posted 5 years ago

New Toyota Land Cruiser

Arrives early 2014

The new Toyota Land Cruiser boasts an improved interior and new styling. Better stability, ride comfort and revised handling are all quality features for the new 2014 Land Cruiser.  

The exterior of the new Land Cruiser has a completely refreshed design, a more prominent grille gives the traditional arrangement of five parallel vertical bars a much stronger appearance and according to model grade chosen they are finished in either metallic or silver. The new headlamp clusters and daytime running lights now form a single unit with the grille and the entire structure is set higher, making it less vulnerable to damage when driving off-road. The lamp units incorporate the high and low beam lights, turn indicators and DRLs; halogen or LED headlights and DRLs will be offered, according to grade. The rear of the Land Cruiser has redesigned lamp clusters with clear lens blocks and read accents. The new look is finished off with new 17 and 18 inch wheel designs in a range of exterior colours. 

The interior features new trims and quality detailing. The dashboard has been redesigned with a focus on making the vehicle’s drive systems easier to access and monitor. The new 2014 Land Cruiser also gains a 4.2-inch TFT colour screen, set between the main meters in the driver’s instrument binnacle. The choice of function has been extended to include an angle gauge, traction control operation on each wheel and the status of the differential locks. The driver can select the screen functions using a control on the steering wheel, with additional new options including tyre pressure warning, headlamp levelling, traction control “off” confirmation and Blind Spot Monitor alerts. Piano black and wood grain finishes have been introduced around the dashboard, door panels, centre console, steering wheel and gear lever, and an aluminium detail has been added to the meter rings, air conditioning dials, air vent surrounds, audio panel and steering wheel. In the five-door Land Cruiser, access to the third row seats has made been made easier by increasing the folding angle of the second row seats from 33.8 to 46 degrees. Seat upholstery has also been upgraded with double stitching for cloth and contrast colour stitching for leather.

The Land Cruiser is powered by a 3.0 litre turbodiesel engine which is matched to a five speed automatic transmission. It is capable of 0-62mph in 11 seconds and co2 emissions have been reduced to 209g/km and 214g/km for the three and five door models respectively. The four cylinder, 16 valve unit has also been revised to meet Euro 5+ emissions standards and no decrease in performance.

Full details of the UK range, including prices and equipment specifications, will be announced later in the year, prior to the model’s introduction in early 2014.