With the first generation having climbed Mount Fiji over 60 year's ago, the Toyota Land Cruiser has earned the legendary all-wheel drive reputation for its proven off road performance.
Historically, the Land Cruiser has been unbeatable for quality and durability; regarded worldwide as a uniquely reliable and versatile 4x4.
We take a brief look at the new and improved UK line up of the 2.3-tonne SUV that has dominated segment sales in over 10 European markets since 1951
Known for its powerful road presence, the new Land Cruiser has a revised grade range to include a three-door alternative - beneficial for those who require a smaller model whilst retaining the all fundamental capabilities of the vehicle. The three-door body style is available only in the ‘Utility’ grade, with the option of a five-door Utility model also. This entry level model comes fitted with 17-inch steel wheels, smart entry and cruise control, with a 2.8 Diesel engine offering 117hp.
The Toyota Land Cruiser has secured its reputation as a premium SUV by successfully combining its off-road drivability credentials with the comfort and refinement of a luxury vehicle. The updated range is in-keeping with the Land Cruiser heritage with its high quality sophisticated interior design. Toyota have revised the dashboard with a new 8” multimedia screen that sits lower for better front-on visibility whilst giving a sleeker appearance.
The exterior design of the vehicle has been shaped to improve the durability and manoeuvrability of the Land Cruiser with its enhanced frontal elements (including the bonnet, grille, headlamps, bumper and wings). Whilst evidently more agile, the Land Cruiser retains its powerful all-wheel drive appearance with a sharply trimmed lower front body, creating a stylish and dynamic finish suitable in any environment
The 2.8-litre D-4D turbo diesel engine is a 2,755ccm 16-valve DOHC unit which develops 175bhp/130kW at 3,400rpm. Matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, it produces 370Nm of torque at just 1,200rpm, and a maximum 450Nm between 1,600 and 2,400rpm. It will accelerate the vehicle from rest to 62mph in 12.7 seconds, and on to a maximum 109mph. Official combined cycle fuel consumption is 38.2mpg with 194g/km CO2 emissions. Acceleration to 62mph takes 12.0 seconds, while the benchmark figures for fuel economy and CO2 emissions are unchanged for the five-door and marginally lower for the three-door at 39.2mpg and 190g/km
Toyota Safety Sense active technologies have made their way to the Icon and Invincible grades of the Land Cruiser to help prevent and minimize the impact of road accidents. The new safety pack includes:
These are all in addition to several other advanced handling features (such as Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and Multi-Terrain Select) to increase drivability and handling on and off road
‘…you’ll reach the limits of the tyres way before you reach the limits of the Land Cruiser. That’s how capable it is.’ Matt Allan, iNews
‘Ultimately the Land Cruiser’s refined and comfortable enough to spend your days in, has great big seats, a fine view out and a good entertainment system: what more do you want of a 2,430kg 4x4 that can drive up a mountain.’ Matt Prior, Autocar
If you’d like to get behind the wheel of one of our brand new 2018 Land Cruiser demonstrators, or find out more information about the various finance schemes that we have available then please contact us.