The hotly-rumoured next-generation LandCruiser has been seen street testing, hinting at what we are able to anticipate from the brand new mannequin.

The 2022 Toyota 300 Collection LandCruiser has been caught on digital camera testing in Japan.

It is the primary time the new-generation LandCruiser has been seen out within the open, with many studies out of Japan suggesting Toyota’s common off-road SUV can be formally unveiled halfway by way of 2021.

Whereas these blurry footage from Japanese automotive publication Magazine-X give away little, the 300 Collection seems to function the same daytime-running gentle signature to the present mannequin, complemented with a set of fog-lights sitting beneath.

High and above: The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Collection spied.

The heavy vinyl does its finest to camouflage the automobile, however it’s troublesome to cover the car’s outsized grille – which is even bigger than the current model – and seems to borrow its snout from the American Toyota Tundra pick-up.

This sneak peek suggests the front-end could in actual fact share a really related design to the 2022 Toyota Tundra, which was rendered in November primarily based on leaked photographs.

Final week, CarAdvice reported an finish to orders for the present 200 Collection LandCruiser, with manufacturing because of finish within the coming weeks. That is regardless of a robust 2020 gross sales consequence for the ageing mannequin, which celebrates its 14th birthday this 12 months.

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Above: 2022 Toyota Tundra rendered from leaked photos. Backside: Artist’s impression of what the brand new LandCruiser might seem like.

As first reported in June 2019, the venerable 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 of the 200 Collection is anticipated to be axed for the mannequin’s subsequent technology.

Trade rumours point out a alternative of three powertrains for the 2022 LandCruiser 300 Collection: a 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6, a hybrid model of the petrol V6, and an all-new 3.3-litre turbo diesel V6.

Toyota has remained tight-lipped concerning the upcoming mannequin, however with prototypes present process road-testing in Japan, it will not be too lengthy earlier than the brand new LandCruiser 300 Collection is formally revealed.