Toyota launch overhauled 2014 Land Cruiser

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:00
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IMPROVED: New Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota’s Land Cruiser will benefit from styling, interior and handling improvements for the 2014 model year, it has been announced.

Led by a distinctive new frontal treatment with deeper front bumper, heritage-inspired grille and new light clusters, changes are primarily design-centric.

Revised rear lamp units and new alloy wheel designs are further key exterior changes, while interior modifications are even more plentiful.

An overhaul of the interior trim has been designed to boost quality, while a dashboard rehash has seen a new control panel, information display screen and Optitron meters added.

The second and third-row seats have been revised for easier access, while safety features have been boosted with the addition of Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Toyota claim handling and ride comfort has been enhanced by suspension adjustments, and the 188hp 3.0litre turbodiesel engine now meets Euro5 emissions standards.

The engine offers 420Nm of torque from 1,600 to 3,00rpm, achieving 0-62mph acceleration in 10.2seconds and 11.0seconds for the three-door and five-door respectively.

Meanwhile, CO2 emissions have been reduced slightly to 209 and 214g/km for the three and five-door models respectively.

Full details of the UK model range, specifications and prices will be announced shortly ahead of its introduction early next year.

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