Toyota
will reveal two vehicles at the opposite ends of the size spectrum during the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The new Land Cruiser will make its world premiere alongside a special CHR concept.
Unfortunately, Toyota is saying very little on what to expect from the new large SUV. But rest assured it will maintain its bodyonframe construction that separates it from the sea of crossovers on the market. “The new Land Cruiser will take you wherever you want to go. And bring you back,” Toyota says cryptically in a press release.
The currentgeneration Land Cruiser debuted for the 2008 model year here in the U.S. As we noted in our most recent review, the model has aged gracefully and continues to impress with its smooth powertrain, controlled ride, and exceptional offroad capability. The SUV features a 5.7liter V8 engine producing 381 hp, enough to go from 060 mph in 6.8 seconds, according to Motor Trend tests.

Toyota will also reveal a CHR design concept vehicle in Frankfurt. Judging from this teaser image, a future CHR model could feature a more aggressive design than the standard version, and possibly increased performance. “Its intention is to emphasize CHRs emotional and powerful look, while hinting at future expansion of Toyotas hybrid powertrain line up within its core models,” the automaker says. Toyota already has ahybrid CHR in global markets, so it will be interesting to find out what the company has up its sleeves with this model, dubbed the CHR HyPower concept.
The new Land Cruiser and CHR concept will drop September 12 just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Source: Toyota

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