The new 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser will recieve a series of updates, including revised exterior and interior styling as well as an updated engine, now compliant with Euro 5+ emissions testing.
Biggest changes are at the front end. Toyota has given the Land Cruiser a cleaner and more aggressive look with a prominent five-bar vertical grille and a redesigned the headlamp cluster with integrated daytime running lights. The entire structure of the front end has been set higher, making it less vulnerable to damage when off-roading. Round the back, the taillights have also been restyled and the Land Cruiser is now available with new 17 and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
Inside, the interior has been decked out with a new dashboard and additional controls for its on and off-road settings. Set between the updated dials is a new 4.2-inch colour screen, informing the driver of vehicle settings such as the traction control system, angle gauge and differential locks. The interior also sees a new black and wood grain finish and improved access to the third row of seating, while the seven-inch infotainment screen in the centre console remains.
Changes have also been made to increase vehicle stability and passenger comfort with a reengineered suspension setup. Land Cruisers fitted with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System benefit from thicker front anti-roll bars for increased vehicle control.
The 188bhp 3.0-litre engine is the same motor you’ll find in the current Land Cruiser but it’s been modified to lower CO2 emissions from 214g/km to 209g/km to help meet Euro 5+ emission standards.
Prices and specifications are yet to be announced but more information is expected prior to the launch of the Land Cruiser in early 2014.