The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the few luxury SUV vehicles left on the market which still offers the body of frame construction, so it is civilized and comfortable on the road and it is also capable of going pretty much all the other cars out there can’t. However, the current model is quite old and even though Toyota updated it on a constant basis it just can’t hold its position against newer models which are much better on road models which is the main aspect in which people are interested in. This is the main reason for rumors to start circulating about updated Toyota Land Cruiser 2016.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser changes
Not too long ago rumors started to appear about a 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser which would be a brand new model based on a new platform. It is said that it will still remain a body on frame construction, so the off-road capabilities should be there. However, Toyota is most likely going to start using aluminum in its body construction as well as lightweight materials for the chassis. These would bring the total weight down to around 4900 pounds which would still be a major upgrade.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign
On the interior, the model is going to see upgrades as far as the design and the materials go. It is a high possibility that Toyota is going to work with Lexus in order to develop the Land Cruiser’s interior, meaning that it should be a lot livelier than before. Leather, satellite navigation, reclining and massaging seats as well as triple zone automatic climate control are going to be standard. Its exterior will also change but we don’t know just yet on what route it will go. We expect it to become more masculine and to receive more aggressive lines, but that’s about it.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser specs
Under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser there should be a new engine. The current 5.7 liter V8 on the other hand is likely to be kept. This offers 381 horsepower and 402 lb-ft of torque and together with its 6 speed automatic, it is more than enough to move the massive car anywhere it needs to be. However, later down the road the new Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 might also get a brand new engine choice which for the first time ever it might be a hybrid. This would most likely use a turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 coupled to one or two electric motors for a total power of more than 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. This would allow it to perform better than the current model while using a lot less fuel than before which would be an upgrade.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 price and release date
The Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 release date hasn’t been set but if we had to guess, the first quarter of 2016 would be the best choice. When it comes it will have old competitors such as Mercedes-Benz G-class, Land Rover Ranger Rover HSE and Infiniti QX80. The price will also not change with a base price tag of $80,000, making the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser one of the more expensive cars out there.