A supposedly leaked market sales brochure from the Japanese automaker, Toyota, hints of a much-needed facelift on the brand’s longest running Jeep-like vehicle – the Toyota Land Cruiser. Since it was first introduced in 1951, Land Cruiser has maintained constant followers, which is not really surprising considering the automobile’s proven endurance on tough operating environments. The current J200 version was released to the market back in 2007. And this eight-year-old flagship is likely to receive major revisions in both its interiors and exteriors.
A Peek at the New 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser:
If the leaked low-resolution rendering is to be believed, much of the upgrades would happen up front. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV is due to have more modern-looking headlights with LED daytime running lights, bold chromed grill, plus a lower bumper with small fog lights and a thin outline of chrome trim. Toyota is also expected to release a full body kit, but for an added charge, to make a sportier Land Cruiser.
We have yet to see concept imaging of the rear fascia, but we could only guess that the SUV will gain a pair of modern LED tail lamps and a revised rear bumper. Other noticeable changes would be the paint colors, new door handles, and alloy wheel designs.
The 2017 generation’s interiors would gain an up-to-date instrument cluster with customizable TFT screen and an all-new touch screen-based infotainment system. The higher trims will come with a piano black trim on the dashboard, the door panels and on the center console. Not much information can be found as per the seating but we can expect to have some refinements that would allow additional room for luggage.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser – Engine Specs:
The major modifications in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior and interiors will be complement with updates on its engines. In select markets, the next generation Land Cruiser SUV is set to carry the brand new 2.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, much like what we’ve seen on the 2016 Hilux pickup. It packs a maximum of 174 hp at 3,400 rpm and 331 foot-pounds of torque.
In other markets, such as in the United States, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV would run on a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 381 hp and 401 foot-pounds of torque. There is no certainty as to whether Toyota will follow suit with the industry’s downsizing trend but it is likely that US auto buyers won’t get the 2.8-liter engine on the Cruiser.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser – Debut and Price:
If unverified rumors are to be believed, a release of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is in the offing, probably mid-2017. However, insider information hinted that the vehicle will not be sold in all markets until the 2017 model year is out, which means we might not see the revitalized Cruiser in US showrooms in year’s time. Anyhow, the rumored major upgrades are enough to stir the excitement and enthusiasm of all Toyota Land Cruiser SUV fanatics and car enthusiasts in general.