The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser comes from a series that has never played by the rules they didn’t set themselves. Year after year, the car gets tougher and more aggressive-looking, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Apart from an upgraded engine and even more impressive off-road capabilities, it brings the old Toyota package we all know and love.
Exterior of brand new Land Cruiser
On the outside, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser features relatively few design changes, despite the fact that materials have changed a great deal over the years. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to tell an older model from a newer one, under the right circumstances and at first glance. Of course, until they see the new grille, lights and compare the bumpers and the rear tailgates, of course.
The new grille boasts the same old chrome vibe as with the previous models, and when it comes to lights, LEDs are the norm. There are several bulges that have remained from the previous models, designed to reminisce of actual muscles, giving off a strong vibe through and through.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
On the inside, there is a redesigned dashboard and a new Entune infotainment system (navigation optional but highly recommended), which are the first two changes to stick out. The upholstery materials are also top notch, and wood finish is amazing. Especially the wood elements on the new steering wheel. Apart from those, safety features have also been brought up to speed. Add to it the adjustable seats and extra indoor and cargo space and we probably have a winning formula for a great vehicle for any occasion. The color options have also been updated. The air conditioning is better than ever, with air vents placed strategically throughout the cabin. Naturally, the third row seats are not meant for adults although the second row is quite spacious by comparison.
Engine of new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser, there will probably be one of several options that are still in the making. Sadly, the Intel is scarce on those. The one that looks certain will probably be a 5.7 L V-8 with 381 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. As for transmission, we are most likely looking at a 6-speed automatic, in either front and rear-wheel drive configurations. Fuel efficiency has always been Toyota’s trademark, and the new Land Cruiser will be no exception.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2017 Release Date
Even though Toyota is not big on making premature announcements, and due to the fact that the 2017 Land Cruiser is still in the making, there is no definite release date set at this point in time. Current speculations, however, place its showroom debut by the end of the year, most likely November or December.
2017 Land Cruiser Toyota Price
As for the price, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to rise slightly, even for a base model. The reasons are unclear, as there have been no major chances introduced, so it is probably due to economic reasons, rather than an R&D-related issue. In any case, the base model should fetch around $70,000.
Her’s a look at 2016 Land Cruiser:
More info about history of the model on Wikipedia.