You can go anywhere in the new Toyota Land Cruiser, an imposing SUV with the refinement of a coupé. In spite of its large capacity and outstanding off-road ability, this is a cleverly designed and comfortable car, and it’s also the most durable Land Cruiser model yet making it a top rival for the likes of the Mitsubishi Shogun, Volkswagen Touareg, Mercedes GLE and Audi Q7.
From whichever angle you look at it, the new Toyota Land Cruiser is impressive. Its face is characterised by a new over-sized bumper with built-in fog lights. These help you to see in tough conditions, and the lower section of the bumper has been shortened to ensure the car’s off-road ability has not been compromised. The grille has also been redesigned, with chrome and silver vertical bars giving the vehicle an elegance that belies its size.
Inside, you’ll find the ideal blend of comfort and pragmatism. Toyota’s Easy Flat seating lets you fold the third row seats electronically, enhancing your storage space while ensuring you can still fit the whole family.
You can choose from an impressive range of models with a variety of technological additions, including surround sound audio and a DVD entertainment system.
Automatic air conditioning lets you keep the temperature at the perfect level throughout your trip.
The car’s off-road ability is enhanced by the latest driver assistance systems, like Crawl Control, which alters the Land Cruiser’s settings to suit the terrain you are driving through. Multi-terrain Select gives you even more control over these settings, while the balance of four-wheel drive, and smoothness of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, ensures a comfortable journey every time.
For a formidable SUV, the new Toyota Land Cruiser packs a punch. It is fitted with a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine, which can be matched with five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and offers CO2 emissions of just 190-194/km. And with fuel economy as high as 34.9mpg on the combined cycle, cruising through the country has never been more cost-effective.