The newest 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser comes to us with updated rear and front ends with a completely redesigned cabin which offers us a whole new range of features. What is special about this vehicle is that it comes available in only one trim level, which is actually extraordinary. It is rare that you get a truck, or any kind of vehicle in that matter, without needing to spend extra money on accessories that only the higher trim levels have.
The Land Cruiser made its debut back in 1957 and was introduced as a very impressive people mover since its introduction to the market. Its off-raoding ability has always managed to impress people and it helped it become the flagship vehicle of the company. Some modern versions have taken a path of adding some luxury and leather-wrapped elements which made the car become an even more higher contender in the market of today.
This year besides going for the aesthetic updates and bringing in more tech support on the inside, the car is going to go through a change under the hood. The mechanical department had some work done and besides an updated transmission system there are a lot of mechanical updates that keep the car stable and an overall better performance. The engine type has been carried over from before but it was a good options all together so no need for a change there. Study the review and find out more information about the latest 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser car.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior
The designers wanted to preserve the macho look so they kept to a mostly unchanged exterior design of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. With this though in their heads, they managed to introduce changes to the front fender area, the hood grille and the taillight. Thus the front end of the car has been introduced with some additional chrome which has been placed on the grille of the car. It actually extends from the grille to the LED headlights and looks great like that. There are two very tall power bulges placed on the hood now which is something that we actually do not appreciate and think it could do without. The front fender is kept with flat sides and non-existent flairs.
The back side also gets some chrome which is actually a full-width chrome piece that goes all the way into the LED taillights. This is perhaps the most noticeable change that the Land Cruiser has gone through in terms of the back side, but in fact there is a lot more which can be seen upon closer inspection. The roof rails are a standard addition to the car this time and add more capability when it comes to carrying additional cargo. The car is going to ride on some 285/60R18 tires that wrap around new alloy wheels. There is a full size spare one with a rim to match the standard ones included as well.
The previous generation of Land Cruiser had a posh interior but the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser take things to a whole new level. The Terra leather seats have many things to do with it as they come standard for every vehicle. The added saddle brown floor is a nice piece of equipment added and makes things wholesome and warm looking. Finishing the interior look is the added wood trim and chrome accents which make up the whole exclusive combination together. The dashboard design is similar to the one of the current vehicle but does have a decent looking update to it nevertheless. The steering wheel is also completely new and the center stack has a new 9-inch infotainment display which has a Toyota’s latest Entune system.
The center console has a gated shifter with two main dials and several buttons. Knobs are used to control the Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control and there are several buttons that control the center differential lock, traction control and hill decent control. Just in front of the gearshift is the USB port with controls for heating and cooling the front seats. The passengers at the back can enjoy the dual 11.6-inch monitors mounted to the front seat as entertainment Additionally, the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser adds 28 air vents at the back making even the back side nice and cool and ventilated which is not the case with many of the modern vehicles today.
The engine that it being utilized inside the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is the same one from before which is going to be completely carried over for this new versions. The engine in question is of course the 5.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. What is actually interesting to know is that the torque curve goes up to 3,600 rpm, with 90 percent of torque available at just 2,200 rpm. Despite the engine being old, the transmission is not. This year we have gotten a completely new gearshifter inside the Land Cruiser which will now use an eight-speed automatic shifter. It makes the EPA rating stand at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.
Price and release date
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to experience a bit of a price jump when being compared to the previous one. The car is going to be available for a base MSRP rat of $80,155 which is still an appropriate pricing for a vehicle like this one. The release date is set for mid-year so expect it after April. On the official website http://www.toyota.com/landcruiser/ you can find more interesting info on the car.
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