Toyota teases new Land Cruiser with classic FJ62 design cues [UPDATE]

Once more, Toyota stirs excitement for its upcoming Land Cruiser by releasing another teaser with nostalgic touches. Thankfully, this time, they reveal a close-cropped view of the front fascia and other intriguing details, abandoning the silhouettes.

Seen next to a Land Cruiser FJ62, it’s evident that the upcoming model (expected for the 2025 model year) draws inspiration from its 1980s predecessor. The rectangular headlight arrangement flanks an egg-crate grille, with the “TOYOTA” script replacing the oval brand emblem at the center.

The charmingly blocky front fenders evoke a nostalgic feel, while the hood wrapping down onto the bodysides adds a distinctly modern touch.

While the chunky front bumper deviates from the retro theme, it’s a necessary adaptation to meet modern crash standards.

Incorporating a thick, contrast-color center section, the new Land Cruiser showcases its front bumper design. Although Toyota hasn’t disclosed many details about the lower front end, it appears that the bumper is positioned at a reasonable height, ensuring excellent approach angles for off-road prowess.

Additionally, a skid plate is visible, peeking out from the middle, adding to its off-road capabilities.

The teaser provides a clear differentiation between the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus GX. As observed in the previous teaser, the Land Cruiser’s upkicked beltline and upright windshield strongly suggest a shared platform and body structure with the Lexus GX.

However, the Toyota’s blockier front end, in contrast to the angular headlights and spindle-motif grille on the Lexus, is more aptly tailored to its intended audience.

For comprehensive information such as dimensions and powertrain specifications, we’ll have to exercise patience until Toyota unveils the 2025 Land Cruiser entirely.

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However, we can look to its GX counterpart for some insights. The GX features a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 engine, generating an admirable 349 horsepower and an even more impressive 479 lb-ft of torque.

It comes equipped with full-time four-wheel drive, a Torsen center differential, and a selectable low range, ideal for navigating challenging rock-crawling terrains.

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