November 4, 2015

Upgraded Toyota Land Cruiser arrivres on showroom floor

The revised 2016-model Toyota Land Cruiser has just gone on sale, the top VX Limited model carrying a $143,990 price tag, the "entry" VX at $121,990. You can tell the updated Cruiser by its reshaped grille, bumper, headlights, bonnet and LED tail light clusters.

The cabin of VX Limiteds have a new rear seat entertainment system with dual 11.6 inch monitors and two infrared wireless headphones. Rear passengers can tune into a different audio track or DVD sound from the front seat occupants.

So that's the important stuff. What about making it a better off roader? Well, not too much unless you think new 18-inch alloys with 285/60R18 tyres might help. 

The 4.5 litre twin-turbo V8 engine now produces an extra 5kW for a 200kW total and combined fuel consumption has dropped to 9.5 litres per 100km from 10.3. A diesel particulate filter has helped the engine achieve the EURO 5 emissions standard.

A new Safety Sense package includes the corporate Pre-Crash Safety System, pre-crash brake, automatic high beam headlamps, dynamic radar cruise control and lane keep assist. There's also a a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert and an emergency stop signal.

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