Toyota’s new Land Cruiser has made its world debut.
Revealed at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, it’s the latest incarnation of the iconic four-wheel-drive.
With chunkier exterior styling and a more comfortable interior than the outgoing car, the Land Cruiser is designed to be easier to live with on a day-to-day basis, but no less capable off road.
There’s just one engine on offer – a 175bhp 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel unit – which should provide more than enough low-down grunt for tackling difficult conditions thanks to a maximum 450Nm of torque. Acceleration figures are respectable for a car of this size, with Toyota claiming that the Land Cruiser will hit 60mph in 12.5 seconds. Its claimed economy is 38.2mpg on a combined cycle, while emissions sit at 194g/km.
The vehicle’s overall length has also been increased by 60mm to 4,840mm, allowing for more interior space and better levels of practicality. However, a need for off-road capability hasn’t been forgotten, with headlamp and cooling openings located in areas that maximise wading depth.
Inside, the Land Cruiser receives a revised dashboard with a new instrument binnacle, while a new eight-inch colour touchscreen gives easy access to media and audio controls. Three interior colour schemes are available to choose from – Black, Brown and Black, and Premium Beige.
UK prices have yet to be revealed, though it’s slated to go on sale in January 2018.