We got an early reveal of the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser thanks to a few photos that popped up on the internet. At the time, we only had a few sneak pics of the vehicles parked in a lot and one up-close photo of the SUV being cleaned. This time around, there are more photos of the 300-Series Land Cruiser, and from the looks of it, they’re ready to be shipped out to dealerships around the world.
The latest batch of spy photos appears to be taken in Japan, and they give us a better idea of what the new Land Cruiser looks like. More importantly, it shows us the rear end of the flagship SUV.
Compared to the outgoing model, the rear end of the SUV is flatter. There’s barely any bumper overhang compared to the 200-Series model, which some may or may not like. The taillights are also smaller to match the revised front end.
Possibly the most interesting detail about the Land Cruisers in the photos is their driving orientation. Most, if not all of the units in the photos are in left-hand drive orientation. Considering they were seen in Japan, these models aren’t meant for the local market. Instead, they’re likely headed to Europe or the Middle East. The latter is likely to be the destination considering the Middle East is one of, if not the biggest market for the Land Cruiser.
The various photos also show the Land Cruiser in different trim levels. The entry-level model is the silver unit above, likely the GX. Unlike the others, this one rides on small steel wheels. It also features unpainted door mirrors and a simple-looking bumper. There's no chrome on the grille either. As seen in the trailer photo, it also gets a different rear bumper to match the front end. Interestingly, this silver unit appears to be destined for the Middle East based on the sticker on the rear window.
Another Land Cruiser model that stood out is the one in the photo above. This unit could either be the GX.R or the VX. It features the same bumper as the GX but comes with a chrome overrider. Other noteworthy details include a silver-painted grille, different wheels, and roof racks.
The rest of the Land Cruisers in the photos appear to either be the VX.R or the ZX variant. These feature the extended bumpers and larger wheels we saw before. Rather than having a rugged and utilitarian design, it has a more luxurious look to it. The only variant missing and not seen in the spy photos is the range-topping GR-Sport. However, Toyota might launch it after the 300-Series Land Cruiser debuts.
Despite all the spy photos and leaks, Toyota has remained quiet about the next-generation spy photos. But after this new batch of photos, we’re certain it will debut very soon. Specifically, they look ready to ship out to countries around the world.