If you like to get dirty while driving a powerful off-roader, we must say that the newest Land Cruiser will be a great choice for you. Toyota has been preparing its 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid model for all those adventure enthusiasts and we can only believe that you will be more than satisfied with its updates in terms of styling, but also its excellent performance.
Although the Land Cruiser has never been known as an affordable or a fuel-economic SUV, it still remains one of the most popular and best-selling ones coming from this Japanese carmaker. When it comes to exterior, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser should abandon that boxy shape and a bit robust styling and appear as a more luxurious off-roader. It will be attractive and modern and some significant next-generation redesign can be noticed. Its rounded front fascia will proudly wear some distinctive changes and updates in terms of grille, bumper and headlights. The new Land Cruiser will stand on standard 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, but Toyota will also offer 18 and 19-inch ones on higher trim levels. It has also been said that this model might get a longer and wider wheelbase. Such larger dimensions will provide more space inside, but also promise safety and stability during your off-road adventures. We must admit that the new Land Cruiser will probably be better at handling rough and challenging terrains than crowded city streets, but the real fans have been familiar with that fact by now.
The cabin of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will be spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. It has even been compared to the ones seen inside some Lexus models, which simply guarantees that you can hope for some luxurious features as well. The interior will provide a three-row seating configuration able to accommodate up to seven or eight passengers. The driver will find a refreshed dashboard as well as a 9.0-inch touch-screen display with the infotainment system with some of the latest high-tech options such as JBL audio system with 14 speakers and a four-zone automatic climate control. Even the back seat passengers will get their own optional form of entertainment – a DVD player. The new Land Cruiser will also include numerous safety systems and driver assist features such as airbags, seatbelts, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, parking sensors, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.
The current engine choice shouldn’t be changed which means that the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will keep its 5.7-liter V8 under the hood. Such an engine delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque and it is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This model might also include some other options such as the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, but we hope for more information soon.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser should hit the roads by the end of this year or in early 2019. The price of this popular SUV won’t start under $80,000.
Competitors: Lexus LX, Cadillac Escalade, Nissan Armada, Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Range Rover Velar.