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Toyota reveals Land Cruiser Invincible X

Fresh for 2017, a new ‘Invincible X’ grade model has been added to Toyota’s Land Cruiser range.

Combining the model’s all-road capabilities with extra styling features, the new flagship features a top-of-the-range specification. Focusing on the exterior, the Invincible X adds chrome door mirror casings, exhaust tailpipe finisher and rear trim details, together with contrasting black 18-inch Pinnacle alloy wheels.

On the inside, the cabin receives a full leather upholstery, available in Masari Black, Ortaka Ivory or a two-tone black and brown combination. Equipment features include a Blu-Ray and gaming rear-seat entertainment system, triple-zone air conditioning, surround sound premium audio, sunroof and the Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia and navigation system.

Toyota Safety Sense active safety features are fitted as standard providing Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist. Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Blind Spot Monitor are also included in the specification.

The Land Cruiser has a ground clearance of 215mm which aids the approach/ramp/departure angles for off-roading, and ‘advanced’ technologies ensure safe and stable handling, even on extreme terrain. It will wade through water up to 700mm deep and traverse or climb slopes up to 42-degrees.

The Invincible X has permanent all-wheel drive and a Torsen limited slip differential in the centre diff, which can adjust the front/rear drive balance from 50:50 to 30:70 to achieve the optimum traction as driving conditions demand.

It is also equipped with an electrically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which optimises anti-roll bar performance to suit both on and off-road conditions, suppressing body roll and improving steering response.

Its Multi-terrain ABS has been tuned for operation on rough, off-road surfaces, while Multi-terrain Select allows the driver to select from four different modes which automatically modify acceleration, braking and traction control to suit driving conditions – Mud and Sand, Loose Rock, Mogul and Rock. Crawl Control – also standard – ensures challenging off-road climbs and descents can be tackled at “walking pace”; it can also be used to help free the vehicle should when there is a risk of becoming bogged down.

The Multi-terrain Monitor works with the Multi-terrain Select to give the driver a better view of areas immediately around the vehicle that might be hard to see or obscured from their line of sight, with cameras providing real-time images to the centre console screen. The driver can also monitor tyre and body angle on the multi-information display in the instrument binnacle.

The Land Cruiser Invincible X is a five-door model powered by a 2.8-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

On sale now, it’s priced at £57,880 OTR.