Land Cruisers will arrive in three grade choices: Land Cruiser 1958, Land Cruiser, and the Land Cruiser First Edition, which will be a limited run of 5,000 units. All will have the aforementioned i-FORCE MAX 2.4-liter turbo-four hybrid powertrain with an electric motor, which combine to produce 326 horsepower and 465 pounds-feet of torque. This setup will be paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. Toyota will put a factory trailer hitch on all trims, allowing for a maximum tow rating of 6,000 pounds.
The suspension has been upgraded with a front double wishbone that includes twin-tube shocks and a rear multi-link suspension with coil springs. Look for off-roading to be amplified with the standard center locking differential, an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case, vehicle stability control, and an automatic limited-slip differential. There will also be a front stabilizer bar disconnect with the Land Cruiser and First Edition trims for added flex. The specs will further include a 31.0-degree approach angle and 22.0-degree max departure, with a breakover angle rated at 25.0 degrees. Ground clearance of 8.7 inches plus available high-strength steel skid plates and rock rails will make the new Land Cruiser especially formidable off the asphalt.
The 1958 will put forth an iconic look that includes round LED headlights, a “TOYOTA” heritage grille, a pushed-back A-pillar that creates a boxy profile, and a decreased front overhang for improved off-road approach. It will also get the smart key system with push-button start. The trim known simply as Land Cruiser will have slim rectangular headlights, a Multi-Terrain Select system with monitor, and heated and ventilated SofTex-trimmed seats. The available Premium Package will be offered to add lumbar support to the front seats plus a head-up display, moonroof, and a digital rearview mirror.
Look for the limited-run (5,000 units) First Edition to have a special logo embossed on the door panels, along with rock rails, a roof rack, and heritage LED headlamps. Its other standout amenities will be leather upholstery, wireless device charging, dual USB ports in both the front and rear, side knee pads, and a palm rest at the touchscreen display.
All Land Cruisers are scheduled to have the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system installed. The suite should include pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automated emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane tracing assist, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert, a blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, and proactive driving assist.
The 1958 trim will have an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the Land Cruiser and First Edition move up to a 12.3-inch version with Wi-Fi hotspot access. All trims will receive wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus over-the-air updates. Look for a premium JBL sound system with 14 speakers to be offered for the higher trim grades as well.