This is the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series long before you were meant to see it.
Images of a camouflaged development mule were taken in Russia and published by autospot, which claims it had a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol unit under the bonnet.
If that unit sounds familiar, it’s because it currently motivates the Lexus LS500 upper-large sedan, in which it develops 310kW of power and 600Nm of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
As reported, other engine options will also be available in the LandCruiser 300 Series, including a 3.3-litre turbo six-cylinder diesel and a hybrid version of the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol, as seen in the Lexus LS500h upper-large sedan.
Aside from exposed four-segment LED headlights, the images themselves show the vinyl-wrapped LandCruiser 300 Series’ large grille with a four-slot insert as well as its familiarly squared rear end with slim horizontal tail-lights.
Inside, the LandCruiser 300 Series’ interior is undisguised, with a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system ‘floating’ above a button-heavy centre stack that operates a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, and climate control.
In front of the driver is a larger multifunction display, which is sandwiched between a traditional tachometer and speedometer, and ahead of a new steering wheel with buttons for lane support and adaptive cruise control systems, among others.
While an electric park brake is now on hand, a gear selector remains alongside buttons, a knob and a switch for the various drive modes, differentials and four-wheel-drive set-ups. To their side is a wireless smartphone charger.
autospot claims the LandCruiser 300 Series has a fingerprint scanner built into its push-button start, meaning it will be able to identify different drivers and automatically adjust to their preferences.
The LandCruiser 300 Series was most recently rumoured to be officially revealed in September, with an Australian launch set to occur soon afterwards. A sporty-looking GR Sport grade is even mooted to be available for the first time.