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The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser has yet to make its formal debut, but that hasn't stopped Toyota's Honduran arm from jumping the gun and publishing the official photos of the big SUV. Corporación Flores, which we assume to be the automaker's importer in the country, has posted a flash gallery showing the truck inside and out under a "Nuevo Productos" banner on the homepage.The mothership in Aichi must be very, very pleased. We've collected and arranged the photos for you in a gallery of our own. The truck is predictably similar to the '08 Lexus LX570, with which it shares its Tundra-sourced 5.7L V8, its general exterior appearance, its interior design, and... wait, that's everything. We'll go out on a limb and predict that those funky tribal tattoo graphics you see above won't make the transition to US market trucks, though.

Thanks for the tip, Allan!

[Source: Toyota Honduras/Corporación Flores]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm very impressed.... if you look real close to the truck speeding across the sand, you'll see that there is no driver. I thought that Toyota reserved special features like auto pilot for the Lexus brand. Perhaps the tribal body tattoo will be available through TRD. Did you ever want to deface someones TRD toyota truck by going to the hardware store and purchasing a stick on lower case letter "u" and putting it between the "T" and the "R" so it would look like they are driving the TuRD edition?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Could I have some BIGGER headlights, please! Oh my gosh! Their HUGE!
        • 7 Years Ago
        have you seen the headlights on the Navigator
        How about the full length tailights?


        this thing is ugly, but when it comes to having a vehicle that can handle Sahara and the Arctics this would be the 1st choice for any expedition

        But, that doesn't mean it's not ugly
        Slice
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seriously, I've seen less glass at a solar power plant.
      • 7 Years Ago
      IT LOOKS BETTER THAN THE OLD LC BUT THE MOST
      IMPORTANT IS TO BE A REAL LC.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitely no threat to any large SUV, thats for sure!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That really is hideous. It looks just like an over inflated Highlander which looks just like an over inflated RAV4. I understand the idea of having brand identity across models but vehicles shouldn't just look like small, medium and large sizes of the same design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe you guys are all right, but since when has the Land Cruiser EVER been a hot SUV? I thought so.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No way, man. My 92 Land Cruiser was hot back in the day. The styling hasn't changed much since then, but I think it's done on purpose for brand recognition in markets outside the US.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it, must have horrible taste. Oh well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      krystof,

      the landrover probably has the unintended acceleration feature that is plaguing the prius and Lexus ES350 currently lmao..
        • 7 Years Ago
        Aaron- much more ha-ha effect if you call it Landcruiser.

        In recent years the LX has outsold the 'Cruiser 2:1 in the US. There really isn't much of a point to here. For much of the world, it continues to be what you hop into when the going gets tough.

        Not pretty... Too bad we can't get the new 70Series Wagon here :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Listen, these photos are taken in Dubai, Burj Dubai the tallest tower in the world under construction is shown in the middle photo. I can't understand how Honduras is related.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ummm, because Toyota Honduras released the official photos. You know, like the post says. Reading FTW.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Todd- 1997 was the last year for:

      1. Front/Center/Rear difflocks
      2. Inline 6 motor and unique tranny
      3. Solid axles front and rear
      4. Distinctive body style

      So I'd say that was the last year of the real Landcruiser before it turned into an fashion accessory for soccer moms.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think Toyota's long term plan is to hire sales reps right out of Wendy's. Picture this someone walks into a Toyota showroon, wanting a SUV. At the check out counter all the sales rep has to do is ask "would you like to biggie size your order for just $20,000 more" lol.

      I know the Land Cruiser in other parts of the world is used as a real off roader and comes in various configurations that allow it to be sold as fairly descently priced SUVs. In the US it has been restricted as an uptrim model. I would hope Toyata keeps it out of the US market as it is just too close to the Lexus model and the only thing different is the badge and the service center you take it too.

      Given they already have the Sequoia it would make sense not to bring it to the US and keep the Lexus brand equity up by not having a similar looking Toyota in the mkt.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You joke but I see that happening. Look at all the different auto companies now that have cars that are essentially Small, Medium and Large copies of each other.

        At first glance an A4 doesn't look all that different then an A6 unless you have a good profile shot to see the wheelbase difference. The same can be said of the A8.

        Merc is like that with the C, E and S Class now that the new C-class is on the way out with the S-Class styling.

        BMW has actually done a fairly good job of differentiating the 3 and 5 series from the 7 series just by making each larger car progressively more ugly. Of course they screwed it up with the X5 and X3 cause you can't tell them apart anymore.

        The list goes on and on.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe you work on commission for Lexus - that's what they would just love
        We have just moved to Canada and are really pissed that Toyota Canada stopped importing Landcruisers in 1996 - just so Lexus can sell their overpriced versions - am looking to go to US to bring one back to Canada.
        The Sequoia is not a real Landcruiser and you guys should remember that in most of the rest of the world Landcruisers are THE 4WD - King off the road is slogan Toyota uses. Far better than the rubbish we have available here with part time 4WD with no LSD etc (like the F150 I own)

        We still own a 2000 100 series Landcruiser back in Australia and have towed an 8t Cattle truck out when it got bogged on our loading ramp - yes we use it for real off road stuff on our farms

        What a pity that you can't get a real Landcruiser diesel in North America - it has real grunt and will go forever and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to run unlike the petrol version.

        Our last Landcruiser died of old age and rust - it was a 1977 Fj55 - much loved farm vehcile but in terms of off road capacity the newer 100 Series has it all over it - except in scrub/lantana bashing where I wouldn't take the newer vehicle.

        And yes I am a Landcruiser fan - have owned two in Australia and wish to own another one here in Canada
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, I think the small/medium/large copies of vehicles is kind of a bad side-effect of companies' attempts at establishing their identity by having consistent "signature" styling cues that can be recognized from a mile away. That's gotta be a pretty hard thing to do right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe you work on commission for Lexus - that's what they would just love to do to the Landcruiser

      We have just moved to Canada and are really pissed off that Toyota Canada stopped importing Landcruisers in 1996 - just so Lexus can sell their overpriced versions - am looking to go to US to bring a Landcruiser back to Canada.

      The Sequoia is not a real Landcruiser and you guys should remember that in most of the rest of the world Landcruisers are THE 4WD - King off the road is slogan Toyota uses. Far better than the rubbish we have available here with part time 4WD with no LSD etc (like the F150 I own)

      We still own a 2000 100 series Landcruiser back in Australia and have towed an 8t Cattle truck out when it got bogged on our loading ramp - yes we use it for real off road stuff on our farms

      What a pity that you can't get a real Landcruiser diesel in North America - it has real grunt and will go forever and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to run unlike the petrol version.

      Our last Landcruiser died of old age and rust - it was a
      1977 Fj55 - much loved farm vehcile but in terms of off road capacity the newer 100 Series has it all over it - except in scrub/lantana bashing where I wouldn't take the newer vehicle.

      And yes I am a Landcruiser fan - have owned two in Australia and wish to own another one here in Canada
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