Toyota has prepared a facelift to the current Japanese model, the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser receiving a new exterior look, slightly revised, somewhat larger dimensions and an improved interior.
Toyota revealed the facelift of the European Land Cruiser, a true off-road model, first launched in 1951.
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser – Design & Engine
The decision to revise the Japanese model brings out a new front look, slightly redesigned with new optical blocks, which now includes LED daytime running lights, a bigger grille and a new bumper with chromed lines. The bonnet was also restyled. We find the same treatment at the rear, where there is a new bumper and taillights with LEDs.
Toyota claims that the aesthetic changes involve an increase in the size of the model. 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser measures 20 mm more in length (4355 mm for the short version and 4788 mm for the long version). Even so, the attack angle and the clearance angle remain the same.
The list of 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser’s exterior aesthetic touches also includes new 17 and 18 inch rims and four new body colors: Attitude Black Mica, Bronze Mica Metallic, Dark Green Mica and Dark Blue Mica.
Mechanically, the Japanese car manufacturer fitted the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser with two engines. The 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine developing 282 horsepower and 385 Nm torque (0-100 km/h in 10.9 sec – top speed 180 km/h) and the 3.0-liter common-rail turbodiesel developing 190 horsepower and 420 Nm torque (0-100 km/h in 10.2 sec – top speed 175 km/h).
Toyota has equipped the off-road car with a Multi-terrain Select system, which allows the driver to choose between five driving modes, suitable for use according to the road conditions.
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser interior receives a partially modified center console, a new multimedia system with a 4.2-inch screen, new ornaments and new improved seats for the second and third row of passengers. To ease access to the third row of seats, the Japanese have also changed the folding angle of the second row of seats.
List of safety systems will include a trailer control technology and hazard warning lights under the emergency braking.
The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser sales will start in the autumn, after the premiere that will take place most likely at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung).
With over 60 years of off-road heritage, the Land Cruiser has become an icon in the 4WD market. Its unrivalled off-road performance and durability have earned it a rock-solid reputation as one of the world’s toughest and most reliable 4x4s.
The Land Cruiser has attracted millions of customers globally since its launch, taking it to even the harshest environments in all seven continents –including Antarctica.
Key to the Land Cruiser’s peerless off-road capability is its combination of a highly durable, deformation-resistant, body-on-frame construction with the unique level of guidance and technical support it offers drivers. Several user-friendly functions not only make tricky sections passable in terrain where even the most skilful drivers might otherwise struggle, but also assist beginners with their driving technique.
The five modes of Multi-terrain Select give drivers suitable guidance, take them through operating procedures and automatically control power output and braking inputs. And 5-step Crawl Control allows the driver to negotiate even the most extreme obstacles with maximum precision and control. In conjunction, the Multi-terrain Monitor increases the driver’s awareness of his immediate surroundings and intended path.
Helping even unskilled drivers maximise the vehicle’s off-road performance, the unprecedented sophistication of these control and guidance refinements make the new Land Cruiser one of the most technically advanced, safe, pleasurable and easy to use four-wheel drive vehicles in the world.
Engines and Transmissions1 5-door versions of the new Toyota Land Cruiser are available with a choice of two engines: a 4.0 litre V6 petrol engine or a 3.0 litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel. All 3-door versions are equipped with the 3.0 litre turbodiesel.
The petrol V6 is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, whilst the diesel unit may be equipped with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2,982 cc, 16 valve, DOHC four-cylinder common rail turbodiesel is renowned for its strong, instantaneous delivery of the low-end torque essential for off-road driving performance. The unit has now been upgraded to make it Euro 5+ compliant.
The engine develops 140 kW / 190 DIN hp at 3,400 rpm and 420 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 3,000 rpm. Mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, it will accelerate the new 3-door Land Cruiser from 0-100 km/h in 10.2 seconds (10.6 with manual transmission) and on to a top speed of 175 km/h. CO2 emissions are 209 g/km (214 M/T), and the turbodiesel returns 7.9 l/100 km (8.1 M/T) in the combined cycle.
The new 5-door Land Cruiser will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.0 seconds (11.4 M/T) and on to a top speed of 175 km/h. CO2 emissions are 213 g/km (217 M/T), and combined fuel consumption 8.1 l/100 km (8.2 M/T).
The petrol engine is a lightweight, 3,956 cc, 24 valve, chain-driven DOHC, direct injection V6 with Dual VVT-i. It develops 207 kW / 282 DIN hp at 5,600 rpm and 385 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, offering 0-100 km/h acceleration in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h. It generates CO2 emissions of 256 g/km, and the V6 returns 10.8 l/100 km in the combined cycle.
* all fuel consumption and emissions data should be taken as indicative, subject to final homologation.
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