The Land Cruiser LC300 leaks keep pouring in, prior to a rumoured official premiere of Toyota’s flagship SUV scheduled for May 31 or June 1. The documents originate from the company’s South African branch, and the new papers go into detail regarding the vehicle’s size. At the same time, we have confirmation about the switch to the TNGA-F platform and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The next-generation model will have an overall length of 4,965 millimetres for the GR Sport version and will measure a slightly longer 4,985 mm for the ZX trim level. It stands 1,945 mm tall, representing an increase of 35 mm over its predecessor. The sportiest trim level is slightly wider, at 1,990 mm (1,980 mm for the ZX), while both share a wheelbase measuring 2,850 mm.
By switching to more fuel-efficient V6 engines, Toyota was able to decrease the capacity of the fuel tank by as much as 15 litres to enable better packaging. This change also shaves off weight, further lowered by the adoption of an aluminium roof. The document also reveals ground clearance has remained the same, while the approach and departure angles have also been carried over from the LC200.
The new Land Cruiser will be mechanically related to the recently teased 2022 Tundra as the body-on-frame pickup is also switching to the TNGA-F architecture. The truck could offer the same turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 with 409 bhp and 480 lb-ft as seen in the LC300. As a refresher, Toyota's flagship SUV is also getting a 3.3-litre diesel V6 producing 302 bhp and 516 lb-ft.