Quietly and modestly Toyota rolled out the updated 200th Kruzak.
As if hinting
Unlike the Lexus LX570, which by all senses went through a full modernization and went into space from Toyota, the Cruiser experienced only a semblance of a facelift, and only seriously changed in the front, adopting some ideas from the designers of American pickups.
In profile and behind the novelty, perhaps even a brand connoisseur will not see, because the changes are scanty and at first glance inconspicuous.
We worked a little more with the interior, pleasantly refreshed it and brought it closer to the modern requirements of this class, although it is very far from the same Lexus, which resembles a cross between the interior of a BMW X5 with a DJ console.
The rear rows of seats have not changed much, except perhaps for the added option of monitors on the backs of the front seats, again like in the LX570. Are these really the market requirements in the age of iPads and other tablets, which are often much cheaper than regular goofy multimedia?
The devices have become more pleasant and solid, and in some way resemble the Lexus toolkit, but I don't really understand why Toyota continues experiments with the Shkoda radial arrangement of the symbol in the instrument cluster, because there is no convenience in this? ..
By the way, progress in small things is still noticeable! It seems to me, or finally there is no poor monochrome monitor with a clock at the top of the dashboard ?! Finally, someone told Toyota that it is out of date!
As for the technique, there were also no major changes. The only thing that can be paid attention to is a modernized V8 turbo diesel with a volume of 4.5 liters with new injectors, a particulate filter and a control program. Power increased from 265 hp. up to 272 hp, but for Russia, on good terms, it should be derated to tax "up to 250 hp"