2016 Toyota Land Cruiser – News, price, release

The Land Cruiser SUV is one of the vehicles with longest history from Toyota’s line-up. It was originally made back in 1951, but it was made in only 90 copies. Since then Japanese brand produced its Land Cruiser in convertible, hardtop, station wagon, and utility truck versions. The first copy of the vehicle was made for off-road oriented ride, and since 1961 Toyota started to produce comfort-oriented copies as well. Upcoming 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will not bring drastic changes, since the big redesign and new generation is expected for 2017 model year, or perhaps even 2018. The reason for this is in fact that the Land Cruiser has long-lasting generations, and the current one started back in 2007, which allows the Toyota to prolong the big makeover. Let’s start with news and expectation regarding the 2016 model:

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front view

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior and interior

Exterior of the Land cruiser is classic but luxurious, which is probably the main reason it ages really nice, so there is no need for often redesigns. It has capacity to accommodate up to eight passengers, and its off-road capabilities are pretty great. This SUV is pretty much ideal for families that enjoy luxury but also like outdoor activities, since 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser could be adjusted to pretty much every terrain.

Not many options are offered, when it comes to trims. The Land Cruiser is available in only one trim, but highly equipped. Since the list of standards is quite long, here are some of its highlighting features: LED running lights, auto wipers, automatic 4-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, backup camera, Multi-Terrain Monitor, parking sensors, Navigation system, 14-speaker JBL sound system, and much, much more.

New model year doesn’t bring much news, as we mentioned. The upcoming 2016 Land Cruiser will offer the same equipment, while its changes could affect exterior and interior color options, which could be offered in different variants. For more details, we will have to wait for some official announcement from the Japanese manufacturer.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser interior view

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser engine and mpg

Under the hood, Toyota will leave things as they are. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will be run by a 5.7-liter V8 with an output of 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The power of the engine is transmitted to all wheels via six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy of this powerful machine is not the best in class, but pretty decent, considering the driving sensation the Land Cruiser offers. According to EPA, this SUV is able to deliver 13/18/15 mpg city/hwy/combined. Max towing capacity of the model is around 8,200 pounds, which is awesome.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser rear view

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser price and release

Release date and price are not known yet. However, do not expect new model to start before $80,000, while its release date should be sometime during the third quarter of this year. As far as rivals, some of its closest are the Land Rover LR4 and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which puts the Land Cruiser into pretty elite company, where it belongs.

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