The Toyota Land Cruiser 2016 is a niche vehicle for those who truly intend to take traverse those roads less traveled. This is the Japanese car marker’s longest running series, with its initial production having started way back in 1951. The Land Cruiser has always been an off-road giant, which has slowly evolved into a luxury vehicle of sorts, without truly losing its off-road prowess. In 2016, the iconic SUV received a makeover, which turned out to be nothing less than what you would expect from the king of the off-road terrain. Here’s a look at the different petrol and diesel variants available for this vehicle in the market.
Land Cruiser GX
At the price of the Land Cruiser 2016 model, it is worthwhile to know that it comes with a very powerful 4.0 L, 6-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission with 271hp/390nm. To go with this much power, the vehicle comes with a striking chrome front grill, halogen headlamps, body colored power side view mirrors and more. It can carry up to 9 passengers at a time and has the stability and safety features to go with it.
An upgraded model with a few add on features, the Land Cruiser GX1, is also available in Saudi Arabia. The wood grain effect dashboard trim and leather trimmed steering wheel, also with a wood grain effect give the right feel for luxury, while the day time running lights, front passenger air bag, 9-inch touch screen and 2 rear transverse seats only add to the entire experience.
A diesel variant of this model is available with a bigger and better 4.8 L, 8-cylinder engine, with 6-speed automatic/manual transmission. At a slightly lower price, the Land Cruiser GX Diesel is surely the right choice go if you love to take on adventurous journeys.
Land Cruiser GXR3 Moon Roof Diesel
Again an upgraded diesel variant, this automobile delivers amazing performance on and off road, with a 4.5L, 8-cylinder engine. As the name suggests, it comes with a power moon roof and stands tall on 18-inch alloy wheels. Accommodating up to 8 passengers at a time, it has features like rear seat DVD entertainment to bring luxury even to the people in the last row.
The GXR3 V6 Moon Roof and GXR3 V8 Moon Roof are the petrol variants of this model, with a 4.0L, 6-cylinder and 4.6L, 8-cylinder engines, respectively. The price of these Land Cruiser models for 2016 may slightly vary, depending on the engine and the variant but considering the features, the SUV is well worth every penny spent.
Land Cruiser VXR1
This is an amazingly glamorous beast with a powerful 5.7L, 8-cylinder engine, 8 speed automatic transmission, with upgraded interiors and 18-inch alloy wheels. With upgrades like cruise control, crawl control, pre-crash system, multi terrain selector, curtain air bags, side air bags, trunk liner, turns assist control and 20-inch alloy wheels, the VXR2 and VXR3 are higher variants with minor price alternation.
With so much power and luxury on your hands, you get to cruise on multiple terrains smoothly that you will not regret the price you paid for your Land Cruiser 2016.