Toyota unveiled their revised Land Cruiser range in Namibia this week. Highlights include a beefier front-end, new alloy wheels and interior refinements. The headlights were redesigned and if you look closely, you’ll spot Land Cruiser branding above the indicator lenses.
New technology like blind-spot monitoring has been rolled out too. And the tail-light clusters were redrawn; with clear lenses and red accents. Two new colours were thrown into the mix; Liquid Bronze Metallic and Midnight Blue Metallic. Two specification levels are on offer, the TX and the more generously-equipped VX.
Two engines are available; both the same proven mills carried over from the previous version. First is the V6 petrol with 202kW and 381Nm of torque. Next is the 3-litre turbocharged diesel derivative with 120kW and 400Nm. Both are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
Most significantly, the Land Cruiser has Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which promises better handling and ride comfort. The VX models have height-adjustable air suspension. And trailer sway control is standard across the range.
Prices start at R632 200 for the TX petrol. The middle-range VX petrol is R728 200. And the range-topping VX diesel is R742 400.