Video: Toyota launches new Land Cruiser in Europe


* All-new Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a world-leading heritage
* Equipped with advanced new systems for safe and secure off-road performance
* Engineered to excel in the toughest conditions, while maintaining on-road poise and comfort
* Five-door model seating up to seven, powered by 3.0-litre D-4D engine with five-speed automatic transmission
* Three equipment grades – LC3, LC4 and LC5 – priced from £29,795 on the road

The Toyota Land Cruiser has built a formidable reputation around the
world for its ability to take even the most extreme conditions in its
stride. From arid deserts to polar wastes, Land Cruiser has
demonstrated its unrivalled toughness and durability in a heritage that
spans six decades.

This background of achievement makes the launch of an all-new Land
Cruiser a particularly significant event and Toyota has wasted no
effort to ensure its new model builds on the pedigree of its ancestors.
It is equipped with a raft of new and advanced handling and driver
assistance systems that take its off-road capabilities to new heights.
At the same time, it has been engineered for greater poise, comfort and
performance when driving on-road.

In the UK new Land Cruiser is offered as a five-door model powered by a
revised 171bhp 3.0-litre D-4D engine, matched to a five-speed automatic
transmission. Three equipment grades are offered – LC3, LC4 and LC5 –
with seven seats fitted as standard on all but the entry level version
(on which third row seats are an option). Customer orders are being
taken now with first deliveries from early December. On-the-road prices
range from £29,795 to £44,795.

Design and Construction
The new Land Cruiser is only slightly larger than its predecessor,
which helps maintain its off-road agility. The styling combines the
model's traditionally robust looks with styling cues that were first
introduced on the larger Land Cruiser V8.

Intelligent interior packaging provides more space inside the cabin,
with Toyota EasyFlat third row seats that can be raised of folded flat
at the touch of a button (LC4 and LC5 models). The usable loadspace has
been significantly increased and a new rear glass hatch allows items to
be loaded without having to open the full side-hinged tailgate – ideal
for tight parking places.

Toyota has retained the body-on-frame construction that has always been
an integral part of Land Cruiser's exceptional off-road ability.
Careful attention to the suspension design and NVH measures ensure high
standards of on-road ride, handling and comfort are maintained.

Technology for on and off-road performance
New Land Cruiser introduces a series of advanced but user friendly
features that help the driver tackle even the most challenging routes.
These include: –

* Electrically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS),
which minimises body roll and gives positive steering on-road, and
increases wheel articulation off-road.
* Full-time All-wheel drive with Torsen limited slip differential.
* Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), with four driver-selectable modes to tailor vehicle settings for different off-road conditions.
* Multi-Terrain Monitor, a world-first system of front and side view
cameras that give the driver a real-time view of areas immediately
around the vehicle that can't be seen from the wheel.
* Crawl Control, which controls the engine and brakes to maintain a
slow, safe speed when driving off-road or wading, so the driver only
needs to concentrate on steering. This operates in both forward and
reverse gears.
* Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Multi-Terrain ABS and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) are fitted as standard on all models.

Equipment highlights
There is nothing spartan about life on board the new Land Cruiser.
17-inch alloys, roof rails, fog lamps, climate control, cruise control,
Bluetooth and Smart Entry and Start system are all part of the LC3

LC4 models add triple-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels, powered
folding third row seats, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable
heated front seats, dusk-sensing headlights, auto-dimming rear-view
mirrors, rear parking monitor, 17-speaker JBL premium audio package and
a hard disc drive (HDD) navigation system with a 10GB sound library.

At the top of the range the LC5 models come with Adaptive Variable
Suspension with Active height Control, sunroof, Crawl Control,
Multi-terrain Monitor, Steering Angle Display, Multi-terrain Select and
a rear seat entertainment system for DVD playback and gaming.

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