Europe is getting a refreshed Toyota Land Cruiser for the 2018 model year.
THE TOYOTA FJ CRUISER was designed for the USA market and meant to be a modern take on the original FJ LandCruiser... we can see the link. In profile, the vehicle looks different thanks to a taller front bumper plus realigned wing lines and bumpers, all on the same horizontal axis.
The Land Cruiser retains its single engine choice, a 2.8-litre turbodiesel with 178hp and 370Nm of torque.
Pick your Land Cruiser with 17-inch alloys and you now get a low-rolling resistance tyre, or there are high-gloss 18-inch rims, and new 12-spoke 19-inchers for maximum urban truck appeal.
There will also be a 2.7-liter gasoline engine making 160 horsepower and a larger 4.0-liter unit making 245 hp.
A new Touch 2 eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been introduced, while a 4.2-inch TFT screen is wedged between the dails in the instrument panel.
Occupants now have the use of front seat ventilation, rear seat heating and automatic climate control, while an electric heated windscreen, heated washer nozzles, reverse-tilting door mirrors and a new smart key design have also been added.
New safety technology from Toyota's Safety Sense suite of driver assists is available, but is fitted to high-grade models as standard.
That said, structural changes include a 60mm increase in length, with new-look elements including the bonnet, grille, headlamps, bumper and wings, improving its appearance and boosting off-road ability.
Japan's HiLux features a collision avoidance system with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning systems likely to make their way into Australian models. United Kingdom buyers will continue to be offered the 2.8-litre diesel unit only, producing 174bhp and 450Nm of torque - 420Nm if equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox.