Toyota’s Land Cruiser luxury SUV will definitely receive a huge makeover, and the only thing we are not sure is whether it will arrive as a 2016 or a 2017 model. The latest information says that it will arrive in Europe late next year, and at the North American market a year after, we might call it the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser. In either way, the reliable vehicle will get so mush changes that we can’t call this just a mid-cycle update, but bearing in mind that the SUV didn’t changes anything almost eight years, this extensive update is rather expected.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser: Redesign and Changes
Judging by the photos we saw, the 2017 Land Cruiser promises to have quite bold exterior styling. The front end seems to gets a large, maybe oversized grille with chrome horizontal slats that extend into the new LED headlights, which, by the way look really modern and stylish. The strong SUV will also get the new bumper, fog lights and fenders while the hood design seems also redesigned (at least we see it that way). In the back, the updated Land Cruiser will feature a new bumper and restyled taillights, which will also get the LED treatment. Other highlights include new alloy wheel styling and some new exterior colors. Inside, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser will receive a newest touch screen- arranged infotainment, several more buttons in the new center stack, as well as the new upholstery.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser: Engine Options
By looking the photos of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser we have noticed that the SUV carries a V8 badge, and this tells us that there will stay a 5.7-liter engine. Of course, the powerful mill will be updated, and judging by the latest speculations, it should deliver at least 389 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of twist. The drivetrain setup will keep busy all four wheels as well as a six-speed auto or manual transmission. The amazing off-roader could also offer a new 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, which was introduced with the new Hilux pickup. If it happens, the unit will produce 174 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 331 lb-ft. of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.