By Steve Laser
The Toyota Land Cruiser lineup in Japan includes the flagship 300 Series, the return of an improved iconic 70 series, plus the all-new 250 series, shown in the family photo below.
While the 250 will offer the first Land Cruiser Hybrid powertrain in other markets next year, the thought of an all-electric Land Cruiser seems like a product for the distant future.
At least it did until today, when Toyota released photos and preliminary info about the new Land Cruiser Se, a BEV that’s set to debut next week at the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo.
Toyota said that the Land Cruiser Se offers the high-torque driving performance unique to BEVs, together with an elegant, stylish design. As a three-row SUV, the all-electric model is expected to expand the Land Cruiser’s brand appeal.
Powertrain specs and features have yet to be announced. Toyota did mention that the Land Cruiser Se has a monocoque body that also offers highly responsive handling and confidence in tackling rough terrain.
The Land Cruiser Se is longer, wider, and has a longer wheelbase compared to the 250. While interior views are not yet available, Toyota says that BEV quietness helps create a comfortable cabin space when driving in urban areas and other on-road conditions.
Toyota at the Japan Mobility Show 2023
The theme for Toyota’s exhibit at the first Japan Mobility Show is, “Let’s Change the Future of Cars – Find Your Future.” Display models include:
- Land Cruiser Se BEV
- EPU BEV pickup concept
- FT-3e BEV SUV-type concept
- FT-Se BEV high-performance sports concept
- KAYOIBAKO BEV compact space concept
- IMV 0 BEV mobility solution concept
- Land Hopper three-wheel BEV personal mobility concept
- NEO Steer cockpit concept
The new Japan Mobility Show 2023 replaces, and goes beyond the scope, of the long-running Tokyo Motor Show. General public days are scheduled for Oct. 28 to Nov. 5, at Tokyo Big Sight, in the Ariake district of Koto-ku.
Note: Display models are subject to change without notice
News source and photos courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp.
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