The current Toyota Land Cruiser might be one of the biggest vehicles of the company as it is a full sized SUV. Besides being a big one, this SUV is all versatile as the company has covered almost all the parameters, be it from a great performance to alluring visuals and a premium driving experience. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will be highlighting all the wow factors of its predecessors that have made them successful over the years. Several car experts have tipped that a number of changes to be taken place in this upcoming Land Cruiser.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Performance and Efficiency
The company will bring some refinements into the visuals of this model while retaining its originality and uniqueness. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what various sources and experts have been able to source out so far.
The makers have been suspected of using a 5.7 liters DOHC V8 engine that will be able to churn out a torque of 401 lb-ft and 382 HP of power. There is no word on the availability of other engine options. A 6-speed automatic transmission system has been suspected to be mated to this engine. The transmission system will also have a sequential shift mode for a better delivery of torque and power.
An all-wheel drive configuration will be used to complement the off-road prowess of this SUV. A locking feature will be added to the Torsen limited slip differential which will allow the power distribution to be 40 : 60 (front and rear).
Its off-road capabilities will also be enhanced by Active Traction Control (A-Trac). With the improvements in its engine, this upcoming model is supposed to have a mileage of 13 mpg in city and 18 mpg on highways.
Redesign and Improvements
The existing Land Cruiser models have been pretty successful with the unique design that the company has incorporated in them. Expect the same for this new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. Improvements in its exterior visuals will be such that it will be more of evolution and growth.
The front fascia is definitely going to hold some changes as the headlights and grille are said to feature some modifications. The front bumper is suspected of getting some tweaks in the shape. Things are likely to remain pretty much the same on its side body.
Its rear fascia is supposed to welcome some changes. If this is the scenario, then the taillights are likely to be revised with a new design. There can be a little or no changes in its tailgate.
Changes will definitely make way into the interior cabin of this upcoming 2018 Land Cruiser. New arrangements for the seats can be expected; most of the technological features will be upgraded. Overall, the interior of this SUV will not fail to impress the buyers.
Estimated Price and Release Date
According to the latest rumors, the redesigned and better 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser will have its starting price around $80,000. While there’s no confirmation of its official release date, it might be launched during mid-2017.