There are many SUV models on the road these days but few have as impressive lineage as the new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. Its roots can be traced back to 1951. Over the years, several versions of the model have been made and in some markets, including Australia, its popularity leaves rivals biting the dust.
The Japanese car giant has taken veils off the upcoming version of Land Cruiser. It has received some styling updates and amenities have also been enhanced to a large extent.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – Macho Exterior Styling and a Bulbous Shape
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is an enticing SUV that offers macho exterior styling and a bulbous shape. The LED headlamps are new and the grille has also been revamped to an extent. The removable side steps are there and a lot of chrome accents have been used on the body. You may not be able to understand that the upcoming vehicle is longer and this has led to a bigger body and cabin. It is sold in a single trim and customization choices are also rather limited. The SUV is sold in colors like blue onyx pearl, brandy wine mica, midnight black metallic, classic silver metallic, and magnetic gray metallic.
The cabin of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is steeped in luxury and it is quite spacious. So, tall adults will not find it hard to sit even for long journeys. The dashboard also gets a stylish makeover- adding to the oomph. You get three interior color schemes to pick from- Premium Beige, Brown and Black and Black. Seven to eight passengers can be accommodated in the cabin and only a few plastic parts are there. Behind its third row, you get 16.1 cubic feet. It can be enhanced to 82 cubic feet with two rows of seats folded neatly. The seats are wrapped in semi-aniline leather upholstery. The center console has a cooler box to keep water bottles or beverages.
Toyota has been revamping the safety technologies in all its vehicles of late and the upcoming 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is also getting its share. You get a number of airbags, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. There are Parking sensors, active headrests to diminish whiplash injury and automatic high beams. You also get a rearview camera included. Toyota has also packed in dynamic radar cruise control, Tire Pressure Monitor System and blind spot monitors. The only thing missing is active lane keep assist.
Despite the off-roading prowess and rugged build of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser, it does not skimp on amenities. In fact, it is one of those rare SUVs that balance rugged build with luxurious features. It gets laden with LED projector-beam headlamps, LED fog lights, Power tilt/slide moonroof, 18-in. alloy wheels, Roof rack, and underbody skid plates.
The cabin gets four-zone automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with 9-inch display, heated front seats, JBL audio system with 14 speakers and leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel. You can opt for a backseat entertainment system which has two 11.6-inch screens. There is provision for wireless mobile device charging, remote keyless entry, and 12 Volt auxiliary power outlets.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – Engine Offers
Toyota offers the only engine for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. The 5.7-litre turbocharged diesel engine churns out 381 hp. The fuel economy, however, is where it lags behind most segment rivals. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox unit. Towing capacity is 8100 pounds. Ride quality is decent owing to Toyota’s deployment of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. It excels at handling rough roads. The Crawl Control system works especially nice on rocky terrains and sand. It is equipped with a multi-terrain select system with modes like Rock, sand and mud.
Price and Availability
The expected price of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is $85.000. Exact release date is unclear but it may be unveiled in late 2018.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a rugged SUV that is ready to conquer off roads but also gets enough luxury features. The cabin is large and laden with amenities. Toyota also deserves applauds for packing in enough advanced safety features. Of course, it is not an SUV for buyers with modest budgets but you get plenty of features and good performance for the price tag.