The Timeless Icon: Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Timeless Icon: Toyota Land Cruiser


A legendary performer that has become a timeless icon of Toyota’s 4WD prowess, the Land Cruiser continues to be Totally Unchallenged at the pinnacle of 4WD performance. Indeed, the famed Toyota 4WD is in a class of its own. Rising to prominence more than 60 years ago, the Land Cruiser, according to its Chief Engineer Sadayoshi Koyari, is “A true go-anywhere, all-terrain four-wheel drive, exceeding all expectations around the globe.”

A site dedicated to the legend declares, “The 2017 Land Cruiser has a loyalty unmatched by any other SUV. The product of over 60 years of global adventure, it is a sophisticated blend of off-road prowess, on-road comfort and unparalleled refinement. It also offers seating for up to eight passengers. After all, adventures are best shared.”

Another prominent website goes on to state that “It’s empowering to know that this vehicle can handle virtually any terrain in the world, and the Land Cruiser has the added appeal of being quiet, comfortable and surprisingly swift on the road. Throw in a good dose of its tastefully restrained styling and it’s easy to see why the modern Land Cruiser is as impressive in its own way as those legendary Land Cruisers of yore.”

The 2017 land Cruiser model proudly carries forward the vehicle’s legacy of phenomenal all-terrain performance and reliability. Indeed, it 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 2017 model with the world-first Turn Assist, which works in conjunction with the Crawl Control function, Multi-Terrain Monitor.

The Crawl Control System helps maintain a low uniform vehicle speed by automatically controlling the engine output and brake hydraulic pressure for reducing driver burden when in off-road conditions.

Helping drivers confirm their surroundings when driving off-road are features such as a Multi-Terrain Monitor used in conjunction with Multi-Terrain Select (MTS). The range of advanced active-driving control features extends to the Active Traction Control system (ATRC), 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 rollback when stopping and then starting again on a steep incline or slippery surface.

In addition, the vehicle features Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension (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.

The heart of the 2017 Land Cruiser’s capability is its 5.7-litre 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. This indomitable 4WD is popularly available in the 4.0 and 4.6 litre variants as well.

Advanced safety technologies that have gone into the making of the Land Cruiser have resulted in innovative features that include a Pre-crash Safety System that detects other vehicles or obstructions to warn the driver, perform evasive manoeuvres and automatically activate brakes when its sensors detect a high probability of a collision. Radar Cruise Control helps maintain a suitable vehicle-to-vehicle distance while following the preceding vehicle. A Lane Change Assist system with Blind Spot Monitor warns the driver if there is a vehicle on either side while changing the lane while the Automatic High Beam system detects oncoming headlamps and/or tail lamps of preceding vehicles and automatically switches to low beam to reduce glare.

The 2017 Land Cruiser is also available with Ten Airbags, Active Headrests and a choice of exterior colours. Elevating In-vehicle Entertainment to a completely new level are the 11.6-inch Dual Display Screens with Display Angle Adjustable Mechanism that offer the ultimate in multimedia entertainment for rear seat passengers.

For a closer look, please visit the Toyota showroom.

Safety kit includes fire extinguisher, warning triangle, tyre pressure gauge & first aid kit.

Specifications of vehicle imported from Toyota Motor Corporation are as per the GSO Conformity Certificate applicable to the model/grade. Parameters such as vehicle weight, dimensions & fuel economy could vary from the GSO Conformity Certificate due to fitment of dealer installed non-Toyota accessories.

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