Land Cruiser celebrates 60+ years with 2020 heritage edition


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Land Cruiser is celebrating over 60 years in the automotive industry with the unveiling of its 2020 Heritage Edition. Check out the features and photos of the car!

With over six decades of being in production, there’s so much to celebrate as the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is scheduled to make its debut with additional features at the Chicago Auto Show.


The first Toyota Land Cruiser was introduced in 1958

This edition of Land Cruiser Heritage showcases the evolution the brand has gone through over the years. It’s worthy of note that it has been a part of Toyota’s line up in the US right from 1958. The 2020 edition was made available as a two-row model in order to increase its cargo capacity.

Complementing its overlanding strength, the automaker deleted the bottom of the chrome’s body part as well as its running boards.

Land Cruiser has been able to carve a niche for itself as a brand synonymous with luxury.  Hence, it comes as no surprise that the Heritage Edition is designed with a bespoke upholstery black leather that is well trimmed. The bronze wheel colored interior complements the stitching in the whole of the cabin, door trim, seats, console, steering wheel and center stack. The cargo-liner and floor mats of the Heritage Edition are all-weathered. It’s the perfect ride for a fun outing.


The 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition will be celebrated as the 60+ year-old ceremony

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Features of the 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

  • 4WD powerhouse – V8

The automaker is known for its strict adherence to coddling luxury. It sets the standard for other automakers to follow in this regard. The only powertrain the car comes with has a well-crafted V8 engine of 381-horsepower 5.7-liter DOHC.

Its 8-speed automatic transmission has an electronic control that works with an all-round full component 4WD system. Its capacity of the road is tied to a strong body-framing construction and durable wish-bone frontal. Bars of the stabilizer are adjusted by the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) to foster smoothness when driven on the road and wheel alignment off the road.

There are several technologies combined to enhance its off-road performance. These include: Hill Start Assist, Off-Road Turn Assist, Downhill Assist Control and CRAWL Control.


The 2020 Land Cruiser will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show

  • Rough luxury

The complete set of Land Cruiser’s amenities is offered in the Heritage Edition. Some of the components include: power moonroof, ventilated front seats, power tilting heated steering wheel, push-button start smart key keyless entry, memory and telescoping among others. It provides more options for storage with the removal of the cool box located in the front seat center console.

Entertainment in the Heritage Edition is topnotch as it offers a touchscreen infotainment system of 9 inches. Components of the system include: integrated navigation, advanced voice recognition, 14 JBL speakers, eyes free mode, split-screen capability, bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio and music streaming among others.


The upcoming Land Cruiser stays true to the luxury definition the model has been throughout the years

Owners get to enjoy the Safety Connect offered by Toyota. It comes with a complimentary service of 3 years. It’s cellular technology which is separate from the driver’s phone offers services such as stolen vehicle location, emergency assistance button (SOS) and automatic collision notification among others.

  • Land cruiser heritage

Origin of the Land Cruiser dates back to 1951 BJ. Toyota had attempted to manufacture 4WD military machine, but it was rejected. However, it later became the very first vehicle to arrive at the 6th station. By 1954, BJ had become the Land Cruiser.

Video: 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

  • ToyotaCare and limited warranty

All components of the Heritage Edition are covered by the 36-month/36,000-mile warranty for its new vehicles. The powertrain also gets to enjoy an added 60-month warranty for 60,000 miles. To get the full details of this warranty, you can find it at all Toyota dealer outlets.

Another benefit the car comes with is the ToyotaCare. This is provided by the automaker to cover factory-maintenance and 2 years road-side support or an equivalent of 25,000 miles.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.


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