Toyota Land Cruiser – the iconic SUV which was recently discontinued by Toyota in India due to the new emission norms-the BS6. India had the flagship SUV and its affordable sibling – the Land Cruiser Prado on sale. Although it was discontinued in India, the Japanese automaker worked on upgrading the models globally. As reported by CarandBike’s report, Toyota is planning to bring back the iconic SUV to India again! Yes, the Land Cruiser will be back soon in an updated BS6 avatar. In an exclusive interview with the abovementioned entity, Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor mentioned that Toyota will soon be back with a BS6 compliant Land Cruiser.
In the same interview, Mr. Naveen Soni also mentioned that Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most reliable cars produced by them in the world. Mentioning about the Middle East, he pointed out how Land Cruiser has won the hearts of the people due to its reliability. Obviously, one won’t like to be stranded in a desert where the temperature is 47 degrees outside and you don’t have a mechanic nearby! Just to let you know, 33% of the global sales of the Land Cruiser was from the Middle East in 2018.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser | What to Expect?
The Toyota Land Cruiser facelift was recently spotted testing in Japan. It is expected that this generation will be the last generation of the ultimate SUV and will, therefore, come with a ‘Final Edition’ tag. Toyota plans to launch this SUV globally later this year or in early 2021. We can expect this SUV to arrive on the Indian shores anytime in 2021.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser | Specs & Features
Starting from the most important thing, we can expect the upcoming SUV to have a 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine replacing the current 4.5litre V8 which was there in the last generation which used to exist in the BS4 era in India.
Talking about the features and appearance, here’s what the spy shots suggest. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser has got a redesigned mesh grille on the front bumper and boats a thick chrome border and a chrome bar in the centre with the brand logo. The reworked bumper comes with a large air dam and reworked slots for the foglamps which are chrome surrounded too. The headlight units contain a twin-pod LED arrangement. Additionally, Toyota is also offering side steps and a sunroof. Last but not the least, the new set of alloys have a fan blade-like look!
We hope Toyota launches the 2021 Land Cruiser in India shortly after the global launch because there are many people waiting eagerly to experience the ultimate SUV on the Indian roads. Share this good news with all the Toyota Land Cruiser lovers and let them give a reason to rejoice!0