After few leaked photos, the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser was officially unveiled today. As expected, for the 2012 model year, the Land Cruiser receives exterior and interior styling enhancements. The exterior received an updated front grille and headlamps with HID low-beams, but also stylish LED daytime running lights, chrome side moldings, redesigned outer side mirrors and tail lamps.
For the 2013MY, the Land Cruiser will be available in seven exterior colors: Pearl White (new for 2013MY), Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Sonora Gold Pearl, Amazon Green Metallic and Black. The interior is available in either Sandstone or Black, and additional refinements include perforated leather trim with ventilated front seats, a higher gloss wood grain finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air registers and updated meter-cluster lighting.
Moreover, we find perforated leather trim with ventilated front seats, a higher gloss wood grain finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air registers and updated meter-cluster lighting. Under the hood, we find the mighty 5.7-liter V8 DOHC engine delivering 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm.
The Land Cruiser uses regular-grade (87 AKI) gasoline and is ULEV-II certified. The engine is bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fourth gear is direct drive, and both fifth and sixth gears are overdrive ratios. The 2013 Land Cruiser will come as standard with Toyota’s new Premium HDD Navigation system with Entune and JBL.
The system includes an eight-inch touch/spilt-screen with an integrated backup camera display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 14 JBL speakers including subwoofer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability (includes three-month trial subscription to XM Select Package); HD Radio with iTunes Tagging, USB port with iPod connectivity and control, vehicle information, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition, and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology.
Furthermore, the 2013 Land Cruiser comes luxuriously equipped, with standard features such as rear privacy glass, Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start that allows the driver to unlock or start the vehicle without inserting a conventional key; anti-theft security system; engine immobilizer; cruise control; power moonroof; auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors; HomeLink universal garage-door/gate opening system; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; heated, power front seats with driver's memory; and power tilt and telescopic steering column with memory.