The current generation of the legendary off-roader has been around for years, so it’s no wonder that there are plenty of rumors about the redesign that have been circulating around for some time. Latest reports suggest that the new generation will come with some pretty interesting novelties, such as hybrid powertrain.
Still, it looks like the new generation is still in an early stage of development and that the current version will carry on for another year or two. It will continue with a familiar styling, which has been updated a few years ago. Count the same engines in the offer and a pretty similar list of standard equipment.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Redesign
The redesign of the famous model is finally
near. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will be
reserved for a smaller version of the famous SUV, which is currently known as
the Prado on most markets. It is a mid-size SUV and the new model should
continue with similar dimensions. Still, count on completely new mechanics,
based on a new architecture. Latest reports suggest that the new 2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser 300 will be a joint venture of Toyota and Subaru, though it is
unclear how the Subaru model will look like. Of course, count on a new styling
as well, though it is still early to talk about details.
Meanwhile, the current generation will
carry on with a familiar styling, which was updated recently, with the second
facelift of the current generations. It includes a new front end, with new
headlights, grille, bumper etc. On the other side, the rear has remained
practically the same.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Interior
One of the biggest drawbacks of the current
generation is its outdated interior design. It definitely can’t hide its
10-years old design. Hard plastics are all around, while the dashboard looks
quite boxy. Still, we must say that the current generation offers a pretty long
list of standard equipment, especially in terms of safety features. A famous Safety
Sense suite is standard across the whole range of model.
After the soon redesign, the 2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser 300 will come with a lot of improvements in this aspect. We expect
to see a completely new dashboard layout, with new style and much more use of
refined, soft-touch materials. Also, we expect to see a little bit more
functional cabin, with more space in back seats compared to the current model.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Engine
When it comes to the engines, we expect to
see same units in the offer. That means several engines in the offer. One of
the most common units is a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is good for
about 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Also, there are two familiar
gasoline units in the offer. In most countries, base versions are equipped with
a 2.7-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower. there is
also a familiar 4.0-liter V6, which delivers 278 horsepower and 280 pound-feet
For the next generation, many experts coutn
on a hybrid powertrain. Most likely, it will be a plug-in hybrid system, based
on a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine. However, we still don’t know details.
When to expect a redesigned 2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser 300?
At this point, it is hard to say when
exactly 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is going to arrive. At this point, most
reports offer a rough estimation of the next year. We are pretty sure that more
details will be known in the next few months. Same goes for the price, which will
probably be higher compared to the current model, due to a hybrid powertrain.