2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Off-Roading – Video
With an off-road heritage spanning more than 65 years, Land Cruiser remains unique in its segment for its ability to combine outstanding quality, durability and reliability with unrivalled off-road performance and ever-greater levels of luxury, comfort and ownership prestige.
Land Cruiser is more widely available than any current Toyota model, being sold in more than 190 countries worldwide. Its unmatched off-road abilities have earned it a rock-solid reputation as one of the world’s toughest and most reliable 4x4s and made it the segment sales leader in more than 10 European markets.
The new 2018 Land Cruiser enhances this reputation with more modern and robust exterior styling, a more sophisticated, comfortable and higher quality interior, and improvements to its dynamic performance and user-friendliness, both on and off-road.
On sale now, the new Land Cruiser has a revised model range for the UK which for the first time includes a “workhorse” Utility grade, with a simple equipment specification and a choice of three or five-door body styles. It forms the entry point to a line-up that also includes Active, Icon and high-technology Invincible grades.
Inside the new Land Cruiser, switchgear on the new-look dashboard is ergonomically optimised and functionally grouped. The dash also incorporates (according to equipment grade) a large, eight-inch touchscreen for the Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia and navigation system, Optitron meters and a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information display.
The cabin has been made more comfortable with front seat ventilation, rear seat heating, and automatic climate control, and life has been made easier with the introduction of reverse-tilting door mirrors and a new smart key design.
Land Cruiser’s 2.8-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine is a 2,755ccm 16-valve DOHC unit which develops 175bhp/130kW at 3,400rpm. Matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, it produces 370Nm of torque at just 1,200rpm, and a maximum 450Nm between 1,600 and 2,400rpm. It will accelerate the vehicle from rest to 62mph in 12.7 seconds, and on to a maximum 109mph. Official combined cycle fuel consumption is 38.2mpg with 194g/km CO2 emissions.
The engine is also available (in the Utility version) with a six-speed manual gearbox. With this powertrain, maximum torque of 420Nm is available from 1,400 to 2,600rpm.
Acceleration to 62mph takes 12.0 seconds, while the benchmark figures for fuel economy and CO2 emissions are unchanged for the five-door and marginally lower for the three-door at 39.2mpg and 190g/km.