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Toyota is preparing its long-standing Land Cruiser nameplate for the future, and we're getting a sneak peek with the electrified Se and EPU concepts. While they're not the body-on-frame off-road beasts that currently wear the Land Cruiser badge, they preview how Toyota plans to expand the model line for the "world’s diverse needs."


Se Brings The Land Cruiser Back Onto The Pavement




The Se wouldn't exactly pass for a Land Cruiser at first glance. The road-focused electric crossover features a long, luxurious roofline paired with a low stance. The upright, chunky front end is adorned with razor-thin headlights, a closed-up grille, and a thin strip of black trim with wide "TOYOTA" lettering. Strong fenders and sharp character lines lead us to the back, which continues with the slim lighting elements and features a trendy floating roof design.





Bringing out the measuring tape reveals an overall length of 202.8 inches, with a generous 120.1 inches between the wheels. This makes the Se a whopping 9.1 inches longer than the gas-powered Land Cruiser that was revealed for the U.S. earlier this year, and it's 1.4 inches longer than the Toyota Grand Highlander. Unsurprisingly, Toyota says the concept offers seating for seven.


Powertrains remain a mystery, but Toyota mentioned "high-torque" performance and said that the Se rides on a unibody construction instead of the body-on-frame platform that supports traditional Land Cruisers.


EPU Could Be The Ford Maverick Rival We've Been Waiting For




Toyota has expressed plenty of interest in making a pint-sized pickup, and the EPU concept all but confirms what we've been anticipating. Like the Se, the EPU is built on a road-focused unibody construction, and comes in crew-cab form only.


It measures a compact 199.6 inches, which is similar to the gas-powered Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Its 131.9-inch wheelbase, however, greatly surpasses that of those trucks. As a result, the EPU has impossibly short overhangs, along with a stubby bed.


The EPU's interior adds the typical concept party tricks that the exterior seems to lack, including a yoke-like steering wheel, a pair of floating screens, and an odd shelf on the dashboard.




It shouldn't be too long before we see both of these concepts spawn production versions, though Toyota hasn't confirmed anything yet.


Which of these concepts is your favorite?

Image Credits: Toyota
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Oct 21, 2023
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Toyota Land Cruiser Se And EPU Concepts Foretell A Cool Electric Future

The two concepts will be making their public debut at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show.

Toyota is preparing its long-standing Land Cruiser nameplate for the future, and we're getting a sneak peek with the electrified Se and EPU concepts. While they're not the body-on-frame off-road beasts that currently wear the Land Cruiser badge, they preview how Toyota plans to expand the model line for the "world’s diverse needs."


Se Brings The Land Cruiser Back Onto The Pavement




The Se wouldn't exactly pass for a Land Cruiser at first glance. The road-focused electric crossover features a long, luxurious roofline paired with a low stance. The upright, chunky front end is adorned with razor-thin headlights, a closed-up grille, and a thin strip of black trim with wide "TOYOTA" lettering. Strong fenders and sharp character lines lead us to the back, which continues with the slim lighting elements and features a trendy floating roof design.





Bringing out the measuring tape reveals an overall length of 202.8 inches, with a generous 120.1 inches between the wheels. This makes the Se a whopping 9.1 inches longer than the gas-powered Land Cruiser that was revealed for the U.S. earlier this year, and it's 1.4 inches longer than the Toyota Grand Highlander. Unsurprisingly, Toyota says the concept offers seating for seven.


Powertrains remain a mystery, but Toyota mentioned "high-torque" performance and said that the Se rides on a unibody construction instead of the body-on-frame platform that supports traditional Land Cruisers.


EPU Could Be The Ford Maverick Rival We've Been Waiting For




Toyota has expressed plenty of interest in making a pint-sized pickup, and the EPU concept all but confirms what we've been anticipating. Like the Se, the EPU is built on a road-focused unibody construction, and comes in crew-cab form only.


It measures a compact 199.6 inches, which is similar to the gas-powered Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Its 131.9-inch wheelbase, however, greatly surpasses that of those trucks. As a result, the EPU has impossibly short overhangs, along with a stubby bed.


The EPU's interior adds the typical concept party tricks that the exterior seems to lack, including a yoke-like steering wheel, a pair of floating screens, and an odd shelf on the dashboard.




It shouldn't be too long before we see both of these concepts spawn production versions, though Toyota hasn't confirmed anything yet.


Which of these concepts is your favorite?

Image Credits: Toyota

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Toyota Land Cruiser Se And EPU Concepts Foretell A Cool Electric Future

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