Toyota’s SUV and pickup truck range has recently received a number of significant updates. Along with the all-new Hilux pickup, the Land Cruiser Prado, Lexus LX 570 and RAV4 SUVs are among those newly upgraded models. The next in line will be the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 which is slated to arrive by the end of the year with several exterior and interior updates. Although this iconic model hasn’t changed much since the current generation debuted back in 2007, it is still regarded as one of the best choices when it comes to off-road capability, durability and performance. After the upcoming facelift, expect the long-lived Land Cruiser to offer a sleeker exterior styling as well as a number of interior tweaks.
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is most likely to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2016.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Updates
Official statements concerning the cosmetic changes on the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 have yet to be released. However, there have been a couple of spy shots hinting at what we might expect from the upcoming model. The front end will sport a redesigned bumper and grille, with the headlights and hood slightly reshaped. At the back, expect to see a restyled bumper, as well as redesigned tail-lights. As part of the latest facelift, the Land Cruiser V8 will be offered with a new set of alloy wheels.
Similar changes are expected to happen inside the cabin as well. The most notable ones will come with a redesigned dashboard and a new center console. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 will also be refreshed with new interior colors, chrome accents and other adornments.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Engine Department
Depending on the market, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 will be offered with a different powertrain under its hood. The U.S.-spec model will be powered by the tried and tested 5.7-liter V8 that delivers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Now, the European version gets the 4.5-liter D-4D diesel V8 churning out 286 horsepower. As for the long-awaited Land Cruiser Hybrid, it is expected to make its debut by the end of 2016. Needless to say, the hybrid-powered 2017 Land Cruiser will follow in the footsteps of several successful Toyota’s gas-electric models. Expect this version to bring impressive fuel economy figures without compromising the off-road capability for which the Land Cruiser has become renowned. More details on the hybrid version are expected to surface shortly.