The folks around the world who are buying a Toyota Land Cruiser expect the SUV to be a solid performer off-road. With a new generation of the long-lived model fresh off of its debut, the brand has a new video showing off what the latest one can do.
The Land Cruiser has a Multi Terrain driving mode system that tweaks the settings for the brakes, suspension, and engine parameters. In low-range, there are Auto, Sand, Mud, and Rock settings. High-range offers Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, and Deep Snow modes. Switching between these configurations is as simple as turning a dial near the driver on the center stack.
Gallery: 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser
While certainly not unique to the Land Cruiser, the new model also gains a Crawl Control system. When activated, it makes sure the vehicle accelerates forward in a gradual manner. This means the driver only has to handle braking.
Also when using Crawl Control, there's also a Turn Assist feature that brakes the inside rear wheel during hard cornering to allow for a tighter turning radius.
The new Land Cruiser front, center, and rear locking differentials if you get into a really sticky situation. You can activate them from buttons on the center stack.
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The new SUV has up to 9.05 inches (230 millimeters) of ground clearance. The approach angle is 32 degrees, and the departure angle is 26.5 degrees.
Power comes from a gas-fueled twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that makes 409 horsepower (305 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. There's also a twin-turbo 3.3-liter diesel producing 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
It doesn't seem like Toyota is bringing the new Land Cruiser to the United States. However, there's a possibility of a Lexus-badged version being available in America at some point.