The Toyota Land Cruiser powers into 2017 with a new Invincible X grade model that combines the model’s famous all-road capabilities with extra styling features.
The new top-of-the-range specification focuses on the exterior, adding chrome door mirror casings, exhaust tailpipe finisher and rear trim details, together with contrasting black 18-inch Pinnacle alloy wheels.
The cabin features full leather upholstery, available in Masari Black, Ortaka Ivory or a two-tone black and brown combination. Equipment features include a Blu-Ray and gaming rear-seat entertainment system, triple-zone air conditioning, surround sound premium audio, sunroof and the Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia and navigation system.
Toyota Safety Sense active safety features are fitted as standard – in common with all Land Cruiser models – providing Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist. Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Blind Spot Monitor are also included in the specification.
Land Cruiser has consistently set the bar for off-road performance, maximising the benefits of robust construction, generous ground clearance (215mm) and approach/ramp/departure angles, and advanced technologies to ensure safe and stable handling, even on extreme terrain. It will wade through water up to 700mm deep and traverse or climb slopes up to 42°.
The Invincible X has permanent all-wheel drive and a Torsen limited slip differential in the centre diff, which can adjust the front/rear drive balance from 50:50 to 30:70 to achieve the optimum traction as driving conditions demand.
It is also equipped with an electrically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which optimises anti-roll bar performance to suit both on and off-road conditions, suppressing body roll and improving steering response. Its Multi-terrain ABS is tuned for operation on rough, off-road surfaces, while Multi-terrain Select allows the driver to select from four different modes which automatically modify acceleration, braking and traction control to suit driving conditions – Mud and Sand, Loose Rock, Mogul and Rock. Crawl Control – also standard – ensures challenging off-road climbs and descents can be tackled at “walking pace”; it can also be used to help free the vehicle should when there is a risk of becoming bogged down.
The Multi-terrain Monitor works with the Multi-terrain Select to give the driver a better view of areas immediately around the vehicle that might be hard to see or obscured from their line of sight, with cameras providing real-time images to the centre console screen. The driver can also monitor tyre and body angle on the multi-information display in the instrument binnacle.
The Land Cruiser Invincible X is a five-door model powered by a 2.8-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. It is on sale now, priced £57,880 on-the-road. In common with all new Toyota models it is protected by a five-year/100,000-mile warranty.