New Toyota Land Cruiser Leaked, but U.S. Future Unclear

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  • Leaked images have appeared online of a new Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, via

  • This will be the 300-series generation of the off-roader, and it looks to have a more modern exterior.

  • We don't know if this Land Cruiser will make it to the U.S. market, but it's possible the next-gen Lexus LX will be similar.

These leaked images purport to show a new generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV. Appearing on, these photos indicate that the new 300-series model will have a more modern-looking front end but a similar overall shape as the current 200-series SUV. Questions remain about the Land Cruiser's future in the U.S., as the nameplate was discontinued after the 2021 model year and rumors suggest it's unlikely to return—at least in its current positioning.

It's possible that the only version of the next-gen Land Cruiser we get on our shores will be the Lexus-badged version, called the LX. The more luxurious version already outsells its Toyota stablemate in the U.S. and is barely more expensive. We haven't yet seen any spy photos or leaked images of the next-gen LX, but it will surely feature its own distinct exterior styling with Lexus's spindle grille.

Both the 300-series Land Cruiser and the new LX are likely to get new powertrains including the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine found in the Lexus LS and an eventual hybrid derivative. A robust four-wheel-drive system and numerous off-road goodies will surely be included.

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