Toyota and superior quality go hand-in-hand, and this is the scenario with their upcoming 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. The current version of Land Cruiser has been around for nearly a decade and still, it is enthralling its buyers. This model is preferred by most of the buyers across the globe who looks for luxury but also wants strong off-road capability.
The 2018 model from Toyota will also be designed with some extras and styling features. However, we don’t expect that this model will introduce radical changes as this model was updated for the 2016 model year with a new look, new transmission and more tech.
Well, there are split rumors about 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser in the automotive market. Some sources suggest that this model will carry on with the body-on-frame design of its existing model. But there are some other sources also which suggest that it will be having a unibody design. However, we believe this model will continue with the first scenario.
Exterior design of 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser
When it comes to exterior design, the new 2018 Land Cruiser will likely continue largely unchanged. It will feature its basic shape which debuted in 2008. On the other hand, it received some updates for the 2016 model year including bold, truck-like grille and refreshed lighting clusters. The new version should bring minor tweaks on the front and rear fascias.
This time also the makers of Land Cruiser 2018 will offer 8 seats for passengers. It should again be available in the single trim.
The model will feature top-notch materials and will also include plenty of high-tech features. Front seats will also provide long-ride comfort while the middle row will include heated seats.
This model will also offer the Entune infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, navigation, premium JBL sound system, rear seat entertainment, HD and satellite radio, etc.
Passengers and driver will also enjoy in four-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated seats, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and much more.
The model will also come with advanced safety features like lane departure warning, 360-degree camera system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, etc.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Powertrain Configuration
It can be said that the makers are planning to offer the present engine variant. It is 5.7-liter V8 powertrain unit which could see some improvements. This engine can now generate the power of 381 HP at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of blistering torque at 3,600 rpm.
Talking about its transmission, Toyota is planning to combine the powertrain with 8-speed automated gearbox and there will four-wheel-drive configuration.
The new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will also include other hardware which improves its off-road capability. There will be a two-speed transfer case, crawl control, hill start assist, multi-terrain select system, etc.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Price and Arrival
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is expected to hit the markets in the 3d quarter of 2017 along with a price tag of about $85,000.