Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs. To celebrate that history, the automaker is debuting the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off in a couple weeks. . For more gasoline punch, the 4. Easy to maintain and repair, its combination of very high strength and proven durability not only offers a high level of damage protection, but also significantly reduced body twist, allowing the driver to optimise both vehicle positioning and control. Every Land Cruiser is loaded with refined creature comforts like heated and ventilated front seats, leather-wrapped surfaces and four-zone automatic climate control.
The heightened luxury and sophistication of the new interior design has been further enhanced by new, white illumination for the instrument panel, centre console and door switchgear. Toyota deleted the running boards and chrome lower body side moldings you'll find on the standard Land Cruiser. The new Land Cruiser further enhances this reputation with new, more modern and robust exterior styling, more sophisticated, comfortable and higher quality interior design, improvements to its dynamic abilities and user-friendliness, both on- and off-road. Putting it all down is a full-time four-wheel drive drivetrain complete with a Torsen limited-slip locking center differential, plus a two-speed transfer case and selectable low-range. Mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain develops an impressive 370 Nm of torque at only 1,200 rpm, and a maximum 450 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. While the Long Bed and Wagon models are rare, the Short Bed version is extremely rare. Terrain-conquering prowess is enhanced with standard technologies like an advanced 5.
Using the Multi-Terrain Select system, the driver can match wheel slip control to the surface and driving conditions. Over the last 30 years, Toyota has taken the Land Cruiser decidedly upscale in the U. One of the engines that will find its way underneath the new hood will be a 2. It comes with an unique grille and exclusive bronze 18×8. Land Cruiser's off-road capability is rooted in high-strength body-on-frame construction and sophisticated double-wishbone front and four-link coil-spring rear suspension. Motivation is derived from a 5.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. The latter now includes heating and ventilation to the front seats. Overall, if looks like Toyota has some pretty impressive off-road offerings on hand. Behind a new leather-clad gear lever reshaped for greater comfort, the driving- and comfort-related switchgear are clearly divided into separate panels for ease of use. Refreshed for 2016 but based on architecture first introduced in 2008, the current Land Cruiser is , but needless to say it's getting up there in age. Chrome accents on the foglight surrounds and side mirrors join darker headlight housings to give the a more modern and slightly menacing look. Do not allow passengers to ride in cargo area.
The Land Cruiser currently has the longest running history in the Toyota lineup. The 2020 Toyota 200 Series Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is coming this summer in limited numbers. Many of the models on the show floor offer some claim to off-road utility, but few can match the which mates a long history of conquering trails with a variety of unique cosmetic updates. In order to protect the engine bay, it is sandwiched by the bumper sides. Aside from the wheels, you might also notice the absence of running boards and lower body side moldings.
In fact, the 200 Series Land Cruiser just won both the 2018 Baja 1000 and 2019 Dakar Rally in the stock classes! Those Land Cruisers doughtily crossed all the volcanic Basalt rocks that were under their tires. There are some changes inside as well. Having — and closely replicated its iconic badging — Toyota is now trying to liven up another fan favorite in its lineup, the Land Cruiser. Its rugged, simple sensibilities have helped to keep it in production for over 20 years. Available in either Midnight Black Metallic or Blizzard Pearl, the premium-luxury hauler gets some nice little exterior touches including a black-accented grille and a vintage-style Land Cruiser badge.
Otherwise, the only notable differences are a running board delete, giving the rig a more rugged stance. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Controlled via steering wheel mounted switchgear, the display features on-screen content including driving, vehicle, navigation, audio, driver assistance and warning message information. The mechanical components remain the same, which in the U. However, comfort and luxury are still plentiful, with black leather upholstery plus bronze contrast stitching. Wherever you want to go, Land Cruiser will take you there. The new Heritage Edition Land Cruiser will be limited to 1,200 vehicles for the 2020 model year.
If it sells out, that would amount to about 37 percent of all Land Cruiser sales in the U. The new Land Cruiser, scheduled to appear in Chicago, is a bit different compared to the ones from the Canary Islands. In 2013, this icon was transformed into the off-road flagship it is today. All models get black leather interiors with bronze contrast stitching and standard all-weather floormats. One obvious competitor here is the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, which is smaller and less expensive than the Land Cruiser, but still offers tech like the ClearSight Ground View to help you plan your line through rutted trails without issue. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is confused about its identity.
The 2019 Chicago Auto Show has no shortage of trucks and crossovers in attendance, including a variety of off-road-ready models to steal the limelight from the Land Cruiser. Note: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque pictured here. Equipped with a standard Trailer Towing Package, the Land Cruiser can pull a trailer up to 8,100 pounds. Here's to another 60 years of exploring. Go, order it right now and you may get the first one in late summer 2019. The Heritage Edition removes the cool box in the center console of the front seat to provide occupants with more storage options.