Most noticeable is the new front fascia that receives a generous serving of chrome elements around its more angular front grille. The chrome elements extend below the reshaped headlights as well and can be found on the lower grille and surrounding the fog lamps. Besides the new front bumper, the new Land Cruiser also receives a new hood design.
Moving behind, the facelift SUV’s tail lamps now feature new graphics and is linked by a chrome bear which bears the model’s name. Just below it, there is a ‘GXR’ badge – pointing at a supposed variant while on the other side, the ‘V8’ emblem is found.
This indicates that the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser would retain its 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine developing 381hp and 544Nm of torque although the possibility of other engine options is to be expected.
The engine features DOHC 32-valve with Dual Independent VVT-i EFI, aluminum block and cylinder heads, and is paired to a six-speed automatic ECT-i transmission with sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic.