The latest generation of the legendary 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a host of improvements and new features. The styling has been updated, many popular options now come as standard and the performance has been improved.
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser gets major overhaulThe exterior design of the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser has been brought in line with Toyota’s new ‘Advanced and Rugged’ design theme, most notably with the front lights and grille. The headlights are now HID low-beams along with LED Daytime Running lights. The front and rear fenders have been enlarged. The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is available with the additional exterior colour option of Pearl White.
Under the hood, the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a 5.7 litre V8 DOHC engine that produces 381 hp at 5600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. The V8 has advanced dual independent Variable valve Timing which helps to optimize power, fuel efficiency and control CO2 emissions. The torque availability has been improved thanks to the Acoustic Control Induction System which switches the length of the intake tract in 2 stages based on the RPM and throttle angle.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser also comes with a new 5-speed CRAWL Control feature. When the transfer case is shifted into low range, the CRAWL control regulates the engine speed and output to propel the vehicle forward or reverse at one of 5 low-speed settings. This allows the driver to focus on steering when traversing over extremely rough terrain and not having to worry about controlling the throttle or brake pedals. Another new feature comes in the form of an Off-Road Turn Assist. This feature pulses the rear corner brakes to help the car with sharp turns on rugged terrain.
Look for more information on the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser, including a South African release date, as it becomes available.