2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota has officially unveiled its new 2013 Land Cruiser (European model shown), celebrating its 60th anniversary since its original launch in Japan and over 50 years of success in North America.

For the revamp, Toyota has given its decorated Land Cruiser a series of new upgrades, including exterior and interior styling enhancements. Along with that, the Land Cruiser now has a ton of new features as standard equipment that used to be options.

The aesthetic changes to the exterior include a new front grille and headlights with HID low-beams. LED daytime running lights were also added in addition to chrome side molding, new side mirrors and taillights. For the interior, Toyota has outfitted the Land Cruiser with perforated leather with ventilated front seats, higher gloss wood grain finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air registers and updated meter-cluster lighting.

With seating up to eight, the Land Cruiser has also received some enhancements to make it easier to access the roomy interior. The passenger-side’s second-row seat now features a one-touch tumble mechanism for easier third-row ingress and egress.

The Land Cruiser will be powered by a 5.7L V8 DOHC engine with 381-hp and 401 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission. It’ll come with 18-inch wheels standard.

Previous features that used to be options that are now standard include: rear-seat DVD entertainment system, color-matched rear spoiler, rain-sensing wipers, center console cooler box, headlight cleaners, leather-trimmed steering wheel, multi-information display, voice and Bluetooth hands-free controls, leather-trimmed shift lever and heated second row seats. Even better news, Toyota’s Premium Hard Disk Drive Navigation with Entune multi-media system and JBL Audio is now also standard.

Unfortunately Toyota did not announce any pricing on the new Land Cruiser.

GALLERY: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Gerry Gerry on Jan 12, 2012

    Is there going to be a diesel engine for Toyota trucks in Canada.