Toyota Reveals Updated 2016 Land Cruiser

Get ready for some glamping. Toyota is giving its 2016 Land Cruiser a refresh that includes new design cues, a new drivetrain, and plenty of new high-tech features.

The front, sides, and rear all get new touches. The front features new LED low and high beam headlights that are more square, almost throwback looking, and are intersected by a cross section from the grille that is more forward and prominent. The bumper features a more cohesive design with the fog lights falling into the drawn out lines rather than simply existing on either side. The iconic hood bulges also appear more prominently to convey the more powerful engine beneath.  

The sides feature chrome molding and new Land Cruiser logo designed 18-inch wheels. A look at the tail-end reveals new light-tube taillight design that includes LED brake lights. The rear bumper also echoes outdoor luxe with a full-width stretch of chrome molding and a new bumper.

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The new engine is a 5.7-liter DOHC V8 engine with VVT-i that cranks out a total of 381 horses with 401 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to an all new eight-speed automatic transmission, in place of the ol’ six-speed, for a wider ratio spread for better acceleration and fuel economy. Not only that, but if the situation gets a little sticky, or if you just want a more hands on experience, a manual control mode can be shifted into.

The Land Cruiser is also more than capable of taking on sticky situations with new driver assist technologies that include Frontal Collision Avoidance, Front Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. It also features a backup camera system that also serves to help hitch a trailer.

The interior offers the choice between black or a new Terra brown option. Both are accented with wood trim. The center console has also been redesigned with a more cohesive and intuitive design. The redesign includes an upgraded Entune multimedia system with Siri Eyes Free mode and Qi wireless charging.

The Land Cruiser continues to offer everything standard so that all that is left for drivers to choose is the color. Some of the luxe and outdoor features include full-time 4WD, perforated leather trim, heated and ventilated front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, power moonroof, and everything plus more that you could possibly want for wherever your adventures might carry you.

Look for the refreshed outdoor luxury mobile to cruise into dealerships before the end of the year.

Photo Credit: Toyota
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