Internally known as the J200, the new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is in for major changes inside and out. Low-resolution pictures of what looks like it have prematurely surfaced and revealed the updated model. As you’d expect, the bulk of the facelifts are found up front, where the Toyota Land Cruiser gets refreshed LED daytime running lights, and headlights, and bold chromed grille. The foglights, and the lower bumper have also been revised. What’s even more, its release date has also been revealed. Read on to get the details.
Just to get a rough idea of the kind of exterior facelifts to expect in addition to the aforementioned ones, here’s what you should expect – additional exterior colors, new alloy wheels, and door handles. Inside, the new-look Toyota Land Cruiser 2017 comes with an upgraded instrument cluster panel, and an all-new touchscreen-based infotainment system. Piano black trim on the dashboard, door panels and the center console will also be available for the high-zoot trim models.
The exterior and interior aesthetics will closely be complemented by mechanical ones. Although expected in select markets, a brand-new 2.8L four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine capable of making 174 hp @3,400 rpm and 331 lbs. ft. of torque @2,400 rpm will be available for the new model. The 2.8L turbo-diesel mill will obviously not be available in the United States, as the U.S spec model still follows the brand’s downsizing trend. As such, we’ll still have the potent 5.7L V8 engine rated at 381 horsepower and 401 lbs. ft. of torque.
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series has also been grabbing headlines in the last few weeks for the right reasons. Expected to go for sale sometime in January 2017, a slew of changes are available. For one, it gets new injectors and engine changes that have resulted in additional power and torque. Additionally, the new model also gains a diesel particulate filter, a single 130L fuel tank, automatic locking hubs, and cruise control. According to well-informed sources, the new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V70 price will start from around $86,990.
The new Toyota Land Cruiser, just like the models that have preceded it since 1957, will come with an understated character, renowned Toyota value, and ultimate luxury and capability. See, Land Cruiser customers are amongst the most loyal in the automotive industry. Sold continuously for almost six decades now in the United States, the Land Cruiser has kept its fans happy through the raft of evolutionary stages that have marked its existence.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date & Price
According to rumors, the new model will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $83,825. Its release date has been set for mid-2017.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior
According to the pictures we have here, it is apparent that the new model is set to get new paint colors, new door handles, new-look LED taillights, and new alloy wheel designs. Just like its predecessors, its body is made to tackle off-pavement and trail driving environments smoothly without jeopardizing in-cabin comfort and luxury.
As you’d probably guessed, the new model makes an even bolder statement. It gets an unmistakable statement with its revised chrome side moldings, LED lighting, front end, and Land Cruiser logo. Some of the features and specs include LED daytime running lights, LED accent lighting, LED foglights, side-body chrome moldings, 18-inch wheels, windshield wiper de-icer, rain-sensing aerodynamic variable intermittent windshield wipers, colored-keyed rear spoiler, roof rack, aluminum running boards, and skid plates.
Dimensions will be unchanged over last year’s.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
According to Toyota, Luxury with the Toyota Land Cruiser 2017 isn’t an option, its standard! True, the new model comes with a bevy of desirable features as standard features. In fact, the exterior colors are the only choices that buyers have. Options and packages are simply nonexistent.
Some of the standard accessories include push-button controls, four-zone automatic climate control, individual temperature settings, a nine-inch multimedia TFT screen, premium JBL audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, hands-free phone capability, advanced voice recognition, and Entune App Suite.
The new model, just like its predecessors, comes in one well-equipped trim model.
Beneath the hood is a powerful 5.7L DOHC V8 engine capable of making 381 hp and 401 lbs. ft. of torque. Towing capacity stands at 8,100 pounds – better than the Prado’s 7,716 pounds.
Available features include auto high beams, pre-collision system, Toyota safety sense, dynamic radar cruise control, vehicle stability control, smart stop technology, electronic brake-force distribution, 4-wheel anti-lock brake system, ten airbags, and all features provided by the Safety Connect. The NHTSA crash impact assessment is yet to be conducted. Results will be updated here on its release date.
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