• Jun 28, 2007
We've all been on the edge of our seats since the Lexus LX 570 dropped its (XXL) wraps at the New York auto show, waiting to see how its lesser cousin, the Land Cruiser has turned out. Well, no, we haven't, but Jalopnik has spilled the beans on the newest Bruiser from Toyota. None of Toyota's trucks are what some might consider "attractive," and this latest Cruiser looks like a Highlander with gigantism.
From what we can see, the interior is sufficiently luxed-up to keep you air conditioned, leather swaddled, and your $5 coffee-style confectionary swilling till your heart's content. This is the interior that should have gone into the Tundra -- all woodgrain, contrasty and dressed up. The LC's have always had a level of offroad prowess, and this latest revision of the breed will likely be able to head into the softwoods with the proper tires, but we doubt most Land Cruiser consumers will exploit its off-road ability. Since these things are going to be used like station wagons, it's what's inside that counts and this'll be just the thing for riding bumpers and making smaller cars wet themselves from intimidation.

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one boring hunk of metal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      can sombody say for the lexus umm navigator rear and the from the front suzuki xl7
      • 7 Years Ago
      Exterior of Lexus LX 570 --> Not bad

      Exterior of Toyota Land Cruiser --> Very bad (as in, not good). . . what unreasonable person/committee designed this thing and actually thought people would like it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, for Chrissakes toyota. Bring the 70-series over from Oz with a diesel and stop selling us this tarted up mall-cruiser crap. I drive a 40 to work 50% of the time (split with an e30, and no, the new 1-series is no e30) and on the weekends, and the notion that this thing is a Landcruiser is laughable.

      Why hasn't anyone challenged Jeep in the for-real 4x4 segment? Landrover? Toyota? Hell, Nissan?

      Anyone?

      Cheers,
      prat
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone else see hyundai in that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll take a Tahoe or Yukon anyday over this piece of warmed-over crapola. Yay America!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That interior looks kinda cheap, in terms of styling, IMO




      • 7 Years Ago
      The current Land Cruiser has been around for so long, I would have thought Toyota would have done something a bit more exciting. I was pleased with the Lexus, but this is quite boring.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The current LC is a terrific vehicle though a bit outdated compared to competitors (though I'd never consider a competitor as I do use the vehicle off-road). The only reason I'd be interested in upgrading is new (or more accurately "up-to-date") features, more power and better efficiency. But unfortunately - based on these photo's - the only good thing I can say about his new design is that I won't have to look at it when I'm driving!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The vehicle is terrible looking and it's apparent that Toyota has decided to use the same styling on all its SUVs, just different sizes. nice interior, ugly exterior in typical Toyota fasion.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats it? I know bulgy head/taillights are the in thing lately but thats ridiculous. First it was making the longest most unnecessary lights to the bulgiest. They really have no clue. Guess that matches the buyers perfectly!
      • 7 Years Ago
      As soon as I get my Touareg out of the shop, I'm trading it in for one of these. The Land Bruiser is #1 in reliability. The Touareg is fun to drive, but it's reliability is lousy.

      At this point, I don't really care much about how it looks, as long as I gets me around.
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