The new Toyota LandCruiser looks almost identical to the current model. It has a revised 171 bhp three litre D-4D diesel engine with five speed automatic transmission. The combined fuel cycle economy is 34.9 mpg and Co2 emissions are 214g/km which is a 5.1% and 4.5% improvement on current model figures. There is a new feature on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Multi-Terrain Select which automatically controls power and braking to optimise performance for different types of off road surfaces.
The Toyota Land Cruiser can be specified with five seats or as a seven-seater with the Toyota Easy Flat Seating system that’s used on the marque’s MPVs. On Easy Flat models, the second row is split 40:20:40 with reclining seatbacks and the capacity to slide up to 135mm back and forth to adjust the legroom. The lowering action of the outermost seats is powered by electric motors to make access to the rear more straightforward.
The interior is robust and a lot of attention has been paid to the storage options which include a large box in the centre console that can be fitted with a fridge unit. Climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and start, Bluetooth compatibility and 17" alloy wheels are amongst the features on the ‘basic’ LC3 models. There’s also safety kit that runs to an advanced traction and stability control system, seven airbags, ABS and active front headrests. Prices start at approximately £30,000 going up to around the £40,000 mark.