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Toyota refreshes Land Cruiser with new transmissions and torque

TOYOTA’S Land Cruiser has been refreshed, with new manual and automatic transmissions, more power and torque plus improved specification.

High-spec models will have a more sophisticated sat-nav system, with Electronic Traffic Avoidance, while cruise control will be standard across the range.

All Land Cruisers will have a front passenger seatbelt indicator on the dashboard, while LC3 will gain a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, plus wood inserts in the cabin. The old entry-level LC2 has been deleted.

The top-selling 3.0 D-4D common rail diesel engine has marginally more power than before at 164bhp, but torque is increased by 20% from 253lb-ft at 1,600rpm to 302lb-ft at 2,000rpm.

Fuel consumption is improved to 31.0mpg on the combined cycle for the new six-speed manual and 31.4mpg for the five-speed automatic.

Detail adjustments to the 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine – which sells slowly in the UK – are also expected to yield better fuel consumption figures.

Pricing for the revised Land Cruiser starts at £26,995 on the road for the manual LC3, rising to £37,897 for the LC5 4.0 V6.

  • Toyota is offering a power boost for the Hilux Invincible with an approved aftermarket power upgrade, increasing power from 102bhp to 128bhp and torque from 192lb-ft to 221lb-ft. The chip upgrade costs £595, excluding VAT and fitting.
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