Toyota Land Cruiser Se and EPU: offroad from the future

The Toyota Land Cruiser Se Concept is aiming to be one of the brand’s highlights at the Tokyo Motor Show with a focus on the future. Just like the FT-3e SUV and the sporty FT-Se. The latest generation of the Land Cruiser is fresh off the announcement and is preparing for a global launch, and with the Se Concept, here’s a glimpse into the electric vision.

Toyota Land Cruiser Se Concept Features

The interpretation of style is notable, thanks to a well-crafted and imposing front end. Could this be the face of Toyota’s electric vehicles in the coming years? Certainly, its appeal is at a high level when compared to the debut offerings in the electric field.

Toyota Land Cruiser Se

It measures 5.15 meters in length with a wheelbase of 3.05 meters, and the electric modular architecture shapes a unibody off-road vehicle with 7 seats in 3 rows. The height reaches 1.70 meters. It’s significant but not excessive.

Toyota Land Cruiser Se

Among the series of concepts that Toyota will present at the Japan Mobility Show, there’s a common theme in design that points toward a new direction for their future models. Clean and sharp lines, angular sheet metal matched with more sculpted volumes. It’s a vision of design elements that, when translated to the road, would radically rejuvenate their design language.

Toyota EPU, or an electric Hilux

From off-road SUV to a pickup truck derivative, Toyota EPU embodies the future of the electric Hilux. However, envisioning a complete transition to zero emissions is more complex. Former Group President Akio Toyoda emphasized in recent years that electrification, especially in certain regions and for specific products (like pickups), presents a massive challenge that’s difficult to achieve, primarily tied to charging infrastructure, of course.

Toyota Land Cruiser Se

With the EPU, there’s a return to a pleasing design for a concept with a length of 5.07 meters and a substantial wheelbase of 3.35 meters. The double-cabin configuration allows for a bed with an extendable loading platform through the sliding of the floor and tailgate beyond the bumper. Inside the electric pickup, sustainable materials are used, and it confirms what was announced earlier by Toyota FT-Se: a different organization of the human-machine interface, with the infotainment touchscreen and digital instrumentation arranged on different planes, both without frames.

Toyota Land Cruiser Se

Noteworthy is the panel with the gear selection modes grouped and installed on the infotainment housing. The steering wheel, with steer-by-wire technology already known for its development, is also striking, and Toyota and Lexus have plans to introduce it to the market in the coming years.

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