With new models usually there are some changes, even small ones. Same case will be with 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, luxury SUV that is one of the most powerful vehicles in its segment. Its main advantages always were power, performance and reliability. When next model come to market it will offer some slightly changes on its design and some technology updates. Base engine will remain the same but the Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 could be available even with hybrid drivetrain, but right now it is just in range of speculations.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will come with just some minor changes on its exterior. Main differences compared to the current model will be those that can’t be seen, safety features placed under the “skin”. The new Toyota luxury SUV will feature lane departure, blind spot detection, 4-wheel traction control, anti lock brake system, vehicle stability control, and rear cross traffic. Front fascia will be retouched which means that it will get new redesigned front grille and front bumper with integrated foglights. LED headlights will come with LED daytime running lights and automatic high-beam lights. Sideline will remain same with noticeable chrome details and roofrails. Higher trim levels will be available with HID projector beam headlights. Inside the cabin the Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 will be luxurious as always. With bigger dashboard, soft-touch materials there will be available leather upholstery and powered and heated front seats for high trim levels. Interior will be fulfill with infotainment system with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and Wireless connectivity, four zone climate control, large touchscreen, and many more. There will be enough room for all 7 passengers, even on the third seat row. Large trunk can become even larger when third row of seats are folded.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2016
The Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 will come with same engine that right now push 2015 model. It is 5.7-liter V8 DOHC engine that delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be available only with 8-speed ECT automatic transmission with sequential shift mode that will transfer power from engine to all four wheels all the time. When adequate equipped, 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser towing capacity will be 8,500 pounds. There are some rumors about hybrid powertrain. If this come to reality the new 2016 Land Cruiser hybrid will most likely be powered by same drivetrain that we can find in 2015 Lexus NX 300h. It combines 2 electric motors with a 2.5-liter inline-4 petrol engine with Atkinson cycle that is able to produce 154 horsepower and 152 lb-ft of torque. This combination has maximum output of 194 horsepower which is good enough for „environment friendly“ buyers.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser release date and price
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser luxury SUV its official debut could have in the middle of this year while release date could be set for last months of 2015 or early 2016. Price is still mystery but with some new features it will be hard to keep it in 2015 model range. With possible hybrid version of Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 price could be much higher than $80,000 which is start price for 2015 Land Cruiser.