Update: A new image has surfaced on the web, which is most likely a very well done rendering done based upon the previously leaked images. The rendering shows an unchanged side profile. However, what is actually interesting about the new image which is apparently from a Japanese magazine, is that it reveals technical specifications of the SUV too. If it is to be trusted, the dimensions of the vehicle have changed now. The length has reduced from 4,950 mm to 4,760 mm. The width has reduced from 1,970 mm to 1,885 mm. The height has reduced from 1,870/1,880 mm to 1,835 mm. The wheelbase is narrowed from 2,850 mm to 2,790 mm.
The technical specifcations reveal that just like speculated, Toyota has added a new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine from the new GD series of engines. To be precise, the engine’s displacement is 2,755 cc. It produces 177 PS (175 hp) and 451 Nm of torque, and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. In Japan’s JC08 test cycle, the fuel economy is rated at 11.8 km/l.
The facelift for the eighth generation Toyota Land Cruiser (J200/LC200) has been fully leaked by Instagram user Hamad1two3. The second facelift for the eight-year old SUV will arrive later this year in the world market.
The new front fascia has a polarizing design with new headlamps having LED daytime running lights, a newly designed grille that extensively integrates into the headlamps, and newly designed lower grille, fog lamp housing and smaller fog lamps. There are also new, sportier front and rear bumpers. Another change at the rear, is redesigned tail lamps with LED brake lights.
The facelifted model has a refreshed interior. The instrument cluster has been redesigned with sportier gauges. The centre console has also been redesigned. There’s a new infotainment system which requires less tinkering with the buttons. The gear panel also looks more upmarket now.
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser range may add a new, more affordable variant powered by the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine from the new GD series of engines, which is also offered on the eighth generation Toyota Hilux.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser – Image Gallery [Leaked Images]