2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Changes
Toyota plans to offer a number of significantly improved models for the 2016 model year. Some of the latest reports point towards an enhanced version of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8. Alongside this model, another Toyota’s vehicle has gone through a similar process, namely the 2016 Lexus LX570. These two siblings share most of their features but are currently offered on different markets.
As for the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8, it arrives as the most powerful version of the Land Cruiser family. Apart from offering the range-topping trim level, the V8 model gets the most impressive engine range as well. The new model arrives with several cosmetic changes, concentrated mostly on its front end. It gets a reshaped grille, new headlights, LED daytime running lights as well as a new front bumper.
At the back, it gets several tweaks but only minor compared to its front fascia. Besides the redesigned rear bumper, it receives slightly revised rear lights as well. The visual changes include new alloy wheels as well as some new exterior colors. Buyers will be able to choose from 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels, with two new body paints including Copper Brown Mica and Dark Blue Mica. Inside, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 has been refreshed too, with a restyled center stack, dashboard and a high-resolution central display. When it comes to safety equipment, the upcoming model offers Safety Sense P system which comprises a camera and a radar.
Thanks to these improvements, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 becomes one of the several Toyota’s models that offer substantial changes for the 2016 model year. Those include the all-new Hilux, Prado, RAV4 Hybrid, Tacoma, as well as the aforementioned Lexus LX 570.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Specs
The refreshed 2016 model will be available with two V8 units. The less powerful 4.5-liter D-4D V8 diesel engine generates 286 horsepower, while the gasoline variant comes as an enhanced 4.6-liter V8 unit. There have been speculations about the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 arriving with the mighty 5.7-liter V8 gasoline-powered engine that churns out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. However, the company still hasn’t issued any official statements concerning the future of this engine option. Of course, all dilemmas will be resolved once the model hits the dealerships.