Following the unveiling of the JDM Land Cruiser, Toyota has released details about the US-spec model.
In terms of styling, the facelifted SUV is distinguished by a new front bumper, a revised grille and modified headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. There's also redesigned mirrors, additional chrome trim and new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin has been upgraded with perforated leather seats, high-gloss wood trim and metallic accents. New standard equipment includes a rear-seat entertainment system, a 14-speaker JBL audio system and an Entune infotainment system with GPS navigation.
Power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 381 hp (284 kW / 386 PS) and 401 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system which enables the model to return an estimated 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway (US).
To improve the Land Cruiser's off-road capability, Toyota installed a Multi-Terrain Select system which adjusts the amount of wheel slip that is allowed. There's also a new five-speed CRAWL Control system that "regulates engine speed and output to propel the vehicle forward or in reverse" in difficult terrain when the transfer case is shifted into low range.
Check out the press release for additional information