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2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Redesign

The new luxury 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will get facelifted front fascia and some cabin changes. Some people want a large vehicle to carry the family members while some are occasional off-roading lovers. There are some users who want a rugged vehicle that can carry cargo, passengers with élan and tackle rough terrains without a sweat.

However, that does not mean the model lags at urban driving. On the contrary, it can handle refined driving needs and pesky traffic of urban roads equally well. For the upcoming year, the new Toyota Land Cruiser has got redesigned.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser front

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser – Body Look and Roomy Cabin

The Toyota Land Cruiser stands as a stalwart in utility vehicles and its roots can be traced back to 60 years. However, over the years, Toyota has infused a liberal amount of luxury features to help it stay relevant to young buyers. Those who seek a luxury centric SUV may look at the cousin Lexus LX 570 but the Land Cruiser has unmatched versatility and durability to date. The chrome-laden front fascia evokes the look of the 1990s though touches of refinement are there. You get no trim though there are exterior color choices.

Inside the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser cabin is spruced up and leather trim choices are available. The cabin is roomy but third row is hardly suited for adults. However, the presence of hard plastic in the cabin may irk some users. The semi-aniline leather upholstery looks nice.

Safety Features

In safety, you cannot really find fault with 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. It gets active safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitors and the rearview camera. Toyota Safety Connect is similar to GM’s OnStar and offers stolen vehicle location, automatic collision notification, and roadside assistance. It is free for the 1st year.

Toyota has added several amenity and entertainment features in the SUV to cope up with steep competition. Standard features include JBL Synthesis audio system, premium leather seats, power moonroof, and rear-seat DVD entertainment setup. You get Entune infotainment system and a 9.0-inch touchscreen. Front row passengers enjoy heated seats. The cooled center console is a thoughtful addition as is HDMI input.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser interior

Engine and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 381 HP. This engine is clubbed with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and permanent four-wheel-drive system. The ride quality is superb thanks to the presence of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and Multi-Terrain Select.

These features make it on par with Jeep Wrangler as far as tackling extreme terrains is concerned. The nice thing is that on city roads, the cabin remains mostly quiet. For a vehicle weighing 8600 pounds, the Land Cruiser is surprisingly agile and accelerates fast. It reaches 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser – Price and Availability

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is priced close to $85.000. It will be made available for sale in mid-2018. Toyota Land Cruiser 2018 continues its glorious legacy as a versatile and capable off reading-centric SUV. However, now it gets more luxury features and powerful drivetrain. The few drawbacks like cramped third row and fuel hungry engine do not overshadow the plus points.

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