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Toyota Launched the Heritage Edition of its most luxurious SUV on the market. Well, that is the special version of the existing model and the real update will be available soon. According to previous rumors, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series is on the way. Now, the company confirmed some of the speculations about the new generation, but chiefs didn’t want to give any time frame. The new LC will get a new badge 300, which replaces Land Cruiser 200.
Well, we believe that new Series 300 of the luxury SUV are coming next year. But, we still don’t know if it comes for the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser or the 2021 YM. There are other interesting stories about the drivetrain. We could hear from the same rumors that Toyota will team up with Subaru to obtain the flat-six Boxer engine. This now has a sense when spokesmen opened doors of replacing the existing V8 unit. So, some serious changes are happening to the new 2020 Land Cruiser. We can’t wait to see this SUV out.
New Model 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300
For some while, we can read about the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 model. It is the next-gen SUV. But, the Japanese carmaker didn’t step and denied these rumors. That gave us hope the speculations have some foundation in trusted sources. On the other hand, we had no details about the new SUV. During the unveiling of the Land Cruiser Heritage Edition for 2020, chiefs warmed up these stories. They said the next generation is in development. But, no precise release date was unveiled. Also, the new model will carry the new badge, 300. Finally, there is the possibility of replacing the iconic 5.7-liter V8 engine for this longest-serving nameplate for the Japanese carmaker. That will affect a whole lot of other changes.
V6 Engine Replaces V8 – What We Know About It?
This is not the first time we hear engineers will make some radical changes to the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. The partnership between Toyota and Subaru would end up with the new LC that uses Subaru engines. This company is famous for its flat drivetrains, also known as Boxer engines. However, their largest unit is 2.5-liter, while the current Land Cruiser is using a 5.7-liter V8 mill. Whatever you do with the small displacement, it won’t be able to match outputs of the huge engine. So, it is likely that Subaru is going to deliver a new unit.
On the other hand, Toyota can do it without help from the other party. It already offers reliable V6 unit. By turbocharging it, we could see similar numbers for power and torque. On the other hand, LC needs off-road capabilities that V8 is known for. So, there are a lot of choices ahead of Toyota.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
While we are waiting for the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign and the new generation, the company wants to kill some time by launching the Heritage edition. This package brings unique bronze 18-inch wheels and black accents are all over the grille. Chrome surrounds are the update for headlights. Inside the cockpit, you will find bronze stitches on the leather upholstery. Heritage model is not a three-row eight-seat SUV. Only two exterior colors are available for the Heritage Edition of the Land Cruiser.
Land Cruiser Prado and SUVs in the Rest of the World
Land Cruiser is going to be available worldwide. But, the changes we mentioned are coming for the North American market. Versions across the world are different. So, you will find variations of LC in the US, Japan, and Europe/rest of the globe. Also, different kinds of drivetrains are used, as well as the equipment. For example, Land Cruiser in Europe could cost nearly 50 percent of the price you see in the US. One of the versions is Prado, which is a smaller, mid-size SUV. Do not mix it up with the standard model.
The standard 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will keep a three-row layout. This is an eight-seat SUV. Buyers can opt for a seven-seater if they like, by choosing captain’s chairs for the middle row. But, the new generation of the luxury SUV will also get some serious novelties for the infotainment system. Toyota is now using both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, the new generation of the Entune system is on the way, but it is going to be ready for the 2021 season. Land Cruiser could get a piece of the new equipment.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
The price of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser heavily depends on the engine the SUV is going to use. If the company really delivers a V6, we can expect the cost to drop significantly. How much – we can’t tell yet. On the other hand, by adding new features and technologies, LC’s value will become even more luxurious. More will be known when the 300 Series arrive and become official.
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