The next-generation 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser was unveiled last week, featuring more attractive styling than before. Known as the 300 series, the 2023 model will arrive at the beginning of next year. Unfortunately, the new Land Cruiser won’t dock U.S shores. As far as we know, the new SUV will be made exclusively for the Australian market.
The outgoing Land Cruiser 200 series has been on sale since the 2008 model year, and it made excellent sales numbers. Like before, the forthcoming SUV remains body-on-frame, but it should ride on a new GA-F platform. Toyota recently stated that this platform would reduce total vehicle weight by 440 pounds, with a lower center of gravity.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign
The 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser is a body-on-frame SUV, sitting on the new GA-F platform/ According to Toyota, thanks to a new platform, they managed to reduce total vehicle weight by 440 pounds, with a lower center of gravity. Interestingly, vehicle length, width, and wheelbase remain the same.
However, as for Styling, the latest SUV hasn’t changed too much from the outgoing model. In general, the main difference that we noticed is being large vents that are flanking the grille. Anyway, Toyota equipped the Land Cruiser with a new Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System to improve on-road performance.
Interior Equipment and Safety
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will also receive many new gadgets inside, and best of all, it should offer more comfort thanks to new seats. As before, the upcoming SUV will keep the same seating layout, and it will be available in five- and eight-seat arrangements. The first and second rows are well-cushioned, and we expect generous headroom and legroom. On the other hand, the third row is ideal for small children. The new Cruiser also comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and wireless charging.
Toyota Safety Sense bundle of driver aids comes standard, and the package includes automatic emergency braking and crash avoidance function designed to help the driver steer around obstacles.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser New Engines
From later information, the upcoming 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will introduce some novelties in the engine department. This SUV will be most likely to ditches its traditional V8 powertrain with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The first unit that should power the standard model will use a 3.3-liter turbodiesel that produces 304 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
However, along with this engine, Toyota could introduce a more powerful 3.5-liter gasoline V6 that develops 409 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both engines from many reports will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission using the all-wheel drive as standard.
What is the Price of Land Cruiser Toyota?
The new 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser, besides a much more attractive design, will also introduce many upgrades inside. This SUV comes with an impressive cabin that is modern and comfortable. Anyway, we can expect the new Toyota Land Cruiser to debut sometime next year.
As we said, the forthcoming SUV will basically replace the aging V8 powertrain with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Toyota also confirmed that the Land Cruiser next-generation would not arrive in the U.S. However, about its pricing is still early to discuss, so, stay tuned for more upcoming news.