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Shorter Three-Door 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Dreams of Fighting Tiny Broncos and Wranglers

As per tradition, Toyota is the world's largest automotive manufacturer, and in 2023, the company destroyed the second-placed VW AG with 11.23 million vehicles instead of 9.24 million deliveries.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 3-door rendering by AutoYa 35 photos
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In fact, the namesake brand and Lexus could have alone taken down Volkswagen and its many subsidiaries because the two marques sold a whopping 10.3 million units together! However, it's not all roses and daffodils because in the United States – one of the most important markets for the company – it was narrowly beaten by the largest of the Big Detroit Three.

General Motors sold 2.6 million vehicles, and Toyota only achieved 2.24 million sales despite its tidal wave of model introductions. Of course, some of them will only count towards the charts this year, including the 2024 Tacoma i-Force Max, the 2024 Land Cruiser, or the 2025 Camry plus the 2025 Crown Signia crossover SUV. Thus, perhaps Toyota should hedge its bets even further and bring even more options for eager customers to the market.

Back in August last year, for example, when Toyota premiered the 2024 Land Cruiser (twinned with the new GX) across all markets and regions, there was also a hint about two new, slightly related vehicles. One proved to be the Land Cruiser Se all-electric battery-powered concept that was revealed during the Japan Mobility Show (formerly known as the Tokyo Motor Show for almost seven decades). The other, sadly, remains an unknown.

Of course, that has invited a lot of speculation from across the rumor mill and the imaginative realm of digital car content creators. Some believed this was the trademarked 'Land Hopper,' but that proved to be just another mobility concept. Others thought it was the hint for a 'baby' Land Cruiser acting as a body-on-frame counterpart to the RAV4 and challenging off-road-focused CUVs like the Ford Bronco Sport. But there are also folks who like to keep it simple, even in CGI.

For example, the good folks over at the AutoYa info channel on YouTube have logically imagined the CGI looks of the short-wheelbase option for the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. This model is rooted deeply in the series' tradition, so it wouldn't come as a surprise. It's also something Toyota needs to fight off the three-door Jeep Wrangler and two-door Ford Bronco foes, as the 4Runner is not offered with a shorter derivative.

Even better, the channel's resident pixel master spares no effort to make a case for the three-door 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser – we get to see the hypothetical SUV from the front and sides, compared with the normal five-door version, and inside the cockpit. Additionally, it also features a massive compilation of exterior colors, both normal ones and dual-tone – and we even catch a glimpse of a wacky yellow-and-black interior that would certainly look great as Wolverine's ride in Deadpool 3 as it's not too far off from the iconic character's dark blue and yellow costume.

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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