After so many years, the iconic off-roader has finally been redesigned. The 2022 model came completely new and now looks and feels better than ever. The new model brings novelties and improvements in every aspect and, therefore, it’s easy to presume that the next year’s 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will carry on without more important updates. We expect to see a familiar design, though minor updates are always possible, in terms of new standard and features, new color options and similar things.
However, the overall layout will remain the same. You may count on an excellent off-roader, which comes with a full load of standard and available off-road equipment. At this same time, this is a super-luxurious SUV, with a high-quality interior, refined powertrain and excellent ride quality.
As there are no significant changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Design
The 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will represent the second production year of the current generation and, therefore, we are pretty sure it won’t bring any notable change. Instead, we count on the same design, which is now based on the company’s new TNGA-F platform. Most dimensions remained the same as in the previous generation, including the wheelbase, approach and departure angles etc. However, the new model is significantly lighter and also comes with improved structural rigidity.
The new generation comes with the updated adaptive variable suspension, which provides even better ride quality. The on-road ride quality is smoother than ever, while the off-road performance has been improved even more. All models come standard with four-wheel drive, center locking differential, hill descent control, selectable drive modes, terrain camera view and many other off-road features. The GR trim offers even more, including front and rear locking differentials, additional off-road modes and a full load of exclusive styling details.
On the inside, the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will continue in the same way, with a super-luxurious cabin. The new dashboard looks very modern, as it utilizes high-quality materials and offers excellent build quality. Furthermore, there is a generous list of tech features, including a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. The instrument cluster combines digital and analog elements, and such a combination looks very elegant.
As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation features pretty much the same dimensions as the previous model. In order to retain excellent off-road performances, the new model also features a relatively modest wheelbase for its segment and as a result, the third row of seats is very tight, while the cargo area isn’t impressive either. On the other hand, the first two rows are spacious and comfortable. The front seats are massive and very supportive, while the driving position is excellent.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Engines
The recent redesign also brought a completely new powertrain lineup. The V8 units were replaced with smaller and more efficient V6 engines. In markets like Australia, the main offer is a new 3.3-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 304 horsepower (227kW) and 700 Nm of torque. On the other hand, there is also a new 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol unit. This one is good for about 409 horsepower, and provides some pretty respectable performance. Both engines come coupled with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which works excellent.
In some parts of the world, you can also find a good-old 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine, with a max output of around 270 horsepower. That engine comes in pair with an older-generation 6-speed automatic.
Finally, some sources speculate about the new 2.4-liter turbo-four with 275 horsepower. Allegedly, this engine could come in some markets as the base choice. The officials are still quiet on this.
Although certain novelties in this aspect are always possible, we are petty sure that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with goodies like a 12.3-infotainment screen, 7-inch instrument cluster digital screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10-speaker audio system, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, quad-zone climate control, wireless charging, head-up display and many more.
Considering that the list of standard equipment is very long, there aren’t many features left to be offered as options. Still, you can get goodies like a sunroof, memory seats, heated and ventilated second-row seats, a center cool box, power tailgate, sunroof etc.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser on sale sometime in the last quarter of the year, without bigger price changes. The current model starts at around AU$127,990 in Australia, while versions for the Middle East usually start at around AED 230.000. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover Defender etc.