With roots that day back some six and a half decades, Toyota’s Land Cruiser platform is nothing short of legendary, with an ever more modern and refined take on the SUV with each new iteration. After taking the vehicle off of the market in 2021, the Japanese firm has now revealed that it will soon be reviving the nameplate with the upcoming 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser. And, while the company has yet to announce any hard information or specs, it has treated us to our very first glimpse of this next-gen SUV in the form of the Land Cruiser’s shadowy silhouette set alongside an original ‘60s era FJ40.
Though the marque has yet to confirm it, the images that Toyota has revealed very much suggest that the upcoming Land Cruiser will be based on the exact same platform as the freshly unveiled 2024 Lexus GX. This notion becomes abundantly clear when viewing the silhouette in the teaser image alongside a profile shot of Lexus’ all-new GX. What this means is that the 2025 Land Cruiser will be built atop Toyota’s TNGA-Frame platform, with this body-on-frame model sporting a double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link solid-axle setup in the rear.
It’s also suspected that the GX’s twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 will come under the hood of the forthcoming Land Cruiser — probably as a standard option too. Appearing to also be noticeably smaller than Toyota’s international J300 model, the 2025 Land Cruiser will almost certainly be produced in several off-road-leaning trim levels, including a TRD Pro version, and possibly a Land Cruiser equivalent to the GX’s Overtrail trim level. We also expect different versions and trim levels of the SUV to be offered in different markets and regions.
Thus far, Toyota has yet to reveal any information or specifics on the forthcoming SUV, though we anticipate additional intel and details to trickle out over the coming months ahead of the 2025 Land Cruiser’s eventual reveal.