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Toyota Has Big Plans for Frankfurt

August 28, 2017 lacarguy Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , ,

Toyota is working on some pretty exciting stuff, and much of it is going to be on display at the Frankfurt auto show. Anyone interested in the next thing that the automaker has slated for release should tune into the big event to find out exactly what’s to come. Toyota is going to show off a wide range of vehicles and special features, but the two items of most note will be very large and very small. Toyota has a special hybrid vehicle to show off, and an all-new Land Cruiser as well. Both of these vehicles are major advancements for the automaker and to Land Cruiser fans there should be something worth getting excited about very soon.

New and Improved Toyota Land Cruiser

An All New Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser is a massive monster of a vehicle that can handle off-roading like a pro. Not only does this huge SUV stand up to everyday use capably, it’s also one of the best options to consider when you want a luxurious full-sized family vehicle that can handle things like camping or trail riding. The only problem is that the current Land Cruiser is a bit dated, though it’s been refreshed. The new Land Cruiser that Toyota is going to be previewing in Frankfurt is a completely redone model that’s sure to pack in some exciting features.

The C-HR

The other big reveal during the Frankfurt auto show is the C-HR hybrid vehicle concept. This little beauty is going to focus heavily on an emotional looking crossover, that just happens to rely on plug-in hybrid technology. The main feature of this hybrid is going to be its look, but it will also be a capable little crossover that’s built atop hybrid plug-in tech, which is something to get pretty excited about. Unfortunately, it appears that the vehicle will only be available to buyers in Europe, and it doesn’t look like it’s coming stateside anytime soon.

There are a bunch of advancements coming out of Toyota, which is exactly why you’ll want to tune into the Frankfurt auto show to find out what they are and when they’ll be available for purchase.

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is More Rugged than You Realize

March 7, 2016 lacarguy Toyota Tags: , , , ,

The Toyota Land Cruiser started out as an all-utility vehicle meant for carrying out hard labor above all else. It was rugged, it was tough and it got things done. Today the Land Cruiser is a more pampered version of its former self. It’s larger, it’s more refined, more dotted with tech features and wrapped with buttery smooth leather. Don’t let that attractive exterior fool you though, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser knows how to get down to business.

2016 toyota land cruiser

They’re Engineered for Rugged Performance

Toyota builds its Land Cruiser for diverse markets. It offers the luxurious and high-priced models to customers in the United States who want to ride around in style and comfort, and it offers a more work-focused Land Cruiser GX model to customers in the Australian Outback, and to warzones throughout the United Nations. What’s exciting about the Land Cruiser is that both the luxurious model and the rugged GX are built on the same base and they are each just as capable.

The Serious GX All Business Version of a Land Cruiser

While you can’t get the Land Cruiser GX in the United States, it’s sold around the world to countries that are more interested in the vehicle’s capabilities, and less interested in its luxury features. It comes with a standard instrument cluster, vinyl floors, mostly black plastic on the exterior, steel wheels, simple cloth seats, all-terrain tires and basic audio and climate controls. It’s not designed for entertainment or for comfortable cruising, but for going over rugged terrain and bringing people where most other vehicles won’t go. The one feature that these vehicles come outfitted with that you won’t find on a dolled up American Land Cruiser is the snorkel air intake. It’s a tube air intake that draws in air from up above the roof instead of underneath the hood of the vehicle. This feature is to avoid dirt and dust that’s stirred up from off-road terrain and a major problem in desert environments and to keep water out of the engine in the event of a shallow river crossing.

Don’t Be Afraid to Go Off Roading

Just because you’re driving around a pampered version of the Land Cruiser doesn’t mean you should baby it. This finely crafted vehicle was designed to be used and abused and that’s what most of the world does to it. You can travel to out-of-the-way destinations, go through trails and drive along those sandy roads without worry. The Land Cruiser was designed for exactly this purpose, so celebrate its capability and its strength instead of ignoring it like many people do.