2014 Toyota Land Cruiser review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 25 October 2013 , 01:10:11 byEmil

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Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser is a series of four-wheel drive vehicles produced by the Japanese car producer Toyota. The Land Cruiser series is the longest running series in the history of the company.  The production of the first generation Land Cruiser began in 1951 with 90 units, being at that time Toyota's version of a Jeep-like vehicle. The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon, and utility truck versions. The Land Cruiser's reliability and longevity has led to huge popularity which still goes on nowadays. And the company has just revealed all the details regarding the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser.

The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser benefits of both exterior and interior updates, as well as an engine upgrade and improved equipment. The vehicle features updated headlights with integrated LED DRLs, a new front grille, a modified front bumper with new fog lights, new rear lights and a re-styled rear apron.  Stepping inside the SUV, you will surely notice a re-designed center console, a brand new steering wheel and an updated instrument panel with a color LCD display. The best thing when it comes to technology is the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen multimedia system which includes the Google Street View. It is a premiere for the Toyota cars.

The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine outputting 188 hp and 420 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 3,000 rpm. It is linked to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Considering these, the new Land Cruiser is able to sprint from stand point to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.2 seconds (3-door version) or 11.0 seconds (5-door model). It has 214g/km CO2 emissions and it is fitted with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. The new Land Cruiser comes in three body types: 3 doors with 5 seats, 5 doors with 5 seats and 5 doors with 7 seats. The cheapest version of the vehicle costs £34,995 GBP OTR, while the most expensive reaches £52,495 GBP OTR.