Toyota is celebrating the Land Cruiser’s continuous evolution since 1958, when it first arrived in the United States, by unveiling the Heritage Edition.
Limited to 1,200 units, all of them aimed at the U.S. market, the new Land Cruiser Heritage Edition will debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show early next month before going on sale nationwide in late summer.
The new Land Cruiser Heritage Edition comes in a choice of two colors called Midnight Black Metallic and Blizzard Pearl. Dark exterior accents, 18-inch BBS wheels and vintage-style exterior badging separate the limited model from the rest of the family.
The cabin features black leather-trimmed upholstery with bronze contrast stitching, which can be found on the steering wheel, console, center stack and door trim as well. Completing the styling accents and ensuring that cleaning the interior won’t give owners a headache are all-weather floor mats and cargo liner.
The standard equipment list is generous and includes just about anything, from the ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel, to the four-zone climate control, with 28 cabin air vents, and keyless entry with push-button start.
All examples of the special edition Land Cruiser will get a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, voice recognition, satellite radio, Bluetooth, premium JBL audio, wireless charging pad for smartphones and more.
The Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driving assistance features is offered as standard, with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Sway Warning System, Radar Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic High Beams.
No changes were performed in the engine compartment, so the Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is still powered by the same 5.7-liter V8 as the rest of the lineup. It produces 381 hp (386 PS / 284 kW) and 401 lb-ft (544 Nm) of torque, and comes with an 8-speed auto.
The permanent four-wheel drive system, Torsen limited-slip locking center differential, 2-speed transfer case with selectable low range, as well as an assortment of advanced assist technologies, clever suspension and others facilitate off-road driving.