Toyota has been one of the brands with the longest history in the market and the same goes for its well-known model the Land Cruiser. Well, it seems that this Japanese carmaker has been planning to release its new off-road SUV as a 2019 model. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will appear as a big SUV with larger wheelbase, keeping some of its traditional and classic features, but at the same time undergoing some significant changes and enhancements. As far as we have been informed, the new Land Cruiser will use the body-on-frame platform, based on the newest Tundra model. Its chassis will mostly use the high-strength steel, but its body panels will also use some lightweight materials such as aluminum. That way, although it will get a stiffer frame, Toyota will tend to save some weight on this model and improve its overall performance as well as fuel economy. Other features such as its standard air suspension will be enhanced, too. When it comes to exterior design, the new Land Cruiser will mostly redesign its front fascia. The hood and the chrome grille will be reworked. Also, the headlights with its daytime running lamps will be more modern and stylish and use the LED technology. This SUV might also get a new set of powerful wheels. The overall styling will definitely be more attractive and sharper than before. This model will be a great competition to models such as the Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX.
Large dimensions of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will allow more space and comfort inside its cabin. There will be three rows of seats that will be able to accommodate up to eight passengers. The front seats will be electronically adjustable and offer options such as heating and cooling. There will be plenty of room for your passengers as well as cargo. The interior of the new Land Cruiser has once again been compared to the Lexus models. Technology will be significantly upgraded so you can expect a 9.0-inch infotainment touch-screen, but also some entertainment for the rear seat passengers. This model will also include safety features and driver assist options such as adaptive cruise control, traction control, ABS, a rearview camera, parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will probably keep using its 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated engine that is expected to deliver up to 400 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The other possible option includes a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will probably hit the market by the end of 2018, but the exact release date has not been confirmed. The estimated price of this model starts around $85,000. If the price is too big for you you can go with new Toyota RAV4.