Despite being high in performance & reliability, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser had witnessed rapidly declining sales in most developed markets due to stringent CO2 emission standards. It should be noted that the previous generation of Toyota Land Cruiser had relatively high overall fuel consumption but that has been completely accounted for in the next generation model. The model is also hailed as Toyota Motor Corporation’s longest running car lineup; it was first introduced in 1951 as a traditional Jeep model but was available in other utility truck, station wagon, convertible & hard top versions. One should note that it is marketed globally except for North Korea, South Korea and Canada.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser: Features and Redesign
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser features a host of standard safety & security features along with state of the art driver assist systems. These include lane departure alerts, vehicle stability & control mechanism, traction control, antilock braking system, rear view camera & cross traffic alerts etc. The model has also been provided with a highly luxurious interior cabin with premium quality leather upholstered seats, a 4 zone advanced climate control mechanism which comprises of 28 outlets etc in addition to the newly added SONAR based rear & front proximity alert system. One should also note that it will be available in a wide range of interior & exterior color options thus providing the customer a greater amount of flexibility in choice.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser: Engine Specs
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is speculated to be powered by a 5.7L, V 8 cylinder engine that is being employed as the primary power train in current generation model available in the United States. Also, there will be an alternate hybrid electric engine paired with the primary V-8 or V6 power train to increase overall power output & reduces CO2 emission. One should, however, take note that the engine has been designed in such a way that it retains its current performance & output without sacrificing too much for lowered emissions; the hybrid powertrain is expected to trade a tank for an added battery unit without compromising on towing capacity.
It should be noted that like its preceding models, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser has great off-road capabilities. The model will also have a surrounding area surveillance system in addition to a larger & highly interactive center console or dashboard. Furthermore, next generation Toyota Land Cruiser has a 5 door configuration that is not uncommon for a Sports Utility Vehicle. Other significant upgrades include larger brake rotors, improved suspension, efficient skid plates, etc. In addition to that it has a sturdy roof pillar arrangement that is meant to protect the occupants of the car in case of a roll over.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser: Release Date and Price
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is speculated to make its debut by the ending of 2015, but company officials are yet to announce a final release date. Also, its hybrid model is expected to arrive sometime after 2016 since major upgrades have proven to be time consuming. Further, it is estimated cost around $ 70 000 for the base version but no official word has arrived yet.