People all over the world who buy a Toyota Land Cruiser expect the SUV to be a solid off-road performer. With a new generation of the long-lasting model fresh from its debut, the brand has a new video showing what the latter can do.
The Land Cruiser has an all-terrain drive mode system that adjusts the settings of the brakes, suspension and engine. In the low frequencies, there are Auto, Sand, Mud and Rock settings. The high range offers Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud and Deep Snow modes. Switching between these setups is as easy as turning a dial near the driver on the center console.
While it is certainly not unique to the Land Cruiser, the new model also benefits from a ramp control system. When activated, it ensures that the vehicle accelerates gradually. This means that the driver only has to manage the braking.
Additionally, when using Crawl Control, there is also a turn assist feature that brakes the inside rear wheel on tight turns to allow for a tighter turning radius.
The new Land Cruiser front, center and rear locking differentials if you find yourself in a really sticky situation. You can activate them from the buttons on the center console.
The new SUV has up to 9.05 inches (230 millimeters) of ground clearance. The approach angle is 32 degrees and the departure angle is 26.5 degrees.
Power comes from a gasoline-powered 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that develops 409 horsepower (305 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. There is also a 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel producing 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
It doesn’t look like Toyota is bringing the new Land Cruiser to the United States. However, it is possible that a version bearing the Lexus badge will be available in America at some point.