luxury vehicle. So, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser should come without more important changes. We count on the same design, along with a similar list of standard equipment.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign
In terms of design characteristics, this SUV hasn’t changed for a decade. The current generation rides since 2008 and it looks like it will continue for another few years. With its super rugged construction, it delivers spectacular off-road characteristics, which are combined with a high dose of luxury perfectly well. In terms of styling, we saw a mid-cycle refresh three years ago, where the current shape came. It is more convenient than before, especially at the front, which is the main reason why it still doesn’t look outdated. A complete front end has been changed, as well as some other areas. On the other side, the shape and dimensions haven’t changed at all. It comes with a super-versatile, wagon-like body style. It comes with plenty of space on the inside. Still, it doesn’t feature too long overhangs that could have a bad effect on off-road performances.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
Despite the age, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will feature a great cabin. Of course, its design may show its age, especially when it comes to the dashboard design and materials choices. On the other side, this interior is very practical. You can count on plenty of storage compartments and a great amount of space. This SUV accommodates up to eight passengers and even the third row is spacious enough for adult passengers. Same goes for the cargo capacity, which is among bests in the class. You can count on 16 cubic feet behind the third row. Once these seats fold down, the capacity raises to 43 cubic feet. Finally, the overall capacity goes all away up to 82 cubic feet.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Features
The thing that separates the Land Cruiser from other models in the class is a generous offer of standard equipment. Unlike other models that come in various trim levels and configuration, this is a pretty straightforward vehicle, with a full load of standard features already in the base version.
We should mention mechanical goodies first. Some of the highlights are a full-time 4WD system, locking center differential, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-Terrain Select, Cawl Control, hill-start assist, skid plates, tow hooks etc.
In terms of visual appearance and exterior features, there are nice 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, roof rails and much more.
On the inside, count on leather upholstery, heated, ventilated and power-adjustable front seats, four-zone climate control, driver memory settings, heated and power adjustable steering wheel and much more.
Finally, a few words about tech features. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will be much older than most of its competitors, but you can still count on a fine amount of tech features. Some of the highlights are 9-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Navigation, USB ports, wireless charging and much more. In terms of safety, there are things like parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning etc.
All in all, a pretty impressive list of standard equipment. Interestingly, the only optional feature is a rear-seat entertainment system.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine
While the new generation is expected to come with something more efficient, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will definitely continue with the legendary 5.7-liter V8, which delivers around 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Besides plenty of power, this engine is famous for its reliability and durability. Definitely an engine for traveling around the world without worries.
On the other side, the thing that should worry about is fuel economy. This is definitely the weakest point of the Land Cruiser. With only 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will continue to be the thirstiest model in the class.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will probably arrive late in the next year. The price should remain the same as for the current model, which goes around 85.000 dollars.