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2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed With New Platform, Twin-Turbo V6

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It's more powerful than the old naturally aspirated V8.

[UPDATE] Additional images have been added, including those of the long-rumored GR Sport. In addition, the 3.3-liter diesel's specs have been confirmed. Newly released information includes an impressive weight loss of 441 pounds (200 kilograms) along with a lowered center of gravity. The new platform, weight loss, and more efficient engines will help the Land Cruiser slash CO2 emissions by 10 percent compared to the old LC200.

In some markets, Toyota will sell the new Land Cruiser with a naturally aspirated V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Sales start this summer, but not in the United States where the SUV is being retired.

Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most important SUV launches of the year, the new Toyota Land Cruiser is here. Well, not "here" as in the United States, but certain regions of the world like the Middle East and Russia are welcoming in the hotly anticipated LC300. You've likely seen your fair share of spy shots with undisguised vehicles, and now it's our first official look at the company's flagship SUV.

Some would be tempted to say it's more of a significant facelift of the aging LC200 rather than an all-new model since the exterior styling takes the evolutionary approach. However, the 2022 Land Cruiser has been overhauled by switching to the TNGA platform expected to serve as the foundation for the 2022 Tundra as well.

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Gone is the thirsty 5.7-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine, replaced by a newly developed twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. It pumps out 409 horsepower (305 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. Despite having two fewer cylinders, the pair of turbos help the V6 develop nearly 30 hp more than the V8, while torque is substantially up by almost 80 lb-ft. Thanks to forced induction, you get a lot more oomph in the low rpms as well as better fuel economy.

Only this engine has been announced by Toyota's Russian division, but in some parts of the world, there should also be a 3.3-liter twin-turbodiesel. It's expected to have 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm), although it’s best to wait for some of the company’s other regional branches to confirm the specifications of the new V6 oil-burner.

The gas engine works with a ten-speed automatic transmission and helps the new Land Cruiser reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds, which is a respectable figure given the SUV's weight and size. Fuel economy numbers have not been provided, although a hypothetical US-spec version would definitely fare better than the outgoing model's EPA-certified 14 miles per gallon in the combined cycle.

As far as off-road prowess is concerned, the LC300 carries over the approach angle of 32 degrees from its predecessor. The departure angle can reach 26.5 degrees depending on the version, while ground clearance measures 230 millimeters (9.05 inches). It goes without saying the Land Cruiser comes as standard with four-wheel drive, complete with three differential locks.

The adaptive variable suspension (AVS) is also on the list, and so is an upgraded electronically controlled kinetic dynamic suspension stabilization (E-KDSS) system. Toyota has fitted the next-gen Land Cruiser with a more advanced Multi-Terrain Select system, now featuring Deep Snow and Auto modes, while the Multi-Terrain Monitor system incorporates an underbody camera. A revised Crawl Control system maintains the vehicle's speed while you are off-roading.

The interior has been subjected to massive changes to accommodate a standard nine-inch infotainment or an optional 12.3-inch screen. Owners will benefit from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, wireless smartphone charging, a 360-degree camera, and a head-up display. A powered tailgate will also be available, along with an electrically adjustable steering wheel, air ionizer, and even a fingerprint authentication system.

Toyota's latest Safety Sense array has been implemented in the 2022 Land Cruiser and it includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive high beam.

We will be keeping an eye on other regional Toyota divisions for additional information beyond what the Russian-spec Land Cruiser is getting. We'll update this article accordingly, and hopefully, provide extra images as well.

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32 minutes ago, Thaiyotakamli said:

I rather get palisade looks much more cool

Don't think they are in the same class of vehicle. One is a 7-seat MPV masquarading as an SUV, and the other is a true-blue SUV trying to accommodate 7 pax.

Don't think Aussies would be taking the Palisade into the outbacks, for eg.

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Good Job Toyota.

Did not tweak the look too much.

Still maintain ladder frame chassis

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1 minute ago, Toeknee_33 said:

Don't think they are in the same class of vehicle. One is a 7-seat MPV masquarading as an SUV, and the other is a true-blue SUV trying to accommodate 7 pax.

Don't think Aussies would be taking the Palisade into the outbacks, for eg.

J200 can fit 7 adults comfortably.

Took once in Cameron Highland in off-road terrain.

It is really comfortable.

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3 minutes ago, Toeknee_33 said:

Don't think they are in the same class of vehicle. One is a 7-seat MPV masquarading as an SUV, and the other is a true-blue SUV trying to accommodate 7 pax.

Don't think Aussies would be taking the Palisade into the outbacks, for eg.

Yah eventually those arab or dubai ppl will still buy landcruiser for desert run over palisade

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4 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

Good Job Toyota.

Did not tweak the look too much.

Still maintain ladder frame chassis

You are quite right there that it is still a ladder frame chassis. I had the impression that since it was based on TNGA platform, it would be a monocoque chassis, but I was wrong. Still, they managed to chop 200kg off the vehicle weight despite the car remaining the same size.

Does it mean it is the last remaining mainstream body-on-frame SUV available? I can only think of a Ssangyong Rexton as the other one.

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3.5L v6 I think still manageable in Singapore road tax leh.

Any towkay wanna buy? hahahahah.

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13 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

3.5L v6 I think still manageable in Singapore road tax leh.

Any towkay wanna buy? hahahahah.

The fc ard 5km/l

 

good thing every pump can last u few weeks cos every pump cost $300🤪

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1 hour ago, Thaiyotakamli said:

I rather get palisade looks much more cool

LC is ladder frame off-road king coincidentally with a luxury cabin.

Palisade is a big car with large wheels and large cage to drive 7 pax around shopping malls.

None are really cool.....

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52 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

Good Job Toyota.

Did not tweak the look too much.

Still maintain ladder frame chassis

2 big change:

200kg lighter

V6 Turbo instead of V8 NA

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1 hour ago, Toeknee_33 said:

You are quite right there that it is still a ladder frame chassis. I had the impression that since it was based on TNGA platform, it would be a monocoque chassis, but I was wrong. Still, they managed to chop 200kg off the vehicle weight despite the car remaining the same size.

Does it mean it is the last remaining mainstream body-on-frame SUV available? I can only think of a Ssangyong Rexton as the other one.

Hopefully the same ladder frame chassis will make its way into Hilux.

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32 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

Hopefully the same ladder frame chassis will make its way into Hilux.

Possibly, but more likely would be another smaller TNGA chassis for the Hilux/Fortuner/Innova family of cars. 

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3 minutes ago, Toeknee_33 said:

Possibly, but more likely would be another smaller TNGA chassis for the Hilux/Fortuner/Innova family of cars. 

The entire lineage is running on ladder frame chassis.

Maybe a cheaper version of J300 chassis 

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英雄无用武之地 for those registered here. 

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49 minutes ago, Volvobrick said:

英雄无用武之地 for those registered here. 

I saw a few raptors running around in SG also. So a land cruiser is gonna be fine!

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