Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the longest-running names in automobile industry which became the brand itself. The model which combines the highly-refined interior equipped with the latest features with the strong off-road ability and above the average towing capability is definitely a vehicle for the specific buyers and buyers with the deep pocket. In that context, during the period when increasing number of car buyers turned their attention toward the car-like SUVs, the Land Cruiser is the vehicle that relies on the current base of customers and wants to keep them. Considering that, we expect to see the new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser with mild updates while more substantial changes can be expected in a year or two.
New for 2018:
The current generation of this powerful and luxurious SUV debuted for the 2008 model year slightly larger and much more powerful than its previous iteration. On the other hand, the most recent update was for the 2016 model year. Then, this model adopted the new look and transmission as well as modern technology. However, when it comes to the upcoming version, Toyota hasn’t announced any significant update for this model. Still, there is time for some serious changes and surprises but we don’t expect them. Toyota will likely continue to upgrade available technology while styling and powertrain will likely remain pretty much unchanged. More substantial changes and the redesign should come in the next years.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Styling
The Land Cruiser is one of the iconic vehicles which can live with the styling which might be trapped in the past. But, on the other hand, it also features timeless styling which can allow itself not to follow modern trends. When you are one of the most rugged and capable vehicles in Toyota’s lineup and with such reputation then it isn’t wise trading with your identity and we don’t expect that 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will introduce any radical change in its styling.
The model will continue with truck-like front fascia and flat roofline. Familiar, upright rear end will also be there but with some new details. The new exterior theme could also be available.
Inside, the Land Cruiser will feature nice and upscale design. Well-shaped and configured center stack will house large center screen and the latest infotainment features.
The model will also use the top-quality materials while supportive seats will provide every-day comfort. There will also be enough cargo space and interior compartments for your cargo.
However, there will also be loads of other luxuries and technology. The Land Cruiser will be available with the leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats with power functionalities, heated middle row, 9-inch touchscreen, navigation, etc.
But, this luxurious vehicle will also include an array of advanced safety features. It will rely on the forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-zone monitoring, rear cross-traffic, surround view system, etc.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Performance
As the things now stand, the new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will again be getting power from the engine powering the exciting model. The big and capable 5.7-liter V-8 engine can produce 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque but some improvements are possible.
This engine cooperates with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The power goes to the four-wheel drive system with the two-speed transfer case. However, there is also additional hardware which improves this model’s off-road performance. There is a specific suspensions system as well as the Multi Terrain System, hill start assist, crawl control, etc.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Availability, Price
The price of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser should be positioned in mid-$80, 000. We expect this model late this year or early next year.