Archive for the ‘Toyota Land Cruiser’ Category

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Have you heard of the Patriot Campers?
Well, these guys are magicians. If you haven’t heard about them, here’s a little brief. The company was born in 2013, but it has already taken over the world by storm. Patriot Campers is an Australian company that has diversified itself into many branches. The company’s trailers are quite famous amongst camping enthusiasts. Patriot Campers even works on creating off-road beasts. The PCOR – Patriot Campers Off RoadRoad – division handles the mods on SUVs and trucks. A staple within this is called the Supertourer, wherein the company works on the Ford Ranger, the Landcruiser 200, and the Ram truck, apart from the LC79. The company recently posted a video on YouTube where they show us a custom-built LC79 right before its handover. Will this particular LC79 be any different from the other Supertourers?

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Combines Off-Roading Prowess and Exclusive Luxury In Chicago

The 2019 Chicago Auto is now in full swing, and the McCormick Place convention center is absolutely overflowing with new trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. Many of the models on the show floor offer some claim to off-road utility, but few can match the Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, which mates a long history of conquering trails with a variety of unique cosmetic updates.

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Toyota simply loves to celebrate important dates with heritage editions of its cars. Especially ones involving the almighty Land Cruiser (per my humble opinion the best vehicle on Earth, like ever). Revealed ahead of the official live debut at the Chicago Motor Show next month, the Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition celebrates 60+ years of the Land Cruiser in the US. Although the Land Cruiser 200 is a decade old, it is still very much at the pinnacle of luxurious world of off-roaders. The Heritage Edition did gain a few interesting differentiating touches, but in essence, it is still very much the same body-on-frame truck with a two-speed transfer case and selectable low gear that it was a decade ago.

During its ten year tenure on the market, Toyota celebrated a number of anniversaries and important dates with the Land Cruiser 200. In 2013, Toyota said that the “Land Cruiser is the Luxurious Descendant of A Proud 50-Year Off-Road Heritage” In 2014 Toyota said that the “Land Cruiser Luxury SUV Doesn’t Look A Day Over 50” In 2016 Toyota mentioned that the “Land Cruiser Celebrates 60th Year in America with Ultimate Capability and Luxury” And, finally, in 2019 – “Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Celebrates 60+ Years as SUV Icon”

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Toyota is lending a helping hand to a team of paleontologists from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis who are surveying an undisclosed site in northern Wyoming. The team of scientists, led by world-renowned paleontologists Dr. Phil Manning and Dr. Victoria Egerton, are in the area looking for fossilized dinosaur bones. Toyota is supporting the expedition by lending a pair of Tundra pickups and a Land Cruiser to help carry the scientists, their gear, and whatever fossils they dig up.

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is about as iconic as vehicles come, so it’s a big deal when something changes. For 2018 in global markets, the Land Cruiser is getting a few appearance upgrades and a redesigned dashboard – both in an effort to keep this go-anywhere, three-row SUV flying off showroom floors. Toyota debuted its updated Land Cruiser at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of its on-sale date later this year.

The Land Cruiser’s reputation is rooted in reliability and its rugged dependability in off-road situations, often far from civilization. It makes sense, then, that Toyota boasts about the SUV being “easy to maintain and repair” right in its press materials. You won’t find that in a Land Rover’s press kit. While easy trail repairs isn’t the Land Cruiser’s best selling point in North America where customers view it as a status symbol, many of the 190 countries place an extreme value on making a round trip when leaving the house. Of course, the 2018 Land Cruiser is more than just reliable transportation. It offers plenty of luxury and creature comforts, too. Let’s check out what changes Toyota has made for 2018. Perhaps some of these will even make it to the U.S.-spec Land Cruiser, as well.

Continue reading for more about the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser.

PostHeaderIcon 6×6 Toyota Land Cruiser Goes Off-Roading: Video

The Toyota Land Cruiser is without a doubt one of the greatest off-road vehicles ever made. It ranks right up there with the Land Rover Defender, Jeep Wrangler, and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen when it comes to prowess over unpaved surfaces. But even with so much natural talent, there are some out there who feel the need to take it even further. But what do you do if a lift kit, meaty tires, skid plates, and lockers aren’t enough? Time to go 6×6.

That’s the solution seen here in this one-minute, 23-second video. The star of the show comes from NSV and Multidrive Technology, which blessed the Toyota with an extra axle to handle the rough stuff. The result looks OEM in quality, not to mention incredibly capable.

The 6×6 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, which is supercharged to 398 horsepower and 364 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant mates to a dual-range, five-speed manual transmission. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you can also get it with a 4.5-liter turbodiesel and automatic gearbox.

Looks like a lot of fun. But for some reason, I can’t help but wish it came with the option for Hellcat power…


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The new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Facelift is a good-looking SUV and it is frankly still too fresh to modify. But in case you want to do it anyway, check out Wald Toyota Land Cruiser Sport Line, introduced at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Sport Line body kit offered for Wald Toyota Land Cruiser facelift is a massive thing. Then again, the Cruiser is a huge car to begin with. The package consists of a large chin spoiler up front with new LEDs and fog lamps, chunky fender flares complete with running boards, revised rear bumper with a diffuser insert and new tailpipes and roof and tailgate spoiler combo.

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Add to that list a set of extra large wheels and you end up with one unique SUV. Wald Toyota Land Cruiser has a decidedly Japanese look about it which may not appeal to everybody, but if you find the standard car rather boring to look at, it could change things for the better. Short of ordering a bespoke kit, you don’t have many other choices at the moment for altering the looks of the bruiser that is the 2016 Cruiser.

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PostHeaderIcon 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser – U.S.-Spec

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Following the debut of the new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser in Australia, the car is now unveiled by the manufacturer in its U.S. specification. New from the A-pillar forward, the Land Cruiser launches in the States with a fresh face and a 380 horsepower V8 engine.

The highlights of the new Cruiser’s design include the bumper, grille, projector-beam LED low and high beam headlights, headlight cleaners and integrated Land Cruiser logo, new taillights with light-tube design and LED brake lights, a new full-width chrome molding and a new rear bumper, plus 18-inch alloys with a new look.

Choosing the right version of this SUV is as simple as ever, because like its predecessor, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes in only one fully loaded model. Inside, you have a choice of brown or black semi-aniline perforated leather to go with the Deep Wood trim, but that’s about it for choice and option. The car also gets an upgraded Entune head unit with Siri integration, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and new Toyota Safety Sense-P system including Frontal Collision Avoidance, Frontal Collision Mitigation, and Lane Departure Warning.

Another new thing for 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is the addition of an 8-speed automatic transmission in place of the old six-speed. It is supposed to improve efficiency, but with ratings of 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway and 15 combined, the LC is still one thirsty son of a gun.

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PostHeaderIcon Official: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Facelift

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A new version of the hugely popular full-size SUV Toyota Land Cruiser has been unveiled in Australia. Although the car first launches in the land down under in October, this is the face-lifted Land Cruiser you will be getting in Asia and Europe, boasting all-new looks and a Euro 5 V8 engine.

While the profile remains pretty much unchanged in the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, the SUV comes with all-new lights and a revised front grille. Those are enough to give the old LC a fresh new look. The interior has been revamped as well with soft-touch surfaces, revised instruments and controls and other refinements, while the equipment level has received a through upgrade, with items such as air-conditioned seats and a package of advanced safety features including the ability to help prevent or reduce the severity of a collision.

The four-wheel-drive “King of the Road” 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser launches with a revised 4.6-litre petrol V8 engine featuring air-injection system and variable timing which make it Euro 5 compatible. It produces 310 horsepower and 439 nm of torque. There is also a turbo-diesel option, a 4.5 liter unit with new injectors, revised mapping and a diesel particulate filter, capable of developing 270 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. The latter also returns 9.5 litres/100km, which isn’t bad, considering the size and weight of the car.

Market-specific specs and details of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will be revealed in due course. But depending on the trim level, you get some new options such as Pre-Collision Safety System, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beam.

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PostHeaderIcon Revised Toyota Land Cruiser Launches in the UK

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Toyota announced the launch of a revised Land Cruiser in the British market boasting a new Euro 6 174bhp 2.8-litre D-4D engine. The LC is literally one of the longest enduring Toyota models of all time, and the new diesel unit only adds to its versatility.

Replacing the current 3.0 liter diesel engine, the 2,755cc, 16-valve DOHC engine offers improved driveability with better torque delivery, plus lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. You get 174bhp (130kW) of max output plus 420 Nm of peak torque. That is more than enough grunt for a successful school run, which is what this car will be used for, especially as the car comes with a new six-speed automatic transmission as well.

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The launch of the new model also heralds the return of the five-door/seven-seat Land Cruiser Active models, one of the most capable and practical full-size SUVs out there that is still capable of returning 39.2mpg and 194g/km. When it comes to the equipment though, you need some speccing-up skills to get the most for your money.

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Available from July 1, the basic Toyota Land Cruiser starts at £35,895 (three-door) and £37,695 (five-door). If you want the Toyota Touch 2 with Go including DAB radio you have shell out an extra £750. Heated front seats and leather door trims are £1,395 for the three-door model while the five-door gets the Active package which includes power adjustment for the front seats and triple-zone automatic air conditioning and costs £2,795. There is also a Safety Pack option (£2,635) and Protection Pack (£595).

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PostHeaderIcon First Look: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

Middle East, especially the Gulf countries, is the biggest market for the Toyota’s Hilux pickup truck and Land Cruiser SUV. That explains why the first leaked footage of the all-new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser emerges from that part of the world, revealing the car’s new face and some of its technical highlights.

Styling-wise, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser appears to be influenced to a great degree by Lexus SUV models. The headlights and especially the grille have become a lot busier than before with all sorts of fairly vulgar things going on in them. But we reckon that would go down well in the Mid-East market, and there is also the possibility that the Land Cruiser that ends up in Europe and America will have a different look.

Apart from the new face, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser also gets a number of revised body panels, one would assume for improved space, comfort, and efficiency through weight reduction. As for the engines, the V8 motor will most likely live on largely unchanged, while an improved V6 unit will also be offered. As always, the SUV will be incredibly feature-rich and as comfortable as riding on a cloud.

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