Toyota will unveil at Frankfurt it’s latest generation of Land Cruiser. With a heritage reaching back almost 60 years and with five million customers in 176 countries around the world, the Toyota Land Cruiser has become an icon of the 4WD market, its name synonymous with Toyota’s core values of quality, durability and reliability.

Bodystyle and powertrain

In the UK new Land Cruiser will be offered exclusively as a five-door model with seven seats (LC3 model has five seats with optional third row), powered by a revised 171bhp 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine with five-speed automatic transmission. A three-door model and a 4.0-litre V6 Dual VVT-i petrol engine will be available in other European markets, but there are no plans for these to be offered in the UK. Combined cycle fuel economy is 34.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 214g/km, improvements of 5.1 and 4.5 per cent respectively on current Land Cruiser performance.

Off-road technology

A new feature launched by Toyota in the new-generation Land Cruiser is Multi-terrain Select, which automatically controls power and braking to optimise performance for different types of off-road surfaces. At the same time, the Multi-terrain Monitor feeds real time images from around the vehicle from a network of four cameras to provide the driver with more information about the immediate surroundings. The new Steering Angle Display shows the position of the vehicle’s wheels and its predicted path, further helping the driver plot a safe route.

The Crawl Control feature lets the driver choose from five different setting to optimise vehicle set-up to tackle even extreme conditions with precision and control, without having to use the throttle or brake pedals. Crawl Control will also help the driver free the vehicle, should it become stuck in mud or sand.

Interior packaging

New Land Cruiser has a more spacious and refined cabin with accommodation for seven in three rows. The second row seats have a sliding range of 135mm and a more flexible 40:20:40 configuration, with reclining seatbacks. A walk-in, slide and tilt function gives easy access to the third row seats.

The two third row seats (an option on the five-seat LC3 model) are full-size with integral headrests and they fold completely flat into the loadspace floor when not required. The footwell floor has been lowered by more than 38mm for a more comfortable seating position and, thanks to the slide adjustment of the second row seats, legroom extends to more than double that in the current Land Cruiser.

The left and right hand seats can be raised and lowered independently, using the Toyota Easy Flat system; on LC4 and LC5 grade models this function is power-controlled at the touch of a button. Controls are handily located both inside the tailgate and behind the second row seats.

The flexibility of the seating is complimented by numerous, practical storage spaces, including a compartment with a USB port for simultaneous connection and charging of portable music players, and a large centre console box that can be fitted with a compact fridge unit.

Equipment features

Land Cruiser benefits from a range of high-tech, user-friendly systems to make life on board easier and more comfortable. The Smart Entry and Start system works in conjunction with sequenced lighting, and at the rear the tailgate has a top-hinged glass section that allows access to the load space even in tight parking spaces.

A multi-information switch on the steering wheel brings together several features under a single control, and the cameras used by the Multi-terrain Monitor also provide Wide-view Front, Side and Back Guide Monitors for easier manoeuvring in tight spaces and visibility at blind junctions.

Land Cruiser LC4 and LC5 models are equipped with a 14-speaker JBL Synthesis Premium Surround Sound System, giving 7.1 channel sound from compatible CDs and DVDs. It features an 11-channel, 605W Digital Signal Processing amplifier and, using the navigation system’s Hard Disc Drive (HDD), offers a “sound library” facility, capable of transferring and storing up to 2,000 tracks from CDs.

Grade structure and outline equipment specifications

New Land Cruiser will be available in the UK in three equipment grades: LC3, LC4 and LC5. Equipment highlights are provided in the table below, with additional features across the board compared to current Land Cruiser specifications.


LC4 (adds)

LC5 (adds)

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Active Torque Control (A-TRC)

Electronically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)

Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)/Active height control

Downhill Assist Control (DAC) with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Triple-zone climate control air conditioning


Seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag

Rear privacy glass

Seat memory package

ABS with EBD

18-inch alloys

Crawl Control

Active front headrests

Toyota Easy Flat rear seat system with third row seats (powered)

Multi-terrain Monitor

17-inch alloys

Third row curtain airbags

Steering Angle Display

Fog lamps

Leather upholstery

Multi-terrain Select system

Roof rails

Electric, heated front seats

Rear seat entertainment system

Cruise control air conditioning

Illuminated entry

Smart Entry and Start

Rain-sensing wipers

Climate control

Dusk-sensing headlights

Scuff plates

Auto-dimming rear view mirror

6-speaker audio system

Rear parking monitor


Front and rear parking sensors

Optional 3rd seat row

HDD navigation system

JBL 14-speaker premium audio

Preliminary technical specifications


3.0 D-4D

Engine type

Four cylinders in-line

Displacement (cc)


Fuel injection type

Common rail

Emissions level

Euro 4

Max power (bhp @ rpm)

171 @ 3,400

Max torque (Nm/rpm)

410 @ 1,600-2,800

Acceleration 0-62mph (sec)


Max. speed (mph)


Overall length (mm)


Overall width (mm)


Overall height (mm)


Wheelbase (mm)


Front overhang (mm)


Rear overhang (mm)



17 or 18-inch


245/70R17 or 265/60R18

Approach angle (°)


Departure angle (°)


Ramp angle (°)


Side angle limit (°)


Minimum running ground clearance (mm)


Wading depth (mm)


Combined cycle (mpg)


CO2 emissions (g/km)



Double wishbone


Four-link with lateral rod

Braked (kg)


Unbraked (kg)




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