The venerable Toyota Land Cruiser is celebrating its seventieth anniversary this 12 months, and what higher technique to mark this occasion than by unveiling the all-new tenth-generation mannequin. The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser continues to be sitting on a modified body-on-frame chassis developed by combining the J200 Sequence platform with Toyota’s new GA-F TNGA structure.
As anticipated, the result’s a 441-pound weight reduction over the outgoing J200 Land Cruiser with a decrease middle of gravity. Toyota additionally tinkered with the burden distribution whereas enhancing the suspension structure to make the truck extra agile and comfy whether or not on or off-road.
However alas, the Land Cruiser’s mighty V8 engine bids goodbye within the tenth-generation mannequin. Instead is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Different markets will obtain a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 motor producing 304 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
Each V6 engines could have a 10-speed automated transmission driving all 4 wheels by way of a full-time four-wheel drivetrain with a two-speed switch case. Toyota claims different markets may even obtain a naturally-aspirated gasoline V6 engine coupled with a six-speed automated gearbox. Each the engine and transmission at the moment are sitting 1.1-inches decrease and a pair of.8-inches additional again to enhance the dealing with and weight distribution.
Beneath, the 2022 Land Cruiser has an up to date unbiased entrance and live-axle rear suspension. Nonetheless, it now has Toyota’s Kinematic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) that disables the anti-roll bars when the going will get powerful. The system also can modify the resistance of the roll bars to permit extra wonderful articulation between the entrance and rear axles.
Additionally new within the tenth-generation Land Cruiser is a Multi-Terrain Monitor that makes use of a digital camera to assist drivers detect obstacles whereas off-roading. In the meantime, the brand new Multi-Terrain Choose system robotically engages the right driving mode based mostly on any given terrain.
Fashion-wise, you wouldn’t mistake the 2022 Land Cruiser for every other giant SUV. The squarish physique proportions stay, however it now has a much bigger entrance grille and higher-mounted headlights and taillights. Toyota shall be providing the most recent Land Cruiser in three totally different facades, together with a GR Sport trim with a blacked-out grille and entrance bumper.
Inside, the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser has a contemporary dashboard with a largish infotainment touchscreen show. And in contrast to the earlier generations, it now has third-row seats that fold flat within the ground. Toyota Security Sense can be normal and contains an up to date pre-collision system that detects pedestrians and cyclists in the course of the day and evening. It additionally will get a brand new Parking Help Brake that acknowledges obstacles in the back and front of the automobile whereas parking or reversing.
The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser will go on sale this summer season. Nevertheless, it gained’t be out there within the U.S. market, making it the primary Toyota in 60 years to not make it stateside. However there’s a glimmer of hope as Toyota intends to carry the next-gen Lexus LX based mostly on the 2022 Land Cruiser.