The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser has a 60 year old reputation to live up to. With 10 million units sold since inception, it is no doubt one of the most dependable SUVs the world has seen. While most of independent car reviewers will admit that the 2020 Nissan Patrol is hot on its heals, the popularity is still in favor of Toyota.
Land Cruiser has become an integral part of people’s lives in virtually every corner of the globe, it is more so the case in the UAE where the idyllic desert landscape invites almost everyone to have a go at dune bashing every once in a while.
Toyota Land Cruiser VXR GTS Specs:
Engine: 5.7 Liter – V8
Horsepower: 362 Bhp
Torque: 525 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic
Seating Capacity: 8
A updated exterior design that feels powerful yet sophisticated, the Land Cruiser offers on and off-road functionality beyond most cars in its class. It is ideal to tour cross-country or taking on UAE’s rocky mountains, serene deserts and welcoming wadis.In the front, the Land Cruiser’s iconic grille retains its chrome tri-bar design but gets new LED fog lights.With new performance dampers, 20 inch alloy wheels and an enviable ground clearance of 8.9 inches, the Land Cruiser not only looks the part but plays it as well.
2020 model of the Toyota Land Cruiser gets a variety of upgrades, many of which are inside the cabin. In the GXR trim, you get a large 10.1-inch HD screen that puts all the controls at your fingertips.Where Toyota needs to improve is the instrument panel. It looks dated and has remained unchanged for most part of a decade.The engine start / stop button is conveniently placed near the center console. Climate control for front and rear is adjusted using the infotainment touch screen and frees up important space from the console.VXR GTS being the highest trim gets the optional 9-inch JBL audio & entertainment system with 14 surround-sound speakers, as well as 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment.Seating is comfortable for all rows of passengers with ample leg and head room for the first two rows. Occupants in the third row might be complaining of tight leg room.
Also new for 2020 Land Cruiser is remote engine starter app that allows users to start / stop their engines from anywhere they like. The user can also remotely open the trunk, determine location, and check up on driving history, engine temperature, and battery status.