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Toyota Celebrates 60 Years of Its Land Cruiser

Toyota’s amazing Land Cruiser has been around for over 60 years. It’s nearer to 70 years should you embrace the 1951 BJ. That car grew to become the Land Cruiser just a few years later, and it’s been Toyota’s dependable go-anyplace machine ever since. To have fun that historical past, the automaker is debuting the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition forward of the Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off in a pair week.

The bronze 18-inch BBS wheels are probably the very first thing you’ll discover, that are unique to the Heritage Edition. The SUV’s large grille receives black accents, together with the headlight and fog gentle housings up entrance within the type of darkened chrome surrounds. The aspect mirror trim gets the same darkened therapy, and classic-themed Land Cruiser exterior badging adorns the aspect. Except for the wheels, you may also discover the absence of working boards and decrease physique aspect moldings. Toyota removes them on the Heritage Edition to “complement its goal-constructed overlanding focus.”

There are some modifications inside as correctly. Black leather-trimmed upholstery with bronze distinction stitching is the one color choice, and it may be discovered in all places. Particular all-climate flooring mats and cargo liner are a part of the bundle, and when you’re hoping for a 3-row model you’ll want to stay with the usual mannequin; Toyota will solely provide the Heritage Edition as a five-passenger SUV. It can additionally only be supplied in two exterior colors – Midnight Black Metallic or Blizzard Pearl.

The mechanical elements stay the identical, which within the U.S. means a 5.7-liter V8 producing 381 horsepower (284 kilowatts) funneled to a full-time 4WD system using an eight-velocity automated. The Land Cruiser acquired a significant refresh for the 2018 model, so adjustments beneath the pores and skin aren’t anticipated within the close to future. The brand new Land Cruiser Heritage Edition can have its public debut on the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Solely 1,200 will likely be constructed, with gross sales starting later this summer season.