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Next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser coming in 2021?

by Ben Hsu

A new Lexus LX could soon follow.

The Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX will have a successor by 2021 and 2022, respectively.

The current chassis that underpins both vehicles, called the 200-series, has been in production since 2007, and Toyota's flagship SUV has grown long in the tooth. According to Motoring.com.au, a source at Toyota confirmed that a 300-series Land Cruiser is being developed, and will hit the market in 2021. The Lexus LX, its more upscale cousin, will arrive in 2022.

The publication hints that we may see a prototype as early as this fall, at the biennial Tokyo Motor Show, which will take place in October. Predicted to make an appearance are a new infotainment system and modern safety technologies, such lane-keeping assistance or even a patented "transparent” A-pillar.

It's not clear what will power the Land Cruiser, but Motoring.com.au speculates that the current 5.7-liter V8 will have to be replaced with something smaller and more environmentally friendly.

Another hint that a new Land Cruiser is impending comes in the form of the Land Cruiser Heritage Edition. Toyota has often created special editions of its Land Cruiser when the model is nearing its expiration date, and that edition is a 2020 model.

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