The one of Toyota`s most iconic SUVs is almost ready to be presented worldwide. It is an all-new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. Firstly introduced in 2007, new Cruiser has now so much more to offer except its great off road capabilities. With its comfortable and roomy cabin, solid performance, modern tech features, the Toyota Land Cruiser is going to be better than ever before.
Unlike most of the sport utility vehicles, new Toyota is still using a body-on-frame structure. This car is made for off road driving it is capable to conquer any type of terrain. The key rivals will be Nissan Armada, Mercedes-Benz G-class, Land Rover Range Rove, Lexus LX570 and Cadillac Escalade.
Engine and performance
Land Cruiser has been using the same engine for years, so the new Cruiser will not be an exception. However, nothing is yet officially confirmed, so we cannot say for sure, that there won`t be any changes and that this information is absolutely true. Anyhow, 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will be powered with a 5.7-liter V8 engine. This engine will be able to make 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. As for the drive configuration, it will come standard with all-wheel drive system.
When it comes to fuel consumption, it is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. So, we can say that it is one of the “greenest” cars. Some sources claim that new Toyota will continue to offer another two types of engines in some market. Those are a 4.6-liter V8 petrol and a 4.5-liter V8 turbocharged engines. They will have less power than a 5.7-V8 but more important, more fuel efficient.
Exterior and interior
On the outside, 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will maintain its recognizable bold look. The manufacturer hasn`t changed it much, but of course some small refreshments are expected. The large chrome hexagonal grille, LED headlights and LED daytime running lights will occupy the center of the front end. The rear fascia will also get a minor refresh. It will ride on 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The interior of 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will not undergo some significant changes except small tech upgrades. The cabin will be modern ad elegant as always. The seats will be covered with fine leather. The whole cabin will be made of aluminum, leather and wood. The central stack will feature an upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen. There is also a sliding moonroof. New Toyota will get many modern tech features. Some of them are a 10-way power driver`s seat, a 14-speaker audio system, four-zone climate control and s on. As for the safety, it will be provided with front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, adaptive cruise control and many other more.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser price and release date
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser should hit the market sometime during this year. It will most likely be in late 2017. When it comes to pricing, we believe that the base model will not cost under $80,000. Of course, for higher trim levels and better equipment, the price will go higher.