Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

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    Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser
    Left Lane News
    Aug 17th, 2015
    By: Ronan Glon



    Toyota has introduced the redesigned 2016 Land Cruiser 200 during a private event held in Japan.

    Up front, the eight-year old Cruiser gets a bolder look characterized by an oversized grille with horizontal slats that stretch far into a pair of redesigned headlights. The modifications go beyond the simple mid-cycle refresh, and the hood, the fenders and the bumper are new as well.

    Out back, the Land Cruiser benefits from revised LED tail lamps and an updated bumper. Additional alloy wheel designs and two new paint colors called Copper Brown and Onyx Blue, respectively, round out the major exterior updates.

    Buyers can order the Cruiser with a less rugged-looking front fascia that features a deeper bumper with a thin strip of chrome trim. The less aggressive front end was primarily designed for high-volume markets such as the Middle East, and it will most likely not be offered in the United States.

    The interior updates are more minor. They include a new-look instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch LCD screen, a refreshed four-spoke steering wheel and the latest generation of Toyota's touch screen-based infotainment system.

    In Japan, the Land Cruiser is available with a long list of electronic driving aids including a pre-collision warning system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and a lane departure warning system. Whether the U.S.-spec model will gain similar features is up in the air.

    Toyota has not made any major mechanical modifications.
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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    I read quickly but not even the 8AT?

    If they got the price down a bit and did some more rugged product image marketing they might see more growth for the LC in a market like the US (not that it's primarily intended for here anyway). But in the US it's nearly the price of the more lavish Lexus LX so.....

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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    I read quickly but not even the 8AT?

    If they got the price down a bit and did some more rugged product image marketing they might see more growth for the LC in a market like the US (not that it's primarily intended for here anyway). But in the US it's nearly the price of the more lavish Lexus LX so.....

    I believe the LC is "bonkers" expensive EVERYWHERE not just in the USA

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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    I believe the LC is "bonkers" expensive EVERYWHERE not just in the USA
    I don't mean that it's paticularly "cheap" anywhere, but there are much lower end versions elsewhere. You can buy them with a V-6 or smaller V-8 than the sole 5.7L that we have, plus that diesel V-8 which probably is priced similarly to the 5.7L (I wouldn't know). At least the current LC used to offer these things.

    Like this one:


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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    I read quickly but not even the 8AT?
    Motor Authority said yes, Left Lane said no, so........

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    If they got the price down a bit and did some more rugged product image marketing they might see more growth for the LC in a market like the US (not that it's primarily intended for here anyway). But in the US it's nearly the price of the more lavish Lexus LX so.....
    That's the problem. I've always liked Land Cruisers for what they are, but STARTING at $80k, that's a tough sell - and the sales figures reflect it.
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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Why does GM not challenge this pig?

    Just some little tweaks to this and they would be in business.

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    Its so annoying to see them everywhere in Africa.

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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    Why does GM not challenge this pig?
    Probably for the same reason they refuse to build a Raptor competitor.
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    Re: Toyota introduces updated JDM-spec 2016 Land Cruiser

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    That's the problem. I've always liked Land Cruisers for what they are, but STARTING at $80k, that's a tough sell - and the sales figures reflect it.
    Yes, particularly as Toyota now prices it quite near the base LX. About 4K separates the two in fact. That makes the Lexus an easy decision for many, I'm sure. And if the LC is supposed to be more of a connoisseur's truck in a market like the US, Toyota could do a better of that too. Offer more distinctive aesthetic packages, a TRD Pro too. A TRD Pro wouldn't have development costs that high and I'm sure it'd do fine in the ME, which keeps the cost risk low. The LC does quite well in the ME as I recall. Toyota also sells the LC with a diesel V-8, and I think that would have an abnormally high take rate in, say, the US, where that appeals to the niche that buys this thing. And Toyota TRD has that supercharger for the 5.7L? Couldn't they make a nice penny off of selling that in a 10K package with TRD brakes, etc? This is not a high volume vehicle for the US but most of what I'm suggesting is regarding equipment already developed.

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    Why does GM not challenge this pig?

    Just some little tweaks to this and they would be in business.

    Its so annoying to see them everywhere in Africa.
    They could/should with a Yukon.

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