Rendering: New Toyota Land Cruiser Trades Go-Anywhere Ability for Grocery-Grabbing Looks

Every petrolhead knows by now that there is a new kid on the off-roading block. It comes from Toyota and is a new-generation Land Cruiser. It's been a little over a month since the official unveiling, and even though interested parties will have to wait a bit to get their hands on it, we have already seen it in multiple configurations.
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Photo: Instagram | Kelsonik
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Mind you, we're not only talking about the official versions of the 4x4, but some unofficial ones. You see, the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser has already shown some fake colors, body styles, and all sorts of other amenities in renderings. Yep, the vehicle has become a favorite with the digital illustration squad, which does not seem to have had enough of it.

From the usual off-roading modifications to three-door body styles, which would obviously make it even more affordable, name it, and chances are it has been done. Heck, we've even seen a baby Land Cruiser, which is about the same size as the Yaris Cross. Such a vehicle would inevitably take a swing at the Suzuki Jimny, though only if it features a proper body-on-frame construction, a low-range transmission, long-travel suspension, and other gear that would make it a proper tool off the lit path.

As for one of the latest CGI takes that we came across, it actually trades the go-anywhere ability of the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser for the grocery-getter looks. Bearing the signature of Kelsonik, it made its way to social media recently, and a side-by-side comparison with the original shows what's new. Instead of the silver color and the usual black plastic trim, this one sports a darker hue. Gone are the OEM wheels, as a set of larger alloys with a concave shape, a Y-spoke pattern, and a much larger size has replaced them. The truck also rides closer to the ground, and it's safe to say that it won't do much off-roading in this configuration.

Nonetheless, we reckon that once customers start getting their hands on it, some of them will eventually go for this look. However, they will have to wait until next spring to get down and personal with it, as that's when deliveries will kick off in the United States. The official pricing has yet to be announced, though it has been reported that it could start at roughly $55,000. If correct, then the new Land Cruiser will be approximately $30,000 cheaper than its predecessor, which bid farewell to our market after the 2021 model year. But now it's back, and it is a breath of fresh air in the high-riding segment, as while some similarly-sized vehicles are not able to cope with steep slopes, this Toyota can do it like a champ, albeit with a few mods.

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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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