The Land Cruiser is one of the longest running names in the market being first released back in 1951 while the current model has been in production since 2007 without any real changes done to it. However, it is now time for this fullsize SUV to receive an update. Despite what rumors have said about it in the last couple of years, the new model is still going to be a body-on-frame SUV which means that the great off-road capabilities of the car will remain unchanged, one of the biggest selling points for it. The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is available in only one trim level, fully equipped for 8 passengers.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser price
The design of the new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser has changed quite a bit over the current model and inside the cabin it seems that there are quite a few new tricks. The release date is likely going to be at the end of 2015. Its price will remain unchanged, meaning that the base and only model comes with MSRp price of $83,825 which is $10,000 more than the 2016 Cadillac Escalade and $20,000 more than the 2015 Infinti QX80. Its seams bit expensive but if we take its equipment into consideration (fully equipped, no options) actually it could be pretty good value for that amount of money.
New Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 specs
Engine wise, not much is going to change under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser and this is mostly because the car will only be around for three years before being replaced altogether with something new. In the US it will make use of the same 5.7 liter naturally aspirated V8 as before, engine which is capable of 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with new 8-speed ECT automatic transmission with sequential shift mode. Its only real drawback is the fuel consumption which is worse than most other cars in its class, and EPA estimated fuel economy is rated at 13/18 mpg (city/hwy).
All wheel drive with lockable differentials with high and low range on the other hand will still be offered as standard which is one of the best parts of this car because with the help of its massively powerful engine and standard all wheel drive system, the Land Cruiser can go where most others can’t. With standard trailing package the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser towing capacity is 8,500 pounds which should be too much for new Toyota full-size SUV because it has 90% of max torque at just 2,200 rpm.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign
The design of the new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to be the biggest change from the current generation and this is because the entire front end of the car will be redesigned. The headlights will now be integrated into the new massive grille which will span across the entire width of the car with the help of two-wing-like design. Under the grille there is going to be a chrome protection integrated in the bumper which will bear the car’s name. The back will also see a few updates such as all new LED tail lights as well as a new bumper and similar chrome inserts to the one in the front.
Interior of the new Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 has a similar design to its predecessor but with newer equipment which could make it friendlier with its passengers. Now it comes available in new version, with space for eight passengers and fully equipped without any additional equipment. It now includes Toyota Safety Sense-P which combines couple safety features like Frontal Collision Avoidance, Frontal Collision Mitigation, Auto High Beams, Lane Departure Warning and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. It also feature 4-zone automatic climate control, Multi-Information display, leather upholstery, Smart-Key keyless entry, anti-theft security system, power moonroof, and much more.
More info on official Toyota site.