Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial gains more power, efficiency, tech for 2020

  • 201hp on offer from 2.8-litre diesel
  • New multimedia system now standard across range
  • Fuel consumption’s even improved

Toyota has given its Land Cruiser range, including the Commercial variant, an update for 2020. The latest model now features an up-to-date infotainment system on most trim levels, as well as a more powerful engine  - yet fuel consumption is slightly improved.

More power from 2.8-litre engine

The Land Cruiser’s 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel is torquey, rugged and amazingly reliable – and now, it gains a power boost. Matching the unit now available in the Hilux pickup in capacity and power (though Toyota assures us the two engines are different) the Land Cruiser’s engine now produces 201hp and 500Nm of torque – providing plenty of oomph to get it out of even the stickiest off-road situation.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser off-roading

The boost to performance on-road will be welcomed too, with the car’s 0-62mph sprint slashed from 12.7 seconds to less than 10. Not the most useful measurement, we’ll admit, but the added power should certainly help this big bruiser feel a little more lively.

Despite the power boost, efficiency has actually improved, and the Land Cruiser can now return up to 31.7mpg in short-wheelbase, manual form. A six-speed automatic gearbox remains available as an optional extra across the range.

Two trim grades

The Land Cruiser Commercial can be had as a Spartan Utility model or a more plush Active. It’s the latter that now seems particularly attractive, with 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, keyless entry and heated power door mirrors.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser - interior

More exciting is the introduction of Toyota’s 8-inch infotainment touchscreen to this grade. It features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a pair that’s been sorely missed from the Land Cruiser up to this point.

Pricing

The Land Cruiser Commercial’s ability and heritage mean it’ll never be a particularly cheap van. As a result, prices start from £35,925 for a three-door, manual model in Utility trim. Step up to a five-door model and it’ll set you back £37,560.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser rear

Active models, meanwhile, come standard with automatic transmission and cost £41,225 for a short-wheelbase or £42,175 for a long-wheelbase model.

Further reading:

Land Rover Discovery Commercial 4x4 review

> Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial 4x4 review

> Toyota Hilux facelift details