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April 3, 2024

The all-new Toyota Land Cruiser: a modern master true to its roots

All-new Land Cruiser delivers the model’s traditional strengths of quality, durability and reliability.

Engineered to take the toughest conditions in its stride – the vehicle that will take you anywhere and everywhere, and bring you back, safe and sound.

Strong, purposeful design that draws on Land Cruiser’s heritage styling.

The new body-on-frame Toyota New Global Architecture GA-F platform provides the foundation for significantly increased rigidity and excellent response, ride and handling – on and off-road.

First Land Cruiser to adopt electric power steering and a new disconnecting anti-roll bar system.

Re-engineered 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine with new eight-speed automatic transmission.

48 V mild hybrid electric model to join the range in 2025.

UK model range and pricing to be announced shortly.

The all-new Land Cruiser 250 is the latest generation of a model that across more than 70 years has built an unrivalled reputation for strength, reliability and the ability to cope with the harshest conditions, in all parts of the globe.

The Land Cruiser family has evolved down the years into three parallel series:

The Station Wagon: represented by today’s 300-series, which is available in world regions including Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

The Heavy Duty: the world-famous 70-series which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is available in African, Middle Eastern and Pacific markets.

The Light Duty: the range that includes the all-new 250-series, the principal model for Europe.

The first Light Duty model (also known as the “Prado” in some regions) joined the global Land Cruiser range in 1985. Since that time, its evolution has seen it move closer in character to the more luxurious and larger Land Cruiser 300. Development of the 2024 250-series model has seen a conscious decision to bring the Land Cruiser back to its origins, focusing on its fundamental quality as a practical and affordable vehicle.

Chief Engineer Keita Moritsu explains: “We have changed our perception and believe that this Land Cruiser model should be offered as a practical and affordable off-roader. We resolved that going back to our roots would be core to the Land Cruiser brand going forward.”

The result is an all-new model that offers strong, authentic off-road performance, underpinned by its new GA-F platform and frame; excellent functionality for carrying passengers and cargo; enhanced visibility for the driver; and simplicity, with parts designed to be easy to repair or replace with customised items.

The “back to origins” quality is also evident in the vehicle design, which fuses Land Cruiser heritage with modernity. The robust styling projects reliability, a timeless look and the kind of functional solid quality associated with the best professional tools.

“This is not simply a homage,” says Chief Designer Yoshito Watanabe. “It interprets these elements in a modern design that evokes the essence of Land Cruiser.”


The Land Cruiser was born 72 years ago as the “Toyota BJ”, on 1st August 1951. Shortly afterwards it demonstrated its strength and capabilities by becoming the first vehicle to successfully climb to the sixth station on the slopes of Mount Fuji.

It’s perhaps no surprise that its enduring worldwide reputation has made it one of Toyota’s best-selling models, with 11.3 million sales to date*, across more than 170 countries and regions.

*As of June 2023, cumulative and annual sales volumes include the Lexus LX and Lexus GX models.


The design expresses authentic off-roader performance in a fusion of heritage and modernity
Silhouette and vehicle proportions reference Land Cruiser’s design heritage
Measures adopted to secure an excellent view for the driver, including a bonnet with raised corners and a lowered central section
Powerful frontal design with classic TOYOTA emblem
Body shaped to help avoid damage in harsh conditions; parts designed to be easily replaced
The Interior presents a functional yet high-quality design with a customisable digital instrument display and the latest Toyota multimedia package
Seating for up to seven on board, with generous load space provision


2.8-litre turbodiesel engine with 201bhp/204 DIN hp/150kW, re-engineered for driveability and efficiency
New eight-speed automatic transmission
48V mild hybrid electric model to join the Land Cruiser 250 range during 2025
Permanent all-wheel drive


Handling capabilities designed in to ensure the highest levels of off-road performance
Composed, comfortable and easy to manoeuvre on-road
New GA-F body-on-frame provides essential strength and rigidity
First Land Cruiser to adopt electric power steering
World-first Stabiliser Disconnect Mechanism to unlock front anti-roll bar and gain increased wheel articulation
Multi-Terrain Select and Multi-Terrain Monitor help the driver negotiate challenging conditions


Extensive noise and vibration countermeasures through the vehicle
Focus on comfort with pitch control, new engine mount design and cushion mounts between the body and frame
Comprehensive safety and driver assistance features, including the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense

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