The upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the much-awaited vehicles of 2024. For its previous-generation Land Cruiser, the company used a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8 engine.
However, according to reports, the latest model features a hybrid-assisted and turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The new powerplant generates 326 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque compared to the 381 hp and 543 Nm from the old V8.
The new Land Cruiser measures 193.7 inches in length and riding on a 112.2-inch wheelbase. It boasts a width of 84.2 inches including the mirrors and a height of 73.2 inches.
As per Toyota’s estimates, the latest Land Cruiser achieves a combined fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon, a significant increase over the old model, which had a combined rating of just 14 mpg.
It’s too early to judge how well the new vehicle performs off-road, but it’s packed with features to boost its performance in tough terrain.
The new Land Cruiser is built on the TNGA-F body-on-frame platform. It comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, full-time four-wheel-drive, and a two-speed transfer case.
It’s also got automatic limited-slip center differential and locking rear differential. For off-road driving, it has low-speed crawl control that handles throttle and braking, letting the driver focus on steering.
The Downhill Assist Control helps manage speed when going down steep slopes. With the Multi-Terrain Select system, drivers can adjust drivetrain settings for different conditions like mud, rocks, and sand.
On higher trim levels, there’s a Multi-Terrain Monitor showing images from various angles around the vehicle.
The Land Cruiser offers up to 8.7 inches of ground clearance and impressive approach, departure, and break-over angles of 31, 22, and 25 degrees respectively.
The new Land Cruiser offers many comforts inside, starting from the base 1958 trim, which includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. It also has an 8.0-inch infotainment screen and a six-speaker stereo.
All Land Cruisers come with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 technology, which includes features like a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and road sign recognition.
Toyota has not yet disclosed the complete pricing details for the Land Cruiser. However, during its debut in August, the company indicated that the starting price would fall within the mid-$50,000 range.