The Toyota Land Cruiser is one among the biggest vehicles that was first introduced in 1957 in the United States. This SUV is currently at the peak of fame and represent a vital part of the international car market. Due to this, more or less every car maker has a minimum of one model for auction and the rivalry is really severe. The Land Cruiser is recognized for its consistency and safety. However, all this comes with a huge price tag, so this vehicle is absolutely not for everyone. Nor Toyota has decided to perk up the model that is now on sale and to launch it as 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser full-size SUV. The good news for all prospective buyers is that the novel Land Cruiser is just an improvement to the existing model that comes with a powerful engine and some tweaks in its exterior and interior design.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser changes
Generally, every fresh model has really dissimilar design on the outside, but Toyota wanted to make the prospective customers feel as though they already familiar with the vehicle. Due to that, the 2016 Land Cruiser will not be severely changed on its outside, in its place, the exterior of the vehicle will only get some minor tweaks.
New front bumper and headlights will be offered to the new vehicle, which will certainly have a vital impact on its front fascia. The rear of the vehicle will be quite similar to the existing model, with just some small modifications to the rear bumper and taillights. The automaker is planning to offer it with innovative color options and 8.0 x 8.0 inch alloy wheels with P285/60 R18 snow and sludge tires to offer it a modern external look.
All the four pillars A, B, C and D are constructed with high-grade steel and the new vehicle comes with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System with the application of hydraulic to control its on-road and off-road driving.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 Interior, Redesign
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser interior will be similar to that of the outgoing model, but it will be slightly redesigned according to modern day’s needs. The cabin can easily accommodate eight passengers easily and the seats will be made from high-class materials with Brown or black accented Deep Wood trim, and the middle console will be much larger than the one in the existing Land Cruiser.
Perhaps the major interior change that comes with new Land Cruiser is the lengthy list of interior features and equipment that will come as standard in the base trim.
With this move, Toyota will try to distinguish its 2016 sport utility vehicle from the others by offering it lots of features and equipment such that buyers can buy the base model of the new vehicle at a much cheaper price.
Some of the standard interior features of the new Land Cruiser include:
• Novel Qi wireless telephone charging for well-matched gadgets.
• Entune head unit.
• Heated steering wheel.
• Toyota Safety Sense-P system.
• Active radar travel control.
• Fresh driver assist technologies.
• Automatic high beams.
• Front-crash deterrence and easing systems.
• Lane departure alert.
• Blind-spot monitoring.
• Back cross-traffic warning.
• Back view camera.
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser engine is going to be equipped with the same V8, 5.7-liter DOHC powertrain as that of its predecessor, which would offer the new vehicle the required power of 381 horsepower and a an utmost torque of 401 lbs per foot. The engine will be combined with an innovative eight-paced automatic transmission for better fuel saving and performance than the outgoing Land Cruiser. The engine offers the new vehicle a mileage of 13 mpg when it is driven within the city and 18 mpg when it sprints on the highways, 15 mpg as the combined mileage. This engine is capable of holding a maximum load of 5313 kg (approx 8,500 lbs).
Release date and price
Buyers can buy their 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV with the initial payment of $70,000 during the second part of 2016.
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