It's been 72 years considering that Toyota launched the really first Land Cruiser, and ever since there have been over 10 generations of this off-roading legend! The question is, has this new edition deserved the wait?
Well based on appearances alone, we 'd state it absolutely has! The colony Cruiser rolls up with a retro, boxy style that reminds us of a timeless Defender, Suzuki Jimny, and Mercedes G-Class. Whether you're looking at it from the front, side, or rear, the blocky style is clear to see and we absolutely love it!
What's more, Toyota will also be launching a restricted edition First Edition model which increases the retro style a lot more! This will show up with rounded headlamps, as well as the option of some limited-edition two-tone paint tasks.
While the outside is keeping things retro, the interior has actually been especially modernised. It might keep things a bit blocky, however there's a huge infotainment screen on the dash, a digital drivers display, along with a big centre console that can even house a refrigerator.
There are a couple of engine options offered, although they won't be released in all markets. When it concerns fuel, the entry-level will be a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder with 163hp and 246Nm. There will also be a more effective 2.4-litre turbo gas with 281hp and 430Nm, however, both of these will not be offered internationally. The entry-level diesel is a 2.8-litre turbo diesel with 204hp and 500Nm, which is quite similar to the engine from the outgoing Land Cruiser. You can likewise expect a moderate hybrid and full hybrid choice to go on sale in the future.
We do not know the cost yet, however provided the last Land Cruiser expense from a minimum of ₤ 40,000, you can anticipate to be paying a bit more for this new design. But will it deserve it ?! You'll need to stick with Mat and see for yourself!
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