Next year’s Toyota Land Cruiser will have the benefits from some exterior and interior design tweaks, together with adjustments to the vehicle’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System – claimed to improve handling and ride comfort. With over 60 years in the Toyota model range, the range topping Land Cruiser now has to match up with increased competition from Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz with its AMG ML series. The 2014 Land Cruiser gets a new treatment for the front, with a deeper front bumper and new light clusters, plus new alloy wheel designs and revised rear lamps. Inside there are further improvements, together with a new control panel for on and off-road driving systems. The 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine remains, but has been developed to meet the Euro5+ emissions standards. Performance of the 188bhp engine has not changed, but emissions have been reduced. As we closed for press, full details of the changes for UK models and prices had not been announced. The new Land Cruiser will be available in the early part of 2014 and we will report in more detail as soon as we have them.