There’s no denying the popularity of the Toyota Land Cruiser in the Philippines. Its combination of durability, reliability, off-road capability, and at least with the newer models, the amount of luxury it offers, makes it a popular option among upper-class families and most especially, politicians. Consider us surprised then that the all-new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser, which has just made its global debut last June, has already made its way into the Philippines.
These photos come courtesy of Ef, which were posted at a popular Facebook group called Interesting Car Spotting PH. The Land Cruiser we’re seeing here are the top-of-the-line variants, with its aero bumpers with a U-shaped lower grille, 20-inch wheels, full LED lighting, just to name a few.
Dimensionally, the all-new Land Cruiser is the same in every measure as the previous model, which means this new model measures 4,990 mm long, 1,980 mm wide, 1,865 mm tall, with a 2,850 mm wheelbase. The approach and departure angles are also the same, which are 32 degrees and 24 degrees, respectively.
Expect the Philippine market 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser to be sold in two variants, with the top-of-the-line model featuring stuff like a large center touch screen, a JBL sound system, wireless charging, sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, just to name a few.
Underpinning the all-new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is a new GA-F platform, which is an adaptation of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) but for body-on-frame vehicles. The resulting body is much more rigid and is lighter by 200 kg.
The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser that will be sold in the Philippines will most likely be powered by a new 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that produces 309 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated solely to a 10-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels.
We also expect the Philippine-market Toyota Land Cruiser to come with Toyota Safety Sense, which is the brand’s suite of advanced driver-assist systems. These features include the usual radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and blind spot warning.
Considering that the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is already here in the country, we can safely expect the Japanese automaker to formally launch this vehicle before the year ends. Prices and specifications are still unknown at this point, but at least we now know that a fully-loaded variant will definitely be sold in our country.