After Lexus unveiled the facelifted LX 570 last week, now Toyota has decided to show its revised Land Cruiser.

After Lexus unveiled the facelifted LX 570 last week, now Toyota has decided to show its revised Land Cruiser.


Work started on the exterior where there is a redesigned front grille with an aluminum three-bar configuration that extended onto the more upscale LED projector-style headlights. The fenders, bumpers and hood have also gone through a subtle nip and tuck while the side protection moldings and even the door handles have been tweaked. At the back, the refreshed LED taillights are now interconnected through a thicker chrome bar meant to make the model appear more posh.


As far as the interior cabin is concerned, Toyota has added more soft padding and they also increased the thickness of some materials to provide a better fit and finish. The dials and switches now come with a different shape and now the buttons and knobs have been reconfigured into more logical groups to ease access.


There's a new storage area on the center cluster along with a 12V outlet and a wireless charger for upper-spec versions. Toyota has implemented a new 4.2-inch TFT multi-information instrument cluster and if you go for the upper-spec versions there's a larger 9-inch display for the infotainment system which previously had an 8-inch screen.


In Australia, the facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser is available with a twin-turbo diesel 4.5-liter engine and a V8 4.6-liter gasoline motor. The diesel has received new injectors, updated mapping and a diesel particulate filter which has bumped output by 7 PS (5 kW) to 272 PS (200 kW) while torque has remained the same at 650 Nm (480 lb-ft).  The gasoline unit soldiers on with 308 PS (227 kW) and 439 Nm (324 lb-ft), but it now meets Euro 5 regulations and has gained a revised air-injection system to lower emissions and enable a faster warm up from a cold start.


In terms of safety and assistance systems, Toyota has added a new pre-collision safety system, lane departure alert, dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high-beam. Other kit available includes a blind spot monitor system (with rear cross traffic alert), a tire pressure monitoring system and a panoramic multi-terrain monitor.

The Toyota Land Cruiser facelift is already available in Japan and will go on sale in Australia in October, followed by other markets shortly.

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