2012 Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota of Japan has released the first official photos of their 2012 Land Cruiser refresh, the first major update since the SUV first hit the market in 2007.

On the outside, the bulk of the Land Cruiser’s styling remains the same, but it does get outfitted with a sportier front bumper, new headlights with LEDs, new front grille with chrome accents, and the taillights got a slight revamp. Toyota also gave the 2012 Land Cruiser a collection of new tech goods including a multi-terrain monitor that utilizes four small cameras mounted around the vehicle to show road conditions on a screen in the dash.

Drivers will also be able to choose through a multi-terrain select system, modifying the traction control and brake settings on the Land Cruiser. Modes include rock, rock & dirt, mogul, loose rock and mud & sand.

Lastly, at very low speeds, the Land Cruiser can turn on a turn-assist function helping decrease the turning radius of the SUV.

Out in Japan, the 2012 Land Cruiser will be powered by a 4.6L V8 powerplant with 318-hp and 339 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. Pricing based on today’s conversion rates is around $56,500.

It shouldn’t be long until America gets their peek at their version of the 2012 Land Cruiser, we don’t expect any major changes from the Japanese variant.

GALLERY: 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser

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  • Theo Bien Theo Bien on Dec 28, 2011

    Absolutely nothing exiting about this car! Toyota has the ability to produce the most boring 4WD's in the world. Look e.g. at the New Range Rover Evoque, just to name one, but that's what an exiting (4WD) car lookes like in 2011 ! Maybe they should invest a little in their desigers department, Luckily technicaly they're still going strong and their credit comes with the reliabilty of their cars. I hope you can pass this on....... Regards Theo

  • Ahmas Ahmas on Feb 22, 2012

    Idiot you cant compare range to this, its like comparing a mercedes s class to a maybach.. the range is luxury suv but its like nothing like an suv, take it to deep sand duning it doesnt stand a chance to the land cruiser