Images of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX Facelift have been leaked on the Baniyas Cars Facebook page. The former would be India bound, and hopefully, so will be the latter, as Toyota reportedly mulls Lexus’s entry to India.
The sand dune mashing, forest trail slaying Land Cruiser now gets more expressive front end styling, with a bigger grille which spreads it chrome fangs into the headlamps. The front bumper is also all-new, with tiny fog lamps nestling inside their chrome surrounds, which are bridged by a slim air dam.
The sides don’t show much change, apart from the new, five spoke alloy wheels with a twin spoke design.
The rear gets a handful of subtle updates, the most notable being the slightly wider tail lamps, which now get the full LED treatment. The band of chrome that reads LAND CRUISER now completely bridge the tail lamps.
The 2016 Land Cruiser will get a newly designed, sharper center console featuring a new infotainment system with a larger screen. A newly designed steering wheel and a snazzier instrument cluster round off the major changes, along with obvious alterations to color and trim.
The Lexus LX
Along the Toyota, the big Lexus LX is also set a for a its third major overhaul, since its inception in 2007. Up front, sit Lexus’ trademark spindle grille, flanked by familiarly styled – read aggresive, headlamp clusters with LED illumination. Bumper work is profoundly aggressive for a full style SUV.
The sides get a bit of resculpting, while the rear gets freshly styled LED lit, 3D effect tail lamp clusters with some chrome roppings. New, ten spoke alloy wheels adorn the sides.
The interiors show a well-appointed dashboard, with a pleasurable mix of wood and soft touch materials, along with contemporary design elements that include the slim, LFA style HVAC vents, the Remote Touch controller, a new three-spoke, wood + leather rimmed steering wheel, and the signature, analogue Lexus clock in the midst.
The updated Land Cruiser and LX 570 will employ a more efficient version of the 3UR-FE 5.7-liter V8, outputting 383 horsepower and 546 Nm of torque. In comparison, the current Lexus LX570 makes 362 hp and 530 Nm of torque. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is said to replace the current six-speed unit, while 4WD will be standard.