2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift unveiled in Japan, India launch in 2016
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift comes along with a host of cosmetic updates. It also receives an updated and more fuel efficient engine along with Toyota safety package called Toyota Safety Sense P.
Sporting some styling updates and increased number of on board equipment, Toyota Land Cruiser facelift also gets new exterior colors of Copper Brown Mica and Dark Blue Mica. A new three bar grille extending horizontally across with LED headlights dominates the front of the new Land Cruiser while redesigned tail lamps are seen at the rear.
Interiors of Toyota Land Cruiser facelift receive a new central console wherein all switches and displays are grouped accordingly for easier access. A 4.2 inch TFT colour LCD screen is seen with 6 LED backlit meters. All interiors receive genuine semi aniline leather upholstery in four colour options while ceiling is in a contrasting black.
Toyota Safety Sense P, a higher version of Toyota Safety Sense C package, is offered on all trim levels. This package includes safety features such as Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Tyre Pressure Warning System. A distinctive panoramic multi terrain monitor assesses 360 degree safety conditions around the vehicle, while position of tyres and other under body safety parameters can be seen via under floor view.
Engine specification on board Toyota Land Cruiser facelift in Japan includes a 4.6 liter V8 gasoline engine offering 318 PS peak power at 5,600 rpm and 460 Nm torque at 3,400 rpm mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels. Other markets will see Toyota Land Cruiser facelift powered by a twin turbo 4.5 liter diesel engine tweaked to produce 272 PS peak power and 650 Nm peak torque with added fuel efficiency. Toyota expects monthly sales to stand at 250 units in Japan.
Next, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift will be launched in Australia, where order books will open in October. In India, the SUV will be launched next year, where it will compete with the likes of new Fortuner and Endeavour.