Toyota Teases The 2025 Land Cruiser, Confirming Link To The Lexus GX
When Toyota discontinued the Land Cruiser in 2021, many believed that it was the end of an era. Apparently, it was on a brief vacation as the automaker got everyone excited again following the release of a pair of teaser images of the 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser.
The images show a dark silhouette of both the new Toyota Land Cruiser and its predecessor, the FJ40 which dates back to the 1960s. Based on the new SUV’s boxy shape and outline, the public’s first look at the new SUV appears to confirm its relation to its sibling, the Lexus GX.
What Can We Expect With The New Land Cruiser?
While both the new Land Cruiser and Lexus GX appear very similar in terms of size, shape, and design, there are a few noticeable differences. The new Land Cruiser seems to wear a different set of body panels, have a more squared-off front end, and lower-mounted headlights. In the rear, larger retro-styled taillights and a pronounced bumper are design elements that have run consistently throughout the SUV’s DNA.
Where the 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser and the Lexus GX are expected to share similarities lies entirely in the frame. Both SUVs are believed to utilize the TNGA-F body-on-frame structure, which is also the same one used by other models like the Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, and Lexus LX.
Both models are also expected to run on the same twin-turbo 3.4-liter V6 engine that produces 349 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. If there is the potential for a hybrid version of the new SUV, it may feature the same i-Force Max Hybrid V6 engine used by the electrified Toyota Sequoia that generates 437 horsepower and 584 lb-ft of torque.
Toyota, much like the teaser image, described the upcoming Land Cruiser with the short and sweet caption, “With 65 years of heritage, you can choose to slow down or reinvent yourself. We chose the latter.” If the automaker’s campaign is anything like the next-gen Toyota Tacoma, chances are we can expect to see a lot more teasers like this in the future.