Toyota has been on a roll in terms of debuting all-new products over the past few months, with the redesigned 2024 Tacoma and the brand new 2024 Grand Highlander being the most recent and notable. One of the more anticipated debuts is the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, however, as the last-gen model was discontinued and replaced with the new J300 in other parts of the world – but not the U.S. – leading many to believe that the long-running, off-road-focused SUV was gone from the states for good. However, the automaker recently teased the all-new, American-bound 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, and now, the retro-themed Ford Bronco rival has been officially revealed.
Sharing much in common with the recently-revealed 2024 Lexus GX, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is quite a bit different than its predecessor, as well as the J300. For starters, it rides on the same TNGA-F global truck platform as much of the rest of the newer Toyota truck and SUV lineup, and it’s smaller than the outgoing model by a total of 1.2 inches in length and 4.4 inches in width.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the new Land Cruiser, however, is that it’s available in three different grades – Land Cruiser 1958, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser First Edition – but the entry-level 1958 and limited production First Edition feature round headlights inspired by older models like the FJ40, while the regular model gets rectangular units reminiscent of the headlights present on the later FJ62 model. Otherwise, both offer up the same sort of boxy, retro SUV styling that has helped make the sixth-gen Bronco such a big hit.
In terms of powertrains, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser gets just one, for now – the i-Force Max hybrid, which consists of a turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder gas engine, a 48 horsepower electric motor integrated into the SUV’s eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.87 kWh NiMH battery pack that combine to generate a total output of 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Underneath, the 2024 Land Cruiser rides on a new double-wishbone front suspension with twin-tube shocks and a multi-link rear suspension with coil springs, and features a full-time four-wheel drive system with a center locking differential and standard rear locking differential.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is slated to start out in the mid-$50k range in terms of pricing, and the new SUV will be produced at the company’s Tahara and Hino plants in Japan with a U.S. launch currently planned for the spring of 2024.