This is because Toyota knew that the Land Cruiser fans are satisfied with the general look of the vehicle that is an old, 2006 one. But its fans didn't want it changed. So the Toyota designers did only some mild changes on the outside so the owners will show that this is a new vehicle.
Even though the car had the same shape and, there were some details that showed the differences. First of all, it was the grille, which looks bigger and bolder due to some chromed elements on it. The headlights are completely different and the bumper was mounted higher, to prevent hitting it when off-roading. In the back, the taillights were changed with a new model. But overall, the car looked the same.
Inside, the driver had a new 4.2” TFT screen in the instrument cluster that showed details when the care was in off-road mode. Also, there was a new dashboard with a new infotainment system with a touchscreen and navigation system. In higher trims for the vehicles that featured three seat rows, there was an optional electrically folding/unfolding button to make things easier.
There were two engine options available. A 3.0-liter turbo-diesel and a 4.0-liter V6 gasoline unit. The standard transmission for some markets was a 6-speed manual for the diesel but the V6 came only with a 5-speed automatic, which was also available for the diesel as an option.