Toyota Land Cruiser get the hardware and tech increases

The Toyota Land Cruiser, recognised by many as the more rounded and off-road, has been up to date to 2017.

Review large SUV, which was revealed to the public at the Frankfurt motor show, is of aesthetic and technical updates to improve ergonomics and usability.

At the top of the list of changes is a new 8in touchscreen infotainment screen which houses the car’s multimedia system. It is accompanied by a 4.2 multi-information screen and a new instrument binnacle.

Also added is a large wheel, borrowed from the Land Cruiser V8 is not sold in the UNITED kingdom, and front seat ventilation.

The car is also now electric heated windscreen and heated washer nozzles.

Minor aesthetic changes were made with the exterior, including a new slatted grille, and the car has grown by 60mm in length, even if the overall design remains recognizable.

British buyers will be offered only one engine with the Land Cruiser, a 2.8-liter turbo diesel producing 174bhp and 332lb ft. It will hit 62mph from rest in 12.7 sec and reaches a top speed of 109mph. Claimed fuel economy is 38.2 mpg, while CO2 emissions is rated at 194 g/km. Drive is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

In eastern european markets, the car is also available with petrol engines of 2.7 and 4.0-liter displacements.

Like his ancestors, which date back 66 years, the new Land Cruiser retains a body-on-frame structure. Toyota says that this increases the sophistication to isolate the cabin from the suspension shock.

Ground clearance is 215 mm for the version with five doors and 205mm for the three ports.

Safety is enhanced by the Toyota Safety Sense system, which includes the pre-collision prevention for both cars and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high-beam technology. There is also a blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert system.

No the price of the new model has been revealed, but no great change is expected from the model output of £37,230 starting price.

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