2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Three-Door Is Ready for Virtual Rock Climbing

Off-roading enthusiasts have a single vehicle on their minds these days: the new Toyota Land Cruiser. The model was recently unveiled, and it remains a proper tool off the beaten path, sporting modern looks that vary depending on the trim level.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser - Rendering 10 photos
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The round headlamps and heritage grille are the defining traits of the entry-level model, which is known as the 1958. Called the Land Cruiser Land Cruiser, the mid-spec sports rectangular headlights that remind of those on the mid-80s FJ62 and RIGID fog lamps. Capped at 5,000 copies, the First Edition also features round clusters, as well as rock rails, a front skid plate, a roof rack, mudflaps, and others. All grades ride on 18-inch alloys upgradeable to 20-inch sets, with wider designs on the two better-equipped grades.

There are no surprises in the cabin, where the 2024 Land Cruiser offers seating for five, an 8-inch infotainment system, cloth upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, and an AC inverter on the base trim level. The mid-range gets electrically adjustable ventilated front seats, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, and better audio. The premium package boosts the comfort and looks with stuff such as leather upholstery, a head-up display, a moonroof, a digital rearview mirror, and a premium sound system made by JBL.

Based on the same platform as the 'real' Land Cruiser and the Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia, the 2024 Land Cruiser features off-road-oriented tech and gear, the usual safety gizmos, new suspension, electric power steering, a full-time four-wheel drive system, center-locking differential, and a two-speed transfer case. Powering the American model is a 2.4-liter four-pot hybrid with a 1.87 kWh battery pack, developing a combined 326 hp and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. In Western Europe, it'll be offered with a 201 hp 2.8-liter turbodiesel.

You'll have to wait until next spring to get your hands on the 2024 Land Cruiser, as that's when Toyota will launch it stateside, with a starting price of around $55,000. This means that it will be around $30,000 more affordable than the old generation, which left our market after the 2021 model year. And in case you haven't figured it out yet, it will be offered as a five-door. But have you ever wondered what it would look like with two fewer doors?

As you can imagine, this question has been answered by the rendering crowd. In this case, we have sugardesign_1, who rearranged the pixels of the off-roader to make it shorter and delete the rear doors. Between us, this look definitely suits it, and we think it would take a swing at more rivals even better if it was offered in this body style, too. But would you have yours as a three- or a five-door?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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