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2016 Toyota Land Cruiser: NewStandard in All-Terrain Performance

The launch of the Brand New Toyota Land Cruiser has ushered in new benchmarks in performance across all terrains. The New 4WD continues Totally Unchallenged at the pinnacle of 4WD performance, within a pampering ambience of classy luxury.

A technically advanced luxury SUV with genuine off-road capabilities, enhanced refinement and comfort for passengers. This world-beating, go-anywhere Land Cruiser is the ninth generation of Toyota’s legendary Land Cruiser SUV line and remains true to its illustrious heritage in being a thoroughbred off-roader.

In the words of its master creator, Sadayoshi Koyari the Chief Engineer, “The Land Cruiser is a true go anywhere, all-terrain four-wheel drive SUV that has always exceeded expectations all around the globe.” Speaking in a similar vein, Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, TOYOTA Motor Corporation, says “With a pedigree that can be traced back over 50 years, the Land Cruiser commands customer loyalty unmatched by any other SUV, and this new model proudly carries forward the vehicle’s legacy of phenomenal all-terrain performance and reliability.”

Indeed, the Land Cruiser is one of the most technically advanced four-wheel drive vehicles ever produced and is equipped with a series of advanced dynamic and handling features. These have been further extended in the new model with the world-first Turn Assist, which works in conjunction with the Crawl Control function, plus Multi-Terrain Select, Multi-Terrain Monitor and Tyre Angle Display. The Crawl Control System helps maintain a low uniform vehicle speed by automatically controlling the engine output and brake hydraulic pressure for the purpose of reducing driver burden when in off-road conditions.

Other features include a Multi-Terrain Monitor used in conjunction with Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) to help drivers confirm their surroundings when driving off-road. The range of advanced active-driving control features extends to the Active Traction Control system which ensures excellent vehicle handling functionality. Adding to the versatility of the Land Cruiser is the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) system which prevents vehicle roll-back when stopping and then starting again on a steep incline or slippery surface while the Downhill Assist Control (DAC) helps improve directional control during descent on steep or slippery surfaces.

In addition, the vehicle features four-wheel Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension (4-Wheel AHC & AVS), a fully adjustable system that provides spring rate control to give exceptional performance off-road. It also regulates pitch and body roll on-road to maintain ride comfort and refinement. Aero Stabilizing Fins have also been added to the outer lens of the rear combination lamps, contributing to excellent handling and stability.

The heart of the new Land Cruiser’s capability is its 5.7-liter with dual VVT-i V8 engine, which produces 362 horsepower and 54 Kg-m of torque.The Land Cruiser is the first large SUV segment model with genuine off-road capabilities to offer a smooth and quiet 8-speed Automatic Transmission.

The Land Cruiser’s new advanced safety technology package called Toyota Safety Sense includes items that are particularly effective in reducing risk of accidents. These include a Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS) that uses sensors to detect other vehicles or obstructions and warns the driver to perform evasive manoeuvres while automatically activating the brakes when there is a high probability of a collision. Radar Cruise Control helps maintain a suitable vehicle-to-vehicle distance while following the preceding vehicle. A Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system warns the driver when the vehicle is unintentionally deviating from its lane and Automatic High Beam (AHB) System detects oncoming headlamps and/or tail lamps of preceding vehicles and automatically switches to low beam to reduce glare.The 2016 Land Cruiser has a total of ten airbags. Active headrests and a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) System is also available.

The 2016 Land Cruiser is available in 10 exterior colours. Elevating in-vehicle entertainment to a whole new level are the 11.6-inch dual display screens with Display Angle Adjustable Mechanism that offer the ultimate multimedia entertainment for rear seat passengers.

All specifications listed above are standard Toyota Equipment. Safety kit (fire extinguisher, warning triangle, tyre pressure gauge & first-aid kit) is a dealer installed non Toyota item provided as standard equipment. The Vehicle specifications may change without prior notice. Pictures and colours shown above may differ from actual specifications of the vehicles. For further details & to ascertain availability of stocks, please visit your nearest Toyota showroom.

In Oman, the nationwide parts and service network of Saud Bahwan Automotive supports Toyota’s outstanding product quality. No wonder then that today, Toyota is one of the most trusted and well-known brands. For the latest Press Releases, Test Drive requests and more, please visit www.toyotaoman.com, www.youtube.com/ toyotaoman or www.facebook.com/ toyotaoman.

25/11/2015
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