Thursday 10 June 2021
Books – Muhammad Jamal:
The Japanese auto giant Toyota has unveiled its new version of its iconic Land Cruiser 2022, which belongs to the SUV segment.
The Japanese company has maintained the existing chassis for years because it is “the foundation that protects the essence of the Land Cruiser”, and relied on the new GA-F platform for the car, which is based on Toyota’s new global architecture TNGA, which means that the chassis has become lighter and more rigid, as well as a reduction in its overall weight by 200 kg (441 lb).
Tests by Dakar Rally racers have shown a significant improvement in the basic suspension performance allowing for more wheel joints, a multi-terrain screen to give you a better view of the world around you, and a multi-terrain selection which helps improve traction for different conditions.
And Toyota added to its Land Cruiser icon a new technology called “E-KDSS”, which is an abbreviation for “Electronic Dynamic Suspension System”, which Toyota commented on, “It is the first of its kind in the world that improves stability on the road.”
The new Land Cruiser is similar to the old model in terms of length, wheelbase, departure angle and approach angle, which is 4,990 mm (196.5 in) long, 1,980 mm (78.0 in) wide and has a wheelbase of 2,850 mm (112.2 in). The angle of approach is 32 degrees and the angle of departure is 24 degrees.
The 2022 Land Cruiser will be launched with two variants of bi-turbo V6 engines, the first being a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine that produces 305 kW (409 hp; 415 hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.
The second is a 3.3-liter V6 diesel that generates 227 kW (304 hp; 309 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
Although fuel economy ratings have not yet been shared, Toyota has announced that it is looking to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% per year compared to the previous model.
Toyota has not yet revealed any data about its GR Sport model, but it is expected, according to what the company announced, that it will unveil the new model later this year.