1) No, I wouldn't classify it as an LC, but you can't ignore the lineage. The museum in SLC has these two lined up together for a reason.
2) In true Toyota manufacturing fashion, it shares a lot of engineering with previous/existing platforms. And following trucks evolved from it.
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It's not a Land Cruiser...not even close. FJC is a nice SUV, but LC it is not. Totally unrelated.