Having been in production for over six decades, the Toyota Land Cruiser is firmly established as a leader among off-roaders. Today's model has been designed to slip seamlessly between city streets and rougher terrain, with safety and comfort guaranteed no matter which environment you're in.
The new Land Cruiser's design blends function with modernity to reflect its adaptable driving dynamic. With a confident stance the model sits high above the road on stylish alloy wheels. Front fog lights are standard-fit, and all five-door versions include LED headlamps and daytime running lights for maximum illumination during low light conditions. The chrome-accented front grille makes a bold statement, while black roof rails meet with a sporty spoiler at the very back above a large window.
The Land Cruiser is available with either a five or seven-seat interior – one of the reasons for it being well-liked by large families in need of extra cargo space. A high roof and long wheelbase mean masses of headroom and legroom are available in the rear and with higher spec models the third row is electrically adjustable for convenience. Both second and third rows can also split and fold depending on your luggage needs, to turn the rear section into a van-like cargo area. The durability of the exterior continues inside the cabin where leather, wood and soft-touch mouldings combine to create a first-class environment.
This capable 4x4 also includes the latest technology to satisfy motorists who expect more than just reliable performance from their vehicle. A Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system is the standard infotainment interface and includes a high resolution touchscreen display with intuitive 'drag and flick' control. The interface is Mirror Link ready which means you can link a smartphone with the display, and it also includes a Bluetooth hands-free system and rear-view camera. Steering wheel mounted controls help you keep your focus on the road, and a Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) tells you the best time to change gear.
As a vehicle with genuine off-road ability, the Land Cruiser is a rare breed. Its full-time four-wheel drive system keeps the model poised when tackling difficult routes, while its 42 degree climbing angle, 700mm wading capacity, and ample approach, ramp break-over and departure angles help provide unwavering sturdiness. Toyota has fitted the car with a 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine which couples with a six-speed manual gearbox in the three-door or a five-speed automatic. The unit produces 190HP and 420Nm of maximum torque so has plenty of muscle to power through difficult conditions yet also completes 0-60mph in around 10.2 seconds (with manual gearbox fitted).
The Land Cruiser's ability to keep you safe is a result of more than its strong build. It is fitted with an impressive selection of active technology designed to lessen the chance of an accident occurring. Active Traction Control (ATC) complements Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) to help the model grip the road, while Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA) slow the vehicle quickly and with no loss of control. In addition, Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) support you on difficult inclines.
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