Restyled Toyota Land Cruiser: increased performance and exceptional black finish – MotorsActu

With a heritage spanning nearly 70 years in the off-road market, Toyota's iconic Land Cruiser remains exceptional in its segment in its ability to combine unparalleled quality and reliability with off-road performance beyond the common and unparalleled levels of luxury, occupant comfort and prestige.

Available in over 190 countries – the most widely used of Toyota's existing models, the Land Cruiser has built on its unmatched off-road capabilities its solid reputation as one of the toughest and most reliable 4x4s around. , and established itself as the best seller in its segment in many European countries.

The new version, the 2020 Land Cruiser, builds on this reputation thanks to its powerful 2.8-liter diesel engine, the adoption of Stop & Start technology, improvements to the multimedia system, as well as to the entire Toyota Safety Sense active safety devices, and the addition to the range of a “Black” finish offering specific styling elements.

The 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC common rail diesel engine delivers increased power and torque. Maximum power increases by 27 hp. DIN 20 kW to reach 204 hp. DIN / 150 kW at 3000-3 400 rpm, while maximum torque increases by 50 Nm to reach 500 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm. Coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this system brings the Land Cruiser's top speed to 175 km / h and lowers acceleration from zero to 100 km / h to 9.9 seconds – a 3-second improvement over his predecessor.

In addition, the adoption of Toyota's Stop & Start technology reduces both average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – with a reduction of 0.7 l / 100 km, to 7.0 l / 100 km , and 18 g / km, to 192 g / km, respectively.

The equipment offered in the vehicle is taken to the next level with the adoption of an improved multimedia system. With increased software and touch responsiveness, a multi-information touch screen and a customizable Home display, the new system provides Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto ™ connectivity.

It also offers One-box search capability, 3 years of Map care connected services and OTA map updates. Connected services include real-time traffic information via the Internet, the online Google search engine, and other information relating to speed cameras, parking lots, fuel prices and weather.

The Land Cruiser now features the second generation of Toyota Safety Sense's suite of active safety technologies. These functions have been extended to include a Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) with detection of pedestrians at night and cyclists by day, and adaptive intelligent cruise control.

Alongside these technological innovations, the Land Cruiser also offers more style and prestige thanks to the special black finish which is added to the range.

Exterior features of the new 'Black Pack' on Premium trim include a chrome front grille and all-black rear trim, a first for the Land Cruiser family, black fog light housings, mirrors and door moldings, as well as clear rear light units. The interior is given a bespoke black finish in the center console and center tunnel.

No other SUV can match the off-road capability and power on the road that the new 2020 Land Cruiser manages to combine. Today more than ever, its solid presence on the road, its increased performance and its superior levels of on-board technology ensure its place as a top-of-the-range 4 × 4, a guarantee of a perfect balance between backpacking abilities, comfort and refinement.

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