Active is a new luxurious trim level on the Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial and will be hitting UK dealerships by the end of 2020.
The Active has been introduced in response to customer demand as commercial models are only currently available in the standard ‘Utility’ spec.
Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial Active Specification
Utility grade Cruisers are extremely basic, although they do have a couple of nice features like keyless entry and start, and cruise control. However, it falls well short of what its competitors, like the all-new Land Rover Discovery and Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial are offering.
The Land Cruiser Commercial Active will be more luxurious with an 8-inch touchscreen display with Touch 2 infotainment, leather steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors.
As with the Utility, the Land Cruiser Commercial Active is powered by the 2.8-litre GD engine (2,755cc, straight 4-cylinder), which develops up to 177hp (3,400rpm) and 450Nm (1,400-2,600rpm). It also features an all-wheel-drive system, and there is the option of a 6-speed automatic in addition to the manual.
Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial Active Weights and Loads
Both wheelbases will also be offered on the Active, offering load bed lengths of 1,574mm and 2,216mm. Short wheelbase models have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 2,600kg and a maximum payload of around 580kg, and the long-wheelbase models have a GVW of 2,930kg and a payload of up around 740kg. There is a standard towing capacity for both versions of 3,000kg and the load area comes with a rubber lined rear floor tray, four lashing points, bulkhead and mesh hatch.
Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial Active Price and Availability
The Active arrives into Toyota’s Approved Business Centres in around January 2020 – 18 months after the launch of the Utility. Prices have yet to be announced, but given there’s a £5,000 premium on the passenger versions, we predict they will be priced at around £33,000 plus VAT for the short wheelbase and £24,500 plus VAT for the long wheelbase.
Residual values are extremely strong on the Land Cruiser and it is backed by the reputable 5-year, 100,000-mile Toyota light commercial vehicle warranty.