Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese automaker, is planning to launch a bunch of new cars in the next 12-18 months. One of those products will be the new Toyota Land Cruiser facelift that will soon go on sale in the global markets. While, it’s Indian launch will take place sometime in 2016. Just like the existing model, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser will be brought to India as CBU (completely built up).
Seen here’s the spyshot of a new top-end ‘VX.S’ variant of the SUV that features a lower bumper set, large alloy rims and side sill extensions. Unlike the Land Cruiser GX.R trim that wears front bumper with a nameplate embossed chrome bumper guard, the VX.S variant gets an additional bumper with chrome accent. Features on offer could be an all-new four-spoke steering wheel, new dashboard trims, center console with a larger touchscreen infotainment display and revised gear selector and floor console.
The top-end VX.S Land Cruiser will be powered by a 5.7-litre Dual VVT-I V8 petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 362bhp and 540Nm of torque. Transmitting power to the wheels will be a 6-speed automatic transmission. Whereas, the lower variant will be offered with a 4.6-litre V8 petrol and a 4.5-litre, four-cylinder V8 diesel engines. The latter one delivers a maximum power output of 261.49bhp at 3,400rpm and 650Nm of torque between 1,600rpm – 2,600rpm. A new ‘GD’ 2.8-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine might also be on offer.
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