Land Cruiser is the flagship of the Toyota SUV lineup, which embodied increased endurance and cross-country ability, functionality and comfort. The appearance of the car as a whole has retained its traditional features. Smooth and streamlined body lines have become an integral feature of the new generation, which has significantly improved their aerodynamic performance, and more than once prove that the advantages of the model are not only strength and power, but also speed characteristics on the track - and in this element the new Land Cruiser is able to show itself In his best. Inside, you can pay attention to an ultra-functional dashboard and an abundance of chrome and wood finishes, which is natural for a car of this class.
In the domestic market, the Land Cruiser 200 is offered in three trim levels. AX was the only one for the first time and includes an 8-seater saloon, fog lights, engine start button, remote control key, power accessories, cruise control and four-zone climate control, Optitron instrument panel, 285 / 60R18 alloy wheels. Later, the equipment was expanded due to those options that were previously offered only additionally: roof rails, a refrigerator, a large 9-inch touch screen with navigation. At the same time, a more affordable version of the GX was added, which had a 5-seater saloon, 275 / 65R17 stamped wheels, an ordinary instrument panel, and a radio tape recorder. Top-end equipment ZX (since 2009) offers the most serious option: headlight washers, illuminated thresholds, electric rear door, spoiler, sunroof, multimedia system for rear passengers, rear, front and side view cameras, heated and ventilated seats, electric folding drive third row seats, alloy wheels 285 / 50R20. Leather interior - an option for the AX and ZX trim levels or standard in special versions of the “60th black leather selection”, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the model’s sales.
For the first time, the Land Cruiser is only available with a gasoline engine for the domestic market. Until April 2009, the car was equipped with a modernized 4.7-liter V8 2UZ-FE with a capacity of 288 hp, the maximum torque of which was 448 Nm at 3400 rpm. Soon, this engine was replaced by the "eight" of the new generation 1UR-FE with a volume of 4.6 liters with power increased to 318 hp. and with a torque of 460 Nm at the same 3400 rpm. This engine has better environmental friendliness, and consumption in mixed mode is now 14.1 liters per hundred, compared to 15.2 on the previous engine. The new engine also relied on a new transmission - it is equipped with a 6-speed "automatic". The suspension design remains the same as on the previous generation - independent on double wishbones in front and dependent rear. Significantly improve driving performance in difficult conditions allow electronic systems available in expensive trim levels. For example, Crawl Control is an off-road cruise control: when driving at low speed and in a low gear, the driver only needs to turn the steering wheel, choosing the direction, the electronics will do the rest. The Multi-Terrain Select system allows you to adapt to one of the 5 types of roads on which the car will move, then the electronics again control the brake system and torque distribution. KDSS (Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System), controlling the active stabilizers of both axles, does not allow significant roll of the car and diagonal hanging.
The perfect Land Cruiser 200 can be called in terms of safety, for which active head restraints are responsible, fourteen airbags, including knee airbags for the driver and front passenger. Both axles use ventilated disc brakes equipped with a comprehensive system including ABS, BAS and EBD. Electronic stability control (ESP) and traction control (TCS) are standard equipment on all trim levels. According to ANCAR (Australia), a crash test conducted in 2013 showed a high result - the car received four out of five stars.
Land Cruiser 200 is not just a new SUV. This is the car that sets the tone in modern automotive industry. This is a real "king of all-wheel drive", equipped with the latest technology, especially when it comes to luxury modifications, where friendly electronics offer their help.