2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Review Specs Release date


The current generation of the popular Toyota Land Cruiser is going to celebrate its eight birthday. Although the vehicle is showing its age, it still looks pretty good but yet, it seems that the company is preparing refreshment and injecting new life in the legendary Land Cruiser. This full-size SUV is expected to hit the market completely redesigned. If the rumors are true, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will have similar features as the 2016 Lexus LX 570. Besides features, there will also be some improvements in terms of engine, infotainment, and safety. We know that you eagerly wait to learn more about the vehicle, so let’s begin.

2016 Land Cruiser Front Side View

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior

The first thing you need to know and the only thing that hasn’t been changed is that the new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will be offered in only one, full-equipped, trim so you don’t have to rack your brains about the equipment. This time, the new Land Cruiser arrives with a wide range of visual changes. The front end gets brawny chrome grille. There will also be newly designed headlamps with integrated daytime running lights with LED technology.

A lower bumper has also been revamped along with small fog lights. The rear end hasn’t been changed to such an extent as the front end and there you will see new LED lights and a refreshed bumper only. Other exterior modifications include two new exterior colors Onyx Blue and Copper Brown, and newly designed door handles. The vehicle will be ridden on new alloy wheels. Generally, those exterior modifications suit the vehicle and make it really appealing.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior

Interior of new Land Cruiser

As far as the interior design of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is concerned, it will be even more classy and luxurious. To make the cabin even more posh, the company used top-notch, soft touch materials. Other noteworthy features inside of the cabin include a wireless phone charger, entertainment system for rear passengers with dual 10 inches display. The center console of the vehicle now features a cooler box, USB port, and cupholders. The new model will be safer than ever thanks to the numerous safety features and driving aids including front collision mitigation, blind spot monitoring, and frontal collision avoidance. There will also be lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a rearview camera.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser hides a time-tested 5.7-liter V8 drivetrain under its bonnet. The drivetrain is capable of producing up to 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque. The previous six-speed automatic shifter has been replaced by a new eight-speed unit. Power is sent to all four wheels of the car. It is important to mention that the customers in Australia will be offered the Land Cruiser with 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged diesel-powered V8 drivetrain or a 4.6-liter, gasoline-burning V8 unit. The 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged diesel-powered V8 engine kicks up 268 horsepower, while the second engine option delivers 304 horses and 323 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine

Release date and price of new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Up Front

The refreshed version of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will go on sale worldwide before the end of this year. Pricing will be announced just before the vehicle goes on sale.

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