The Land Cruiser is an icon to millions of off-road enthusiasts and this tradition is set to continue thanks to a new Multi-terrain Select system. Toyota says this system makes it easier for skilled drivers to tackle difficult terrain, but it will also assist beginners to refine their off-road abilities.
There are five modes to select from and the system gives the driver guidance while automatically controlling power and braking inputs. The Multi-terrain Monitor also increases the driver’s awareness of the immediate surroundings and the intended path of the car.
The system is controlled via a colour display on the centre console, which - in addition to controlling all of the above - will also serve as an information display for the new angle gauge, traction-control operation at each wheel and differential-lock-operation screens.
The interior upgrades include new switchgear, trim fabrics and new interior colour schemes. The design of the second- and third-row seats has also been improved, so practicality won’t be an issue. Safety performance has been further enhanced through the addition of a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system.
The 3.0-litre diesel engine now complies with Euro5+ emissions regulations, but no output figures are available yet.