New Toyota Land Cruiser makes world debut

By Jack Evans

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.

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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.

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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.

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