• Jul 20, 2007
Toyota's next-gen Land Crusier 4x4 has been spotted again, this time totally undisguised while out shooting a commercial in a desert landscape. Sharing its design with its almost identical Lexus LX570 twin, the '09 Cruiser sports all-new bodywork, new rear-light clusters, a unique front end with tapered headlights and a prominent grille.

New to the range will be the addition of Toyota's 381hp 5.7L V8 shared with its Lexus counterpart as well as a new 4.5L V8 turbodiesel. One key difference with the new range is the more upscale appearance for the legendary bush-whacker. The interior dons some new features such as the engine starter button, telescopic instrument gauges and plenty of chrome and wood paneling.

The new model also appears much larger than the current version with sculpted flanks and a stretched glasshouse. Look out for the official unveiling at October's Tokyo Auto Show ahead of its sales launch early next year.

Thanks for the tip, HybridX!

[Source: Carschool Forums]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Why hate just don't comment.

      @ phil
      "uh... yeah, I guess land rovers aren't off-road capable."

      Land Rovers are just as capable but they cost about 30k more than this.

      @ l.i.dave
      "Landcruiser is the most capable offroad compared to all other large SUVs."

      Capable at what?

      "The Jeep Commander would own this pig? What are you talking about?"

      Maybe but the Land Cruiser has a better & longer, reliability record than the Commander. I don't mean Jeep just the Commander.

      @ Frank

      "The Outlook and Acadia ....drink gasoline at an incredible rate."

      That's what comment should have been.
        • 7 Years Ago
        $30k more?

        LR3: $49,300
        RR Sport: $58,500
        Range Rover: $77,250
        LR2: $34,700...not direct competition. I just threw it in there for laughs.

        And as for the Commander comparison: The LC has been pretty much the same since 1998...it better have better reliability. And if I am not mistaken (correct if I am wrong) but wasnt the LC included in the whole balljoint debacle?
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nothing to see here but another Toyota bland turdmobile. I love how people go on about this and that 180k miles on my pos..well big deal. There are Ford, GM, and Dodge trucks with 200k, 300k and beyond on the odometer. Toyota may fool Librarians with Camrys, but when it comes to trucks, Toyota might as well give up. The Expedition and Suburban are light years ahead of this thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like GM's version of the big giant sized, not selling, beautifully styled, Pontiac Aztek.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hi iam manjit new toyota land cruieser is good shape regards manjit
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh come on people the terrorists will like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like the outgoing highlander on steroids..

      IMO they took a dump on a pretty storied vehicle..
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah I rather have any GMT 900 rather than this bland SUV.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        @dave:

        Actually, with the exception of the rear jumpseats, the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is closer in size to the TLC than the Commander is (the Unlimited actually has a longer wheelbase than the current TLC). Ironically enough, the new Unlimiteds are the biggest vehicle Jeep currently produces.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather have the Land Cruiser than the POS underpowered gas guzzling pathetic handling Ford Expedition.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have a to agree with Robert on this one. Also, the Expedition has won several comparos against the Tahoe.

        Expedition: $29,245
        Sequoia: $33,160
        Land Cruiser: $56,215
        Tahoe: $34,880

        The Expy is actually bigger than the LC. It offers more room inside when compared to the LC. The only advantage the LC has over the Expy is offroad capability...but how many people take these things offroad? I wanna know why anyone would drop $23k MORE on the LC than the Sequoia. The Sequoia is bigger and looks better.

        This redesign isn't any better than the current LC. The current LC isnt that bad but it screams mid-90s design.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because I'm sure that this beast won't guzzle gas or handle poorly.

        I must note that every test drive of the Expedition has commented on how well it handles compared to other large SUVs. Just thought I'd point that out while you're busy trolling.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm diggin the 1970's chevyvan stripes on the side.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's got that ugly little sort of a butt that the RAV4 has. "Dorky" is the best word for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ugly
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why does that think have stickers on it? yuck.
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