2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Celebrates The 4×4’s Beginnings

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.

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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.

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  • cbATL

    This hood has a nice “landing strip”.

    • Bash

      They could’ve utilized it for one scoop.

      • Ben

        Toyota trucks don’t have scoops…functional ones that is.

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    C’mon toyota, just redesign the whole thing

    • TheHake

      No.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        -ford fangirl

  • Dylan Wentworth

    I’m sure that offroad capability will come in handy in the Neiman Marcus parking lot.

    • Ben

      No, the Lexus ISF was designed for the Neiman Marcus runs.

  • FordMopar

    Nothing exclusively about this. Same engine from Tundra’s? At least make it over 425 hp! With $85K price tag and over, this body screams $45K and has an awful Chinese-like knock off front end look to it. Ughh…

    • Ben

      1) What large SUV has its very own bespoke engine?! Toyota is known for making arguably the most reliable and bullet proof engines in the industry, why not use something that has already had extensive R&D?
      2) Why do you need 425hp in an SUV? Who exactly are we racing in a 6,000lbs offroader? Trucks are all about torque, HP is more important for cars.
      3) Its not designed to woo your boo. If you’d like a show stopper, Velar and Aviator are the unibody utility vehicles you’re looking for.
      4) Looks are subjective and your opinion on that is just as good as mine.

      • FordMopar

        Lincoln Navigator has 450hp/510 lbs of torque. Expedition has either 375 or 400hp (trim levels) of same engine. That’s how it should be done. Yes, for the price, it needs to be flashy AF! It’s like taking a 4Runner and mark it at 85 grand. Not even flashy at all. Nothing about Land Cruiser screams 85 grand.

        • Bob

          No, there’s a large enough market of people who don’t want chintsy cars. This serves a purpose and serves it very well; there’s a reason the Land Cruiser usurped Land Rover in a few markets around the world. If you want flash, get a Navigator.

        • TheHake

          You are missing the point of a Land Cruiser. COMPLETELY.

          • FordMopar

            It’s a legendary off roader. I get that. I’m not dumb. Range Rover is also a legendary off roader. I’ll take RR over LC any day.

          • TheHake

            For driving around town yes, but not for taking into the bush. Range Rover reliability is not good.

          • FordMopar

            They got money. They usually change vehicles every few years. I don’t think they’re worried about quality, etc.

        • Ben

          Hey, if you buy your vehicles so other people know you’ve got(had) money to blow, that’s your opinion and I’ve got no right to tell you otherwise. However, I think you can see by the amount of replies that many of us would rather spend money on engineering quality and ability. We’re not enamored with vehicles that “scream” how much we took a loan out for.

          With all do respect, the Navigator is a really nice car. But if we’re talking about sports utility vehicles, something that is truly capable and not just jumbo size, there is no better than the Land Cruiser in my opinion. The $85k isn’t spent of body panels with fancy creases or replacing all the buttons with screens.

          That money is spent on the R&D to build a vehicle that will last for 25 years. The money is spent on developing a power plant that will serve regardless of the fuel quality. When the plastic trim pieces are rattling and coming unglued in that Navigator in 6-8 years, a 2008 Land Cruiser will still be a solid vehicle with hundreds of thousands of miles.

          • FordMopar

            I’m not knocking on LC. I get that it’s a legendary off roader. Right up there with Range Rover. Thing is, ask everyone if they got money, what would they get for the luxury and can tackle dirt roads, etc. I bet out of 100 people, maybe one or so would think of this LC. The stylin is not working. Too plain like 4Runner with big price. Sorry.

          • Ben

            That’s fair. After all, our opinions are just as valuable as the next person’s. I’ll just say this, if you live or work in an affluent neighborhood or area, its not uncommon to see “understated” vehicles. Yes, wealthy people do drive Range Rover’s and flashy trucks, but anecdotally, I find a large portion of wealthy people like to drive and dress “normally” or blend in.

            A Range Rover is like a Gucci belt, very expensive and lets others know it too. The Land Cruiser is like a fine belt made by a leather craftsman. That belt will be passed down to son and then grandson.

          • Ary Wisesa

            Agree with you, not everyone likes to “scream” or “show off” their money. I used to like Audi for its understated elegance. My favourite is Audi A6 Allroad. I liked it because in my country, people are more used to see Mercedes-Benz as status symbol. If you driving a Mercedes no matter what age it is, people would assume you’re rich, or at least your parents are rich.

            Back then when I drive the A6 Allroad, not many people (especially in rural area) know that it’s as expensive as a Mercedes E320 (which hugely popular here). Only those who know one thing or two about cars know that my ride is indeed a “nice” car. But that’s the very point of my decision to bought it: to enjoy a nice car without anyone notice it. LOL…

            But, eventually people started to know that Audi is up there with Mercedes and BMW. So, I no longer can “hide” my Audi. Eventually I replaced it with Lexus (for exactly the same reason, not many people know that it’s indeed a luxury brand, at least not yet). I’m very satisfied with my purchase, and nowadays I still drive a GS350.

            So, you’re right, there are people who like subtlety but deliver high quality. Not everyone like the “rapper” style that’s blingy and flashy.

          • FordMopar

            You explained it right. Yes that’s true. I feel like if you say Land Crusier, people will go, “ohhh yea, I forgot about that one. They still make it?” It’s Toyota’s fault for not marketing it all over the place. Then again, I don’t see any RR marketing out there and people are still aware of RR. It’s just odd.

        • Bo Hanan

          “Girl please.”

    • Ary Wisesa

      It’s simple: just don’t buy it if you don’t like it. There are thousands vehicle out there. And also, there are millions people who would be very happy to own it. So, look elsewhere and buy anything you could afford. No need to disdain it because you can’t understand it or never had experience of owning it once in your lifetime. This SUV is not for you.

  • Merc1

    I agree. It’s one of the most respectable vehicles in production.

    M

  • SteersUright

    Ancient chassis, powertrain, interior, and just about everything, yet retains sky high price and abysmal gas-guzzling fuel economy. Despite everything I just, I’ve always loved the Land Cruiser to pieces yet even I can’t figure out why.

    • TheHake

      Despite that it’s still the only car that you can get into and drive through Africa and Asia in 1 go. And after putting 500 000km on it still sell it for huge money.

  • Ary Wisesa

    I don’t have an LC, but I have an LX470 (which is basically its identical twin sister). And yes, I won’t exchange it even with anything, no way. It’s truly wonderful machine. We was once got flooded, and our LX was our savior. It effortlessly glided on the more than 60cm depth of flooded road. It commuted to save many of our neighbors as well, when their X5s, GLs, and even Cayenne simply gave up. The only thing that bothered me during that time is the brown water & mud made its interior dirty, but it’s OK, something that’s negligible comparing to the lives it could save on that day. After some days in the auto salon, it backed to its glorious condition again. Clean, smelled good, and fresh. And we will never replace it with other SUV, I hope it will be forever in our family and I will pass on to my children. It’s still is very good condition.

    • Bob

      We had an old Cygnus Land Cruiser bought in 1998. All sorts of cars made it into the garage and out again while that Land Cruiser soldiered on. It decimated fuel but It was effortless offroad (compared to a Defender that did duty on a nature reserve of ours), was comfortable even over 15 years into its life and filled the offroader role at home so well that we didn’t consider a new off-roader until the LX570 came out.

      The Cruiser was eventually totalled by some wack ass reserve employees who stole it for a night out on the town and then rolled it on the way back.

  • TheHake

    I had an LC150 (because the 200 have always been out of my reach), and it is still the best car I ever had. It would be 10 years old this year and I would have DEFINITELY still driven it if I didn’t sell it to leave the country. Over here it’s quite impossible to drive one. 🙁

  • TheHake

    The best car in the world. Period.

    • Bo Hanan

      And the last one you’ll ever need.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    The Legend of 4 wheel drive!

  • dude

    no real gasoline Land Cruiser for EU. f**k you Toyota. – european consumer wanting to buy one

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