At the very end of the 2024 Land Cruiser presentation held in early August, Toyota showed two shadowy silhouettes of unknown SUVs. One of them was a small boxy vehicle that looked an awful lot like how we’d imagine an FJ Cruiser revival. A couple of weeks later, a trademark was filed in Japan for the “Land Hopper” moniker, suggesting a name has been chosen for the compact off-roader. A new report suggests the box on wheels is coming soon.
Japan’s Best Car magazine claims a decision has been made to launch a smaller Land Cruiser positioned below the 250 and 300 models. It’s said to take after the former in terms of styling and have roughly the same size as a Corolla Cross. For reference, the compact crossover is 176.1 inches long, 71.9 inches wide, and 64.9 inches tall. While the Corolla Cross has a unibody construction, the Land Hopper is said to be more rugged by riding on a body-on-frame platform by using a shortened GA-F architecture borrowed from the 250 and 300.

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