The legendary off-roader was finally redesigned last year and that overhaul brought so many novelties. The new model is better in every aspect and considering all the changes, it makes perfect sense to see the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser without more important updates. That will probably happen but there is also a chance to see a new powertrain option on the offer. Allegedly, the company could offer a hybrid powertrain in certain markets. Other than that, things will remain the same.
Therefore, the overall layout will remain the same. You may count on a luxurious SUV that offers a fantastic balance between off-road performances and smooth on-road ride. We also like the new interior, which looks very attractive and features excellent build quality. Finally, there is a generous powertrain offer, which could be expanded even more with the 2023 model.
However, the new powertrain probably won’t affect the release date, so the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Design
The recent redesign came after so many years, so it’s no wonder that the number of changes was so big. The new generation has improved in every aspect, which indicates no bigger changes for the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser. We count on the same design that was introduced last year, based on the new TNGA-F platform.
Compared to the previous generation, the new model features a new suspension setup, which ensures a much smoother ride. The Land Cruiser feels fantastic on the road but the off-road ride is still its main thing. That’s no wonder if we consider all the features that come with this SUV. Even the most basic versions come with things like standard four-wheel drive, locking center differential, hill descent control, and various traction modes. Also, the GR Sport is available in many markets, with additional off-road features, such as front and rear locking differentials, special off-road modes, upgraded suspension and unique styling details.
On the inside, the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will continue in the same way. We really like the new dashboard design, which combines super-fine materials with attractive aesthetics. Of course, there is also a full load of tech features, which makes the cabin look even better. Most importantly, the build quality is excellent.
Although classified as a full-size SUV, the Land Cruiser features smaller dimensions compared to rivals like Nissan Patrol or Range Rover. The wheelbase is notably shorter and while that brings benefits in terms of off-roading, it’s a limiting factor when it comes to interior space. Therefore, the third row feels a little bit tight, while the cargo area isn’t particularly generous either. On the other hand, the front seats are spacious and comfortable, while the second row also accommodates adults with ease.
Additions to the list of standard and available equipment are always possible but we don’t believe that too many things could change in the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser. Therefore, base models should come with goodies like a 12.3-infotainment screen, a 7-inch instrument cluster digital screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 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.
Among upgrades, expect to find features like a sunroof, memory seats, heated and ventilated second-row seats, a center console cool box, power tailgate.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Engines
We’ve just mentioned the possibility to see a hybrid powertrain in some markets. If that’s about to happen, then we presume that the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid would use the same system as the new Sequoia. That would mean a pretty capable setup that’s based on a turbo V6 engine, which puts out 437 horsepower. The system would come coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The rest of the engine lineup would remain the same. Therefore, most models will come with the new 3.4-liter turbo V6, which puts out around 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. In markets like Australia, you can also get a version with the new 3.3-liter turbodiesel V6, which features a max output of 304 horsepower (225kW) and 700Nm of torque. Both units come with a 10-speed automatic.
In some parts of the world, Toyota still offers a good-old 4.0-liter V6 with 275 horsepower. In this case, the Land Cruiser uses an older-generation 6-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The price largely depends on the market. For example, the Australian model currently starts slightly under 130.000 dollars, while models for the Middle East go around AED 230.000.