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2007 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES PRESS KIT

  1. TOYOTA LAUNCHES NEW LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES WAGON
  2. NEW LANDCRUISER 200 RANGE HAS SIX MODELS
  3. MORE TECHNOLOGY, FEATURES AND VALUE IN LANDCRUISER 200
  4. LANDCRUISER 200 EQUIPMENT LIST
  5. LANDCRUISER HAS HIGHEST LOYALTY IN TOYOTA'S RANGE
  6. 'STANDARD' BUYERS REMAIN IN TOYOTA FAMILY
  7. TOYOTA GENUINE ALLOY ACCESSORIES ADD STYLE TO LANDCRUISER 200
  8. AUSTRALIA MOST POPULAR DESTINATION FOR LANDCRUISER
  9. LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES HAS ALL-NEW BODY
  10. CLEVER PACKAGING INCREASES INTERIOR LENGTH
  11. ADVENTUROUS STYLING FOR LANDCRUISER 200
  12. NEW BODY STRUCTURE INCREASES RIGIDITY
  13. TWO NEW V8 ENGINES FOR LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES
  14. FUEL-EFFICIENT ENGINES CHALLENGE V8 BANS
  15. VVT-i FOR LANDCRUISER 200 PETROL ENGINE
  16. DIESEL V8 BUILT TO LAST
  17. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS NEW TRANSMISSIONS
  18. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS
  19. LANDCRUISER 200 CHASSIS AND ELECTRONIC AIDS PROVIDE GO-ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE
  20. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS ALL-NEW FRONT SUSPENSION
  21. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS KINETIC DYNAMIC SUSPENSION SYSTEM
  22. CRAWL CONTROL IS A TOYOTA FIRST
  23. ALL-TERRAIN ABS FOR LANDCRUISER 200
  24. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS TORQUE-SENSING CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL
  25. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED ACTIVE SAFETY
  26. LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED PASSIVE SAFETY
  27. TEN SRS AIRBAGS IN HIGH-GRADE LANDCRUISER 200
  28. LANDCRUISER 200 RAISES BAR ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
  29. COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE A LANDCRUISER HALLMARK
  30. FOUR-ZONE AIR CONDITIONING FOR SAHARA
  31. SMART ENTRY AND SMART START ARE STANDARD EQUIPMENT
  32. 2007 Toyota LandCruiser 200 specifications

TOYOTA LAUNCHES NEW LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES WAGON


Toyota Australia today launched the latest generation of the LandCruiser wagon - the vehicle that helped Toyota establish its foothold in the world and Australian automotive markets.

New LandCruiser 200 Series has a stronger body, improved suspension, more powerful V8 engines that use less fuel and new technology that makes it even more capable in all conditions.

Advanced features include the Australian-invented Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS).

LandCruiser 200 also has the world's first Crawl Control (on petrol models), multi-terrain anti-skid brakes and up to 10 airbags.

Toyota Australia's senior executive director sales and marketing, David Buttner, said LandCruiser had evolved over almost 50 years from a basic four-wheel-drive utility vehicle into an upmarket SUV.

"Everything Toyota has learnt in half a century of building four-wheel drives has gone into the design, development and manufacturing of the new LandCruiser 200," Mr Buttner said.

"It has retained the capability of the original LandCruiser, and added the comfort and convenience of a luxury sedan.

"New LandCruiser is more than a step forward; it's a giant leap ahead in technology, performance, specification and value."

LandCruiser 200 is available in three grades - GXL, VX and Sahara - with two engine choices, both of them V8s.

The new 4.5-litre twin-turbo, multi-valve direct-injection V8 diesel lifts power to 195kW and produces a massive 650Nm of torque.

This is 30 per cent extra power and more than 50 per cent additional torque than the previous six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.

Fuel consumption has been improved by 6.3 per cent and is just 10.3 litres/100km1 based on the official ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

For the Euro IV-compliant petrol V8 engine, now with variable valve timing (inlet), power is up 18 per cent while fuel use is down almost 10 per cent.

"It really is amazing what Toyota is achieving with the latest generation of engines," Mr Buttner said.

The updated petrol V8 is matched to a five-speed automatic transmission while the diesel engine is mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission.

Both have sequential shift that allows the driver to select gears manually.

The transmissions have artificial intelligence control, which allows their computers to select the appropriate gear ratio by estimating road conditions and predicting the driver's intention.

New LandCruiser 200 will tow up to 3500kg and the towbar is now integrated into the chassis for maximum strength.

Engineers developed an all-new chassis structure that offers superior strength and rigidity by maintaining a separate frame and body.

Torsional strength has been increased by 40 per cent and bending strength by 20 per cent.

New LandCruiser 200 incorporates styling changes that add to its adventurous, rugged image.

It is 60mm longer and 30mm wider, contributing to greater interior space without sacrificing off-road manoeuvrability.

LandCruiser's coefficient of drag has been significantly improved from 0.39 in 100 Series to 0.35 in new 200 Series.

The interior is all about space, comfort, security and safety for the driver and up to seven passengers.

With the adoption of shorter-format V8 engines, the bonnet length has been reduced for improved visibility.

The front pillars have been pushed forward to increase interior length by 130mm.

The front seats adjust over 240mm longitudinally and the second row also adjusts 105mm, which means more legroom in the third row.

For security against theft, all models have an engine immobiliser.

LandCruiser VX and Sahara also have an alarm.

A newly developed transfer case employs a Torsen® limited-slip centre differential with a dial-actuated locking function.

LandCruiser engineers designed all-new suspension hardware for dramatically increased wheel articulation.

KDSS enables new LandCruiser 200 to enjoy two previously contradictory benefits - longer wheel articulation for the most challenging off-road driving and the roll control needed for confident on-road driving.

KDSS is optional on GXL turbo-diesel and standard on the other five models.

LandCruiser's chassis now employs high-mount double-wishbone suspension at the front with a hollow stabiliser bar and coil springs, replacing the torsion-bar set-up of the previous model.

At the rear, the reliable and trusted four-link with lateral rod, coil-spring system is further refined, delivering a longer suspension stroke for improved performance and better handling, ride comfort and stability.

The Crawl Control system on petrol models aids driving in extreme off-road situations, such as over rocks, sand or steep hills.

It automatically controls the engine and brakes to maintain very low speeds - in forward or reverse - with minimal spinning or locking of the wheels.

Multi-terrain ABS reads the available road grip to provide the correct brake strategy on dirt, gravel, sand and bitumen.

All models have Hill-Start Assist Control, which minimises vehicle roll-back when starting on steep hills or climbing slippery surfaces.

Turbo-diesel models also feature Downhill Assist Control, which controls speed on steep descents.

New LandCruiser features Vehicle Stability Control and active Traction Control across the range and up to 10 airbags - the most in any Toyota vehicle.

Recommended retail prices for the LandCruiser 200 range start at $69,9902.

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1Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/01 combined cycle.

2Recommended retail price, unless otherwise stated, excludes dealer delivery and statutory charges. At participating Toyota dealers only.

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NEW LANDCRUISER 200 RANGE HAS SIX MODELS


The new LandCruiser 200 range has six models, with the choice of two engines and three model grades.

The two engines are 4.7-litre petrol V8 equipped with VVT-i and 4.5-litre twin-turbo direct-injection diesel.

The petrol engine is matched to a five-speed automatic transmission and the diesel engine to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The model grades are GXL, VX and Sahara.

All are highly specified.

All LandCruiser 200 models have automatic transmission, full-time 4WD, 17-inch alloy wheels including spare wheel, factory climate-controlled air conditioning with pollen filter, dual front SRS airbags, front side airbags, full-length three-row side curtain-shield airbags, second-row seat outboard seatbelt pretensioners, multi-terrain ABS (with EBD and Brake Assist), Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Smart Entry and Smart Start, second-row seatbelt anchorage height adjusters, third-row seatbelt automatic locking retractors, key reminder warning, in-glass radio antenna and rear spoiler.

In addition, LandCruiser 200 GXL has Crawl Control (petrol model only), Downhill Assist Control (diesel model only), a sub fuel tank, power windows, a six-speaker audio system and dual-zone front air conditioning.

GXL petrol has KDSS suspension, while GXL diesel has the option of KDSS suspension.

VX grade has the additional features over GXL grade of driver and front passenger knee airbags, second-row seat side airbags, privacy glass, front foglamps, matt metallic-look side steps, remote power windows and moonroof, door courtesy lamps, small overhead console, multi-information display (trip computer), Optitron combination meter, leather accented seat trim, leather-bound steering wheel and gearshift lever, power-adjustable front seats, 40:20:40 split-fold second-row seat (in lieu of 60:40 split) with twin cupholders in the centre armrest, front seat-back pockets, rear map lamps, alarm system and woodgrain look interior dashboard trim. VX petrol has the addition features of a sub fuel tank and Crawl Control, while VX diesel has the additional feature of Downhill Assist Control.

VX has KDSS suspension on petrol and diesel.

Top-of-the-range Sahara has the additional features over VX grade of Back Guide Monitor (reversing camera), satellite DVD navigation with six CD/DVD/MP3 changer and nine-speaker audio, four-zone climate-controlled air conditioning, cool box, electric tilt and telescopic steering column, electric folding exterior mirrors, headlamp cleaning system, woodgrain look and leather accented gear shift lever and steering wheel which also has audio controls and electro-chromatic interior mirror.

Sahara has KDSS suspension on petrol and diesel.

The Sahara petrol model also has a sub fuel tank and Crawl Control, while Sahara diesel has Downhill Assist Control.

The Standard Van model has been discontinued, replaced by LandCruiser 70 Workmate Wagon and new Prado Standard grade.

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MORE TECHNOLOGY, FEATURES AND VALUE IN LANDCRUISER 200


Toyota Australia has added substantially more technology, features and value to new LandCruiser 200.

The biggest-seller in the range will be the 195kW, 650Nm twin turbo-diesel GXL, with a new six-speed automatic transmission and fuel use of just 10.3 litres/100km1.

Compared with the outgoing model it gains $6390 of specification, yet the price has risen less than $4550 from the previous model to $79,990 RRP2.

In addition to the new powertrain, turbo-diesel GXL gains the technology of a Torsen® centre differential, Hill-start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, Smart Entry and Smart Start.

Safety improvements include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Multi-Terrain ABS and front side and three-row curtain airbags.

Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is a $2500 RRP2 option on turbo-diesel GXL and standard on all other grades.

VX adds more features, more safety and more comfort than the GXL grade, including KDSS, leather accented seats plus knee and rear side airbags.

VX turbo-diesel will retail for $10,000 more than GXL at $89,990 RRP2.

Sahara is the ultimate four-wheel-drive experience with extra equipment including satellite navigation, four-zone climate-control air conditioning, steering wheel controls, reverse camera and a cool box.

The price for Sahara turbo-diesel is $104,990 RRP2.

The maximum price difference from petrol to turbo-diesel in LandCruiser 100 Series used to be almost $13,000. Now with LandCruiser 200 Series it is only $10,000.

All petrol models have Crawl Control instead of Downhill Assist Control.

Petrol models have the improved VVT-i engine mated to a five-speed auto transmission, and KDSS as standard equipment.

Other specification upgrades in the petrol range moving from GXL to VX and Sahara are virtually identical to the turbo-diesel range.

LandCruiser 200 Series owners will benefit from a fixed-price service plan offering Toyota Genuine services at a competitive price3.

Toyota Service Advantage for LandCruiser 200 covers up to six standard scheduled services during the warranty period.

Each of these services costs just $180 during the first three years or 60,000km, whichever comes first.

The total cost of just $1080 in the first three years represents significant value and peace of mind compared with using independent service centres.

LandCruiser 200 prices (all RRP2)


PetrolTurbo-diesel
GXL $69,990 $79,990
VX$79,990$89,990
Sahara $94,990 $104,990


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1Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

2Recommended retail price (RRP) unless otherwise stated, excludes dealer delivery and statutory charges.

3Standard scheduled services eligible under the Toyota Advantage Service Plan are as per 'maintenance for normal operating conditions' outlined in the Warranty and Service Handbook's service schedule. Service Plan eligibility excludes Government and Rental vehicles and certain other exclusions apply. Contact your Toyota Dealer for details of eligibility.

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LANDCRUISER 200 EQUIPMENT LIST


Std = standard
O = optional

LandCruiser 200 turbo-diesel


 

GXL

VX

Sahara

Twin-turbo V8 direct-injection multi-valve diesel engine

Std

Std

Std

Six-speed auto with sequential shift

Std

Std

Std

Full-time 4WD with Torsen ® centre differential

Std

Std

Std

Multi-terrain ABS with EBD and BA

Std

Std

Std

Vehicle Stability Control (with cut-off switch)

Std

Std

Std

Hill-start Assist Control

Std

Std

Std

Downhill Assist Control

Std

Std

Std

Active Traction Control

Std

Std

Std

Double-wishbone coil-spring IFS

Std

Std

Std

Four-link coil spring rear suspension with lateral (Panhard) rod

Std

Std

Std

KDSS suspension (optional on turbo-diesel)

O

Std

Std

17-inch alloy wheels

Std

Std

Std

Rear spoiler

Std

Std

Std

Side steps

Std

 

 

Matt metallic-look side steps

 

Std

Std

Body-coloured exterior mirrors and door handles

Std

Std

Std

Front fog lamps

 

Std

Std

Headlamp cleaning system

 

 

Std

Moonroof

 

Std

Std

UV-cut glass

Std

 

 

Privacy glass

 

Std

Std

Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment

Std

Std

 

Electric tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment

 

 

Std

Smart Entry and Smart Start

Std

Std

Std

Dual-zone climate control air conditioning

Std

Std

 

Four-zone climate control air conditioning

 

 

Std

Pollen filter

Std

Std

Std

Cool box

 

 

Std

Rear cooler

Std

Std

 

6 cupholders

Std

 

 

8 cupholders

 

Std

Std

Large overhead console

Std

 

 

Small overhead console

 

Std

Std

Cloth seat and door trim

Std

 

 

Leather accented seat and door trim

 

Std

Std

Power-adjustable front seats with tilt-adjustable head restraints

 

Std

Std

40:20:40 split fold second-row seat with centre armrest and two cupholders

 

Std

Std

Front seatback map pockets

 

Std

Std

Remote power window and moonroof control

 

Std

Std

Electro-chromatic interior mirror

 

 

Std

Electric folding exterior mirrors

 

 

Std

Door courtesy lamps

 

Std

Std

Multi-information display (trip computer)

 

Std

Std

Multi-information display function button on steering wheel

 

Std

 

Audio controls on steering wheel, plus Bluetooth™ and multi-information display

 

 

Std

Reversing camera (rear guide monitor)

 

 

Std

Optitron instruments

 

Std

Std

Leather accented steering wheel and gearshift lever

 

Std

 

Leather accented and woodgrain look steering wheel and gearshift lever

 

 

Std

Woodgrain look interior trim (dashboard, centre console, door trim)

 

Std

Std

Front console box

Std

Std

Std

Front map lamps

Std

 

 

Rear map lamps

 

Std

Std

Antenna in glass

Std

Std

Std

Driver and front passenger dual-stage SRS airbags

Std

Std

Std

Front-seat side airbags

Std

Std

Std

Full-length three-row side curtain-shield airbags

Std

Std

Std

Driver and front passenger knee airbags

 

Std

Std

Second-row outboard seat side airbags

 

Std

Std

Front and second-row seat (outer) seatbelt pretensioners

Std

Std

Std

Six-speaker audio with six-CD MP3-compatible changer, plus audio input jack and Bluetooth™ capability

Std

Std

 

Nine-speaker audio

 

 

Std

Satellite navigation with DVD mapping, six-CD/DVD/MP3 multi-changer

 

 

Std

Key reminder warning

Std

Std

Std

Alarm system

 

Std

Std

Sub fuel tank

Std

 

 



 


LandCruiser 200 petrol



 

GXL

VX

Sahara

Multi-valve petrol engine equipped with VVT-i

Std

Std

Std

Five-speed auto with sequential shift

Std

Std

Std

Full-time 4WD with Torsen ® centre differential

Std

Std

Std

Multi-terrain ABS with EBD and BA

Std

Std

Std

Vehicle Stability Control (with cut-off switch)

Std

Std

Std

Hill-start Assist Control

Std

Std

Std

Crawl Control

Std

Std

Std

Active Traction Control

 

Std

Std

Double-wishbone coil-spring IFS

Std

Std

Std

Four-link coil-spring rear suspension with lateral rod

Std

Std

Std

KDSS suspension

Std

Std

Std

17-inch alloy wheels

Std

Std

Std

Rear spoiler

Std

Std

Std

Side steps

Std

 

 

Matt metallic-look side steps

 

Std

Std

Body-coloured exterior mirrors and door handles

Std

Std

Std

Front fog lamps

 

Std

Std

Headlamp cleaning system

 

 

Std

Moonroof

 

Std

Std

UV-cut glass

Std

 

 

Privacy glass

 

Std

Std

Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment

Std

Std

 

Electric tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment

 

 

Std

Smart Entry and Smart Start

Std

Std

Std

Dual-zone climate control air conditioning

Std

Std

 

Four-zone climate-control air conditioning

 

 

Std

Pollen filter

Std

Std

Std

Cool box

 

 

Std

Rear cooler

Std

Std

 

6 cupholders

Std

 

 

8 cupholders

 

Std

Std

Large overhead console

Std

 

 

Small overhead console

 

Std

Std

Cloth seat and door trim

Std

 

 

Leather accented seat and door trim

 

Std

Std

Power-adjustable front seats with tilt-adjustable head restraints

 

Std

Std

40:20:40 split fold second-row seat with centre armrest and two cupholders

 

Std

Std

Front seatback map pockets

 

Std

Std

Remote power window and moonroof control

 

Std

Std

Electro-chromatic interior mirror

 

 

Std

Electric folding exterior mirrors

 

 

Std

Door courtesy lamps

 

Std

Std

Multi-information display (trip computer)

 

Std

Std

Multi information display function button on steering wheel

 

Std

 

Audio controls on steering wheel, plus Bluetooth™ and multi-function display

 

 

Std

Reversing camera (rear guide monitor)

 

 

Std

Optitron instruments

 

Std

Std

Leather accented steering wheel and gearshift lever

 

Std

 

Leather accented and woodgrain look steering wheel and gearshift lever

 

 

Std

Woodgrain look interior trim (dashboard, centre console, door trim)

 

Std

Std

Front console box

Std

Std

Std

Front map lamps

Std

 

 

Rear map lamps

 

Std

Std

Antenna in glass

Std

Std

Std

Driver and front passenger dual-stage SRS airbags

Std

Std

Std

Front-seat side airbags

Std

Std

Std

Full-length side curtain-shield airbags

Std

Std

Std

Driver and front passenger knee airbags

 

Std

Std

Second-row outboard seat side airbags

 

Std

Std

Front and second-row seat (outer) seatbelt pretensioners

Std

Std

Std

Six-speaker audio with six-CD MP3-compatible changer, plus audio input jack and Bluetooth™ capability

Std

Std

 

Nine-speaker audio

 

 

Std

Satelllite navigation with DVD mapping, six-CD/DVD/MP3 multi-changer

 

 

Std

Key reminder warning

Std

Std

Std

Alarm system

 

Std

Std

Sub fuel tank

Std

Std

Std


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LANDCRUISER HAS HIGHEST LOYALTY IN TOYOTA'S RANGE


LandCruiser has the greatest customer loyalty among all Toyota vehicles, said the company's senior executive director sales and marketing, David Buttner.

Mr Buttner said almost two out of every three sales of the new 200 Series were expected to be customers upgrading from an existing LandCruiser.

"They are mainly affluent men in their 40s and 50s," Mr Buttner said.

"Many of them are entrepreneurs or private business owners who are looking to make a statement with their vehicle.

"They are successful businessmen, including farmers, with an average household income of around $120,000 a year."

Mr Buttner said most potential customers for the new 200 Series already had an affinity for LandCruiser and its history.

"These are people who actually use their four-wheel drive for four-wheel-driving, with 83 per cent of LandCruiser owners using the 4WD capability of their vehicle," he said.

"They don't want to feel confined or restricted in what they do - and they will appreciate the premium features of LandCruiser.

"At the same time, they won't mind getting dusty in their effort to keep exploring the next phase of their lives."

Mr Buttner said the new twin-turbo-diesel models were expected to account for around two-thirds of sales, and petrol one-third.

The private market will represent close to 39 per cent and business 54 per cent of sales.

"With the new LandCruiser, we anticipate a solid lift in turbo-diesel sales to private and fleet buyers," Mr Buttner said.

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'STANDARD' BUYERS REMAIN IN TOYOTA FAMILY


Toyota Australia has expanded the LandCruiser Prado and 70 Series ranges to replace the LandCruiser 100 Standard, which has been discontinued.

The LandCruiser Prado line-up now has an entry-level Standard grade with a powerful turbo-diesel engine, twin front airbags and the choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Earlier this year, Toyota added wagon variants for the first time to the LandCruiser 70 Series range, including a Workmate wagon model.

David Buttner, Toyota Australia's senior executive director sales and marketing, said the LandCruiser 100 Series Standard grade represented about 200 sales per month.

"We are confident of keeping those customers in the Toyota family - and attracting new buyers - by offering the Prado Standard and 70 Series Workmate wagon," Mr Buttner said.

"These new variants are aimed at buyers who require a vehicle for both work and recreational driving.

"Primary targets are government, rental and business customers, including tool-of-trade buyers and large numbers from the mining sector.

"In addition, we are expecting strong fleet interest in the new LandCruiser 200 Series.

"It is still the best vehicle - and probably the only vehicle - for the real heavy-duty fleet applications."

LandCruiser Prado Standard models retail substantially below the price of the discontinued 100 Series Standard wagon, which last sold for $53,990.

Prado Standard with manual transmission has a recommended retail price (RRP) of $44,6001 while the automatic variant has an RRP of $47,6001.

These are more than $3000 below the GX Prado turbo-diesel models.

Other safety and security equipment fitted to Prado Standard includes power steering, pretensioners and force-limiters for the driver and front-passengers seatbelts, engine immobiliser, central locking, ventilated disc brakes and variable intermittent wipers.

Prado Standard also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 17-inch steel wheels, 180-litre fuel-tank capacity, 2500kg towing capacity (with trailer brakes), six-speaker audio with AM/FM stereo and MP3-compatible CD, power mirrors and windows.

There are two option packs. The first offers Active Braking with intelligence (ABS anti-skid Brakes, Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), cruise control and a leather accented gearshift lever.

The second option pack for the manual variant includes front side and curtain shield airbags, while the auto pack comprises stability and traction control, climate-control air conditioning and an exterior chrome package.

Power comes from a 3.0-litre multi-valve four-cylinder intercooled and turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine.

Maximum power is 127kW at 3400rpm while peak torque of 410Nm is delivered from 1600 to 2800rpm.

Fuel economy on the ADR 81/01 combined cycle is 9.2 litres/100km2.

The LandCruiser 70 Series wagon, in Workmate and GXL grades, comes with two front bucket seats and a three-seat rear bench.

LandCruiser 70 Series is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine, featuring direct injection and an intercooler.

The Euro IV-compliant, 32-valve V8 delivers 151kW of power at 3400rpm.

It has the flattest torque curve of all Toyota engines with the peak of 430Nm being held from 1200rpm all the way to 3200rpm.

It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with two-speed transfer case and a part-time 4WD system with manual free-wheeling front hubs.

Fuel economy is 11.9 litres/100km2 on the ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

The Workmate wagon includes vinyl seat trim and floor covering, 16-inch steel wheels, aluminium sidesteps, four-speaker audio (instead of two-speaker), intermittent wipers and five-person seating capacity.

GXL wagon adds chrome exterior highlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, loop-pile carpet, front-door armrest, power radio antenna, cloth seat trim, keyless central locking, power windows and front foglamps.

The Workmate wagon is priced from $53,9901 and the GXL wagon from $57,4901.

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1Recommended retail price, unless otherwise stated, excludes dealer delivery and statutory charges.

2Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

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TOYOTA GENUINE ALLOY ACCESSORIES ADD STYLE TO LANDCRUISER 200


A range of strong, lightweight and stylish Toyota Genuine alloy accessories will help protect and enhance the latest incarnation of LandCruiser.

The Toyota Genuine alloy bumper replacement bullbar is highly polished to seamlessly integrate with LandCruiser 200.

The alloy bullbar is engineered from rolled alloy extrusions and pressed lower panels, making it extremely strong and durable.

"Designed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation using the latest 3D simulation modelling technology, the alloy bullbar combines function and style along with airbag compatibility," said Matthew Callachor, Divisional Manager of Toyota's Customer Service Division.

"In addition to laboratory testing, Toyota Motor Corporation took LandCruiser 200, fitted with an alloy bullbar, off-road for testing to ensure its structural performance in real-world conditions," Mr Callachor said.

The alloy bullbar can accommodate Toyota Genuine driving lights via dedicated installation points1.

A heavy-duty steel bumper-replacement bullbar and winch2 is also available for LandCruiser 200.

Other accessories include 18-inch alloy wheels featuring a rugged five-spoke design.

Tailored specifically to LandCruiser 200, the alloy wheels are painted metallic silver with a clear corrosion-resistant top coat.

"With the many and varied tasks LandCruiser is assigned to, heavy-duty Toyota Genuine accessories are essential to ensure the vehicle's versatility," Mr Callachor said.

"The Toyota Genuine three-bar heavy-duty roof rack set is made from extruded aluminium with a square-profiled cross bar.

"Each bar is silver-anodised for increased corrosion resistance and features tamper-resistant fasteners and rubber cushioning strips on the cross-bars."

The three-bar heavy-duty roof rack set is rated to 150kg when cargo weight is evenly distributed across all three bars.

A new alloy roof luggage tray, compatible with the three-bar heavy-duty roof rack set, provides a stylish way to transport cargo.

The alloy luggage tray, made from extruded aluminium profiles for extra strength, is silver-anodised for corrosion resistance and features six internal tie-down eyelets for securing loads of varied size.

The Toyota Genuine alloy luggage tray is rated to 170kg capacity when fitted in conjunction with the three-bar heavy-duty roof rack set, and cargo weight is evenly distributed.

A dash-mounted tyre-pressure monitoring system, available for the first time for LandCruiser owners, displays the temperature and pressure of all five tyres (including the spare).

The sophisticated and compact device uses wireless technology to receive data from small sensors mounted inside each wheel and can be programmed to alert the driver to low tyre pressure, tyre overheating and when the sensor battery requires replacement.

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1Alloy bullbar is compatible with all Toyota Genuine driving lights except Rallye FF4000 non-compact model.

2Bullbar and winch sold separately.

All Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased and fitted to a Toyota are warranted for the remainder of the New Vehicle Warranty or 12 months, whichever is greater. Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased from an authorised Toyota Dealer over the counter are warranted from the date of purchase for one year (unlimited kilometres). Conditions apply. All warranties are additional to the implied warranties under the Trade Practices Act 1974.

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AUSTRALIA MOST POPULAR DESTINATION FOR LANDCRUISER


Australians have bought more than one in 10 of all LandCruisers ever built, making this country the largest single market for the iconic off-roader.

More than 540,000 LandCruisers have been sold in Australia since the model's introduction here in 1958.

Sales of LandCruiser started in Japan in 1951 and had reached a global total of 5,117,304 by the end of 2006.

A small Melbourne-based importer called B&D Motors sold the first LandCruisers in Australia - FJ25 models.

Among Australia's first LandCruiser customers in 1958 was construction magnate Sir Leslie Theiss, who bought several for use on the rugged construction site trails of a hydroelectric tunnel in the Snowy Mountains.

Impressed by the vehicle, Sir Leslie became the Queensland and later New South Wales distributor for the Toyota brand.

Thanks to his business acumen, there were almost 4000 Toyota vehicles in Australia by 1964, half of them LandCruisers.

The original FJ25 short-wheelbase model and its FJ28 long-wheelbase variant featured a canvas hood, a 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine and a single-range four-speed transmission driving the rear wheels.

An additional lever allowed front-wheel drive to be engaged as required.

In 1962 FJ25/28 was superseded by the FJ43/45 series, featuring for the first time Toyota lettering across the radiator grille and a three-speed, dual-range transmission.

The following year saw the introduction of a military-style wagon variant.

In 1965, the FJ40 was introduced in both soft-top and hardtop forms powered by a 3.9-litre engine, its arrival boosting LandCruiser sales to 150 a month.

LandCruiser's popularity grew further with the introduction in 1969 of the FJ55 series - the first LandCruiser designed specifically for civilian rather than military use.

The first LandCruiser Wagon subsequently arrived, then in 1972 the four-speed six-cylinder HJ45 diesel-powered LandCruiser ute was introduced to appeal to rural buyers.

In 1975 new engines in the form of a 4.0-litre petrol and a 3.0-litre diesel were introduced, the diesel providing a huge boost to rural sales.

In 1981 the FJ60 wagon and variants made their appearance here, including a 4.0-litre diesel.

In that same year the 100,000th LandCruiser arrived in Australia.

An entirely new generation appeared in 1985 with the 70, 73 and 75 Series models, as well as the four-cylinder petrol-engined Bundera.

In 1989 the military-style 70 Series received new overhead-cam 4.2-litre diesel engines.

In 1990 LandCruiser 80 Series was launched with constant four-wheel drive and marked the debut of both the 4.2-litre overhead camshaft 1HZ diesel and 1HDT turbo-diesel engines.

The 80 Series also had an injected version of 3F, becoming the 3F-E.

In 1992 LandCruiser 80 Series was upgraded with the 4.5-litre Twin Cam Multi-valve 1FZ-FE petrol engine.

In 1994, Australian sales of LandCruiser passed the 300,000 mark, the 350,000 mark being reached just two years later.

In 1998 LandCruiser celebrated the model's 40th year in Australia with the introduction of the new-generation 100 Series range that continues, in improved form, to this day.

In 2002 the 100 Series received an all-new quad-cam V8 engine and five-speed transmission along with numerous further refinements through to 2006.

These include the introduction of Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Active Height Control (AHC) and Toyota's semi-active Electronic Modulated Suspension (TEMS) for Sahara.

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LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES HAS ALL-NEW BODY


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has an all-new full-frame body structure.

The new body design provides improved styling, interior space, pedestrian safety and durability, and lower interior noise levels.

The combination of new stronger frame and new reinforced upper body structure improves passive safety and durability.

LandCruiser 200 meets its interior space, styling and safety goals while maintaining its trademark off-road ability.

Clever packaging means the new 200 Series body provides greater space efficiency, while retaining the 2850mm wheelbase of 100 Series.

The new LandCruiser 200 has 130mm more interior length than the vehicle it supersedes, within a body that is 60mm longer overall.

Exterior width has been increased by 30mm.

LandCruiser 200 was designed and built to meet the highest durability targets in Toyota's overall range - several times higher than those of a road-going passenger vehicle.

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CLEVER PACKAGING INCREASES INTERIOR LENGTH


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has increased interior space, while retaining the key ground clearance dimensions of its predecessor.

Clever packaging has allowed Toyota to increase LandCruiser's interior length by 130mm, while retaining a 2850mm wheelbase and limiting the overall length increase to 60mm.

One of the keys to increasing interior length was making more efficient use of engine-bay space in view of the new all-V8 engine line-up.

Exterior width has been increased by 30mm.

The increased interior length has been devoted to increases in couple distance (hip point to hip point measurement) in both first-row to second-row seat and second-row to third-row seat, and increased cargo space.

The couple distance increase first row to second row is 35mm and the increase second row to third row is 45mm, with an additional 50mm in cargo area length behind the third-row seat.

The new vehicle has 240mm of front-seat slide length and 105mm of second-row seat slide length.

The key ground clearance angles are:

  • approach angle: 30 degrees;
  • ramp-over angle: 25 degrees;
  • departure angle: 20 degrees.


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ADVENTUROUS STYLING FOR LANDCRUISER 200


Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has fresh, new styling, while retaining recognisable styling cues of its predecessors.

Three design themes - "adventurous, prestigious and trustful 4x4" - were used to create the exterior design for the vehicle dubbed the King of Four Wheel Drives.

Toyota defined "adventurous" as a new rugged image that projects dynamic manoeuvrability.

"Prestigious" reflects the role of LandCruiser as a premium 4WD.

"Trustful 4x4" refers to a well thought-out design for off-road driving, backed by functionality.

LandCruiser 200 was styled under the Toyota brand theme of Vibrant Clarity.

The coefficient of drag has been reduced from 0.39 to 0.35.

The designers enhanced and enlarged the front and rear fender overhangs.

A thick, rectangular grille and headlamps add to LandCruiser's strength while the bonnet flows smoothly into the grille.

The height of the belt line has been raised to give the vehicle a more contemporary look without compromising driver and passenger visibility.

Character lines are fresh, especially in the front and in the area around the rear door and handles.

LandCruiser 200's new exterior includes transparent-lens, multi-reflector, dual-pocket headlamps and LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail lamps and high-mount stop lamp.

Sahara has the additional feature of headlamp washers, while VX and Sahara have front fog lamps.

Each tail lamp has 12 LEDs for the tail lamp and 21 LEDs for the stop lamps, with faster light uptime for improved safety.

The centre high-mount stop lamp (CHMSL) is located inside the vehicle.

LandCruiser GXL has four LEDs in its CHMSL, while VX and Sahara have six LEDs in their CHMSLs.

All LandCruiser models have a body-coloured rear spoiler.

The rear bumper incorporates a towing hitch cover to improve the visual appeal of the vehicle when the tow bar is not in use.

Nine exterior colours are offered, including four newly available and one newly developed colour.

The nine colours are: Glacier White, Crystal Pearl, Silver Pearl, Graphite, Ebony, Merlot Red, Gold Metallic, Goldrush and Blue Storm.

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NEW BODY STRUCTURE INCREASES RIGIDITY


Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has increased body strength and rigidity - for improved crashworthiness and durability, as well as lower interior noise levels.

It also provides a stable platform for LandCruiser's improved suspension.

Computer-aided design and extensive use of lightweight high-strength steel, backed up with a punishing worldwide testing schedule, have resulted in a high-strength, high-rigidity body structure.

Toyota engineers have retained the LandCruiser body structure hallmark of a separate frame and body.

They have developed an all-new frame structure that offers superior strength and rigidity.

Torsional strength has been increased by 40 per cent and bending strength by 20 per cent.

Engineers also worked on insulation and bushings to reduce road noise, suppress vibration and enhance comfort.

LandCruiser 200 is designed and built to meet the highest durability targets in the Toyota range, several times higher than those of a road-going passenger vehicle.

The body has been reinforced at all four pillars and in the rocker panels, for maximum endurance - as well as rollover protection.

LandCruiser's body structure also features pedestrian protection structures and design elements to improve aesthetics, with reduced front parting line gaps and a concealment cover in the engine bay.

The windscreen surround was designed for reduced wind noise, with a flush glass to roof structure, optimised moulding gaps and a redesigned cowl louvre.

LandCruiser 200's frame has been redesigned and new manufacturing methods introduced.

It uses larger box sections and thicker gauge steel, including high-tensile sheet steel.

The front section of the frame has been designed to optimise impact absorption.

The frame has three hydro-formed cross-members, with increased connection rigidity to the side rails.

Toyota has continued to develop hydro-forming since Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan began using the process to manufacture rear suspension torsion beams.

The rear of the frame is a high-strength cross-member with a built-in towing hitch.

The evaluation regime for LandCruiser 200's new frame included bench tests for deformation and fatigue durability, four-post durability, road-road durability and a road contact test on a rocky road.

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TWO NEW V8 ENGINES FOR LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES


Toyota LandCruiser 200 has two new V8 engines for go-anywhere performance.

The two engines are a 4.5-litre twin-turbo high-pressure direct-injection (common-rail) diesel with 650Nm of torque and a 4.7-litre quad-cam multi-valve petrol with intelligent variable inlet valve timing.

Both are matched to automatic transmissions only, with artificial intelligence shift control and a sequential shift feature.

LandCruiser's new 4461cc twin-turbo V8 diesel engine has 220Nm more torque and 45kW more power than the 4.2-litre inline turbocharged direct-injection straight six it replaces.

The all-new 1VD-FTV engine delivers 195kW of power at 3400rpm and 650Nm of torque from 1600 to 2600rpm.

It is matched to a new six-speed automatic transmission

The 4664cc petrol engine has the additional new features of Toyota's Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) for improved performance across the revolution range and air injection to reduce emissions.

The re-engineered Toyota 2UZ-FE engine delivers 32kW more power than the engine it supersedes.

It has 202kW of power at 5400rpm and 410Nm of torque at 3400rpm, and is matched to a five-speed transmission.

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FUEL-EFFICIENT ENGINES CHALLENGE V8 BANS


The fuel efficiency of Toyota's LandCruiser 200 Series engines should prompt company and government fleets to reassess bans on buying V8 engines.

Toyota's senior executive director sales and marketing, David Buttner, said LandCruiser 200's V8 petrol and turbo-diesel engines are more efficient than previous-generation six-cylinder engines.

Mr Buttner said the new engines combined improved performance with better fuel economy and lower emissions.

"These new engines demolish the argument that having a V8 engine is the same as having a gas guzzler," Mr Buttner said.

"Modern engine technology has advanced in leaps and bounds - certainly at Toyota."

The fuel economy of Toyota's new twin-turbo diesel V8 has been improved by 6.3 per cent, compared with LandCruiser's superseded straight-six engine.

Fuel use is 10.3 litres/100km*, based on the ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

At the same time, power is up almost one-third and torque is up by more than 50 per cent.

In fact, Toyota's V8 engine uses 1.5 litres/100km less fuel than a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offered by another company.

Yet LandCruiser 200's V8 engine has 65 per cent more power and 58 per cent more torque.

LandCruiser's new petrol V8 engine, now with VVT-i, provides 18 per cent more power yet uses 9.9 per cent less fuel than the engine it supersedes.

Its fuel economy of 14.5 litres/100km* is also 0.3 litres/100km lower than the six-cylinder engine fitted to another vehicle in the large SUV segment.

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*Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/01 combined cycle.

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VVT-i FOR LANDCRUISER 200 PETROL ENGINE


LandCruiser's quad-cam V8 petrol engine has a range of new features to improve power and fuel economy and reduce emissions.

The 4.7-litre 2UZ-FE has the added features of intelligent variable inlet valve timing (VVT-i), Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) and air injection.

Toyota developed VVT-i to optimise driveability and fuel efficiency.

It is now standard equipment on all Toyota motor vehicles with petrol engines sold in Australia.

VVT-i gives the LandCruiser 2UZ-FE engine a combination of driveability, performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions.

It provides continual variations of the intake and overlap to provide optimum valve engine characteristics for the full range of driving conditions.

Inlet camshaft timing is varied according to engine revolutions, throttle position, inlet camshaft angle, engine coolant temperature and intake air volume.

LandCruiser's VVT-i system can vary inlet valve timing (and hence valve overlap) over a range of 40 degrees, relative to crankshaft angle.

Maximum valve overlap (the period when both exhaust and inlet valves are open) for the 2UZ-FE engine is 28 degrees for maximum power, and minimum overlap is minus 12 degrees for optimum economy.

Toyota's electronically controlled ACIS varies the effective length of the inlet runners to make maximum use of the inlet pulsation effect for increased breathing efficiency.

Based on information on engine revolutions and throttle position, it creates a long manifold effect to boost torque in the low-to-medium engine speed range and a short manifold effect to boost power at high rpm.

The new air injection system on the 2UZ-FE engine is designed to reduce emissions.

The system injects secondary air into the exhaust manifolds, to improve catalyst warm-up efficiency during cold starts.

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DIESEL V8 BUILT TO LAST


LandCruiser 200 Series' new twin-turbo V8 diesel engine was designed for performance, economy, low emissions and durability.

It has the highest torque of any Toyota-badged motor vehicle ever sold in Australia and is Toyota's first twin-turbo diesel.

The twin-turbo LandCruiser 200 engine is based on the single turbo LandCruiser 70 Series engine launched in Australia in March 2007.

The turbocharged and intercooled Quad Cam 32-valve Toyota 1VD-FTV engine uses electronic high-pressure (common-rail) D-4D direct injection.

The two turbochargers have variable nozzle vanes to ensure high engine output, low fuel consumption and low emissions.

The two compact, lightweight, low-inertia RHV4 turbochargers provide high response and high output.

The 1VD-FTV engine also has an air-to-air intercooler and dual electronic throttle valves.

The intercooler is mounted directly to the engine to save space under the bonnet.

The cylinder block for the LandCruiser diesel is cast from nodular graphite iron for low weight and a compact size while resisting the high cylinder pressures of a turbocharged diesel design.

The 4461cc engine has a 90-degree V angle, undersquare (long stroke) bore and stroke dimensions of 86.0 by 96.0mm to maximise torque and a compression ratio of 16.8:1.

The bank offset is 22mm and the bore pitch is 97mm to create a compact block relative to the engine's displacement.

The forged steel crankshaft has five journals and seven balance weights.

All pins and induction journals' fillets are hardened to ensure optimum strength.

The base of the cylinder block has substantial stiffening plates to minimise vibration, and four plastic-region tightening bolts for each bearing cap.

The connecting rods are made of high-strength steel and the big-end bearings are secured with nut-less plastic-region tightening bolts.

Knock pins are used at the mating surfaces of the bearing caps to ensure correct alignment during assembly.

The 1VD-FTV engine has aluminium-alloy pistons with combustion chambers in the piston crown.

The pistons have an internal cooling channel, a Ni-resist cast-iron top ring carrier to improve wear resistance and resin coating on the skirt to reduce friction loss.

Oil jets at the bottom of the cylinder bores spray oil on the underside of the pistons to improve piston cooling and lubrication.

The cylinder heads are made of aluminium alloy, with two-stage water-jacket construction to improve cooling.

An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage reduces emissions.

The combustion chamber design includes four valves with a central solenoid-type high-pressure injector nozzle to improve performance and minimise emissions.

The injection system includes pilot injection control to improve performance and fuel economy and reduce emissions.

A glow plug located between the inlet valves improves engine starting.

Four camshafts are used to ensure accurate valve timing.

Camshaft drive is by a gear train to an idler gear, by chain to the inlet camshafts and by gears from each inlet camshaft to its partner exhaust camshaft.

Individual cam lobes activate the valves via roller rockers with built-in needle bearings to reduce friction and optimise fuel economy.

In addition to roller rockers, the new engine has maintenance-free hydraulic valve clearance adjusters to maintain constant zero valve clearance between the rocker arm and valve stem.

The 1VD-FTV engine's twin turbochargers have water-cooled bearing housings for increased reliability.

The inlet air passes through an air-cooled intercooler and separate throttle valves for each cylinder bank, before reaching the inlet ports.

Other features of the 1VD-FTV engine include a linear temperature-controlled coupling for the cooling fan, a fuel cooler, a fuel filter with a warning switch, a segment-conductor-type alternator and an oxidation catalytic converter.

The Australia-specification LandCruiser 200 diesel engine has an air pre-cleaner to suit harsh local conditions.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS NEW TRANSMISSIONS


LandCruiser 200's two new engines are matched to specific automatic transmissions, both with artificial intelligence and sequential shift.

Both engine/transmission combinations combine the benefits of electronic throttle and electronic transmission control to optimise driveability, acceleration feel, shift quality and fuel economy.

Both transmissions have gated shift levers.

LandCruiser 200's V8 twin-turbo diesel is matched to the new Toyota six-speed AB60F transmission.

It has ratios of: first, 3.333; second, 1.960; third, 1.353; fourth, 1.000; fifth, 0.728; sixth, 0.588 and reverse, 3.061; and is matched to a 3.909:1 final drive ratio.

LandCruiser 200's new electric-motor activated full-time four-wheel-drive transfer has ratios of 1.000 (high range) and 2.618 (low range).

Toyota engineers used triple planetary gears and state-of-the-art hydraulic technology to produce a lightweight, compact transmission with high torque capacity and smooth shift feel - coupled with high levels of driveability and fuel efficiency, and low noise.

Refining the transmission electronics, hydraulic servo units and clutch control has ensured a high-quality shift feel.

Special features of the new Toyota AB60F transmission include torque-converter lock-up on fifth and sixth gears for increased fuel economy and a flex-lock-up system to expand the lock-up actuation range and further increase economy.

The AB60F transmission also has a deceleration downshift control to maximise the continuation of fuel cut and increase economy.

The five-speed Toyota A750F transmission in LandCruiser petrol models has the added features of flex lock-up and Toyota artificial intelligence (AI Shift).

It has ratios of first, 3.520; second, 2.042; third, 1.400; fourth, 1.000; fifth, 0.716 and reverse, 3.224.

It is matched to a 4.110:1 final drive ratio.

Toyota AI shift control

The Toyota artificial intelligence (AI Shift) transmission algorithm is designed to manage the shift regime of both LandCruiser 200 transmissions, taking into account road conditions and driver behaviour.

It uses data on throttle valve opening angle, engine revolutions, vehicle speed, vehicle acceleration and the brake-lamp signal to control the basic shift pattern, as well as providing road-condition support control and driver intention support control.

The AI Shift control can adjust the shift pattern to suit different drivers and provide engine braking for hill descents.

The system works in conjunction with the 2UZ-FE and 1VD-FTV engines' intelligent electronic throttles.

The AI Shift system has a 'downshift and hold' mode to provide improved driveability on hill descents.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has increased environmental friendliness, with both engines meeting Euro IV emission standards and delivering better fuel economy than their predecessors.

LandCruiser 200 is the latest vehicle to benefit from a 21st Century Toyota whole-of-life environmental assessment program.

Toyota's Eco-Vehicle Assessment System (EcoVAS) is a comprehensive system that measures a vehicle's life-cycle development process, including the environmental impact it will have as a result of its production, use and disposal.

The new diesel engine has a thermoplastic resin head cover to ease recycling.

It also has lead-free bearings and a separable cap and element oil filter - so less material is wasted during filter changes.

The vehicle makes extensive use of Toyota Plastic Olefin (TPO) and Toyota Super Olefin Polymer (TSOP) in place of vinyl-chloride materials to decrease vinyl-chloride use and increase the ease of recycling.

Highly recyclable TPO is used for the roof lining.

Easily recyclable TSOP is used for the bumpers, with the material specification engraved on the inner face of the bumpers for easy recognition during disassembly.

Both TSOP and TPO are used in the instrument panel and console for ease of recyclability.

The instrument panel has slits integrated into the panel joints, to improve ease of disassembly.

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LANDCRUISER 200 CHASSIS AND ELECTRONIC AIDS PROVIDE GO-ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE


Toyota LandCruiser 200 has new suspension hardware and a range of advanced Driver Assist Technology (DAT) electronic driving aids to optimise on- and off-road driving performance.

LandCruiser 200 has all-new double-wishbone, coil-spring front suspension with increased wheel articulation and improved rear suspension.

In addition, LandCruiser has the breakthrough feature of the Australian-invented Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) standard on all models except the GXL Turbo-diesel, where it is available as an option. KDSS provides maximum wheel articulation off road and a comfortable 'flat' ride on road.

LandCruiser 200's brake package is all new, with 340mm by 32mm ventilated front discs with four-piston fixed calipers and 345mm by 18mm ventilated rear discs with single-piston floating calipers.

The brake control system features newly developed Toyota All-Terrain ABS, which literally reads the road to establish the ideal brake slip ratio curve for the traction conditions.

All-Terrain ABS includes Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

All six LandCruiser 200 models have as standard equipment the electronic DAT package of All-Terrain ABS, Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

LandCruiser 200 petrol has the additional feature of Toyota's breakthrough Crawl Control.

LandCruiser 200 diesel has the additional feature of Downhill Assist Control (DAC).

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS ALL-NEW FRONT SUSPENSION


Toyota LandCruiser 200 has all-new front suspension for improved wheel articulation, handling, ride comfort and steering feel.

The new independent double-wishbone front suspension has coil springs in place of torsion bar springs, to increase suspension stroke and stability, and reduce harshness.

Wheel stroke has been increased by 15 per cent for enhanced off-road performance.

The suspension lower arm has been significantly reinforced.

Toyota has also redesigned LandCruiser 200's coil-spring rear suspension to improve handling, ride comfort and off-road performance.

The long wheel stroke of the 100 Series' rear suspension has been maintained.

LandCruiser's proven rear-suspension layout is a solid rear axle, with four links and a lateral Panhard rod.

The improved design includes repositioned control arms to improve handling performance.

The repositioned control arms in conjunction with new suspension bushing characteristics improve ride comfort and handling stability.

The rear axle has been completely redesigned with a bilaterally symmetrical structure to optimise reliability and increase rear track while reducing weight.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS KINETIC DYNAMIC SUSPENSION SYSTEM


Toyota LandCruiser 200 is available with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension (KDSS) which gives new LandCruiser two previously contradictory benefits: long wheel articulation for challenging off-road driving and the high roll rigidity required for on-road roll control.

It improves both off-road capability and on-road driving comfort and confidence.

The system has the added benefits of improving active safety and environmental performance, as it requires no power source.

KDSS comes as standard on all LandCruiser 200 models except GXL turbo-diesel.

Toyota purchased the rights to use KDSS from Kinetic Suspension Technology in Western Australia and designed a system to suit LandCruiser.

KDSS in new LandCruiser 200 acts by adjusting front and rear stabiliser resistance; based on the movement of hydraulic cylinders installed on both the front and rear stabiliser bars and connected by a pair of hydraulic lines.

A link mechanism is used to suppress the range of vertical movement of the stabiliser bars to ensure ground clearance.

When vehicle roll occurs, the hydraulic pressure in the front and rear cylinders collide and the cylinders do not stroke.

This causes the stabiliser bars to twist - as they do in conventional suspension - to suppress further roll.

The action of the stabiliser bars ensures excellent turning performance and smooth steering feel.

However, when the wheels on one side of the vehicle are raised, the cylinders installed on the front and rear stroke in opposite directions.

The effect is similar to loosening the stabiliser bars, allowing full suspension stroke.

KDSS therefore provides flat ride comfort on road, good stability and improved ground contact for the tyres off-road.

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CRAWL CONTROL IS A TOYOTA FIRST


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 petrol models have a breakthrough control system for rugged off-road conditions.

Toyota Crawl Control is a feet-off control system to take the vehicle over rugged rocky terrain, moguls, rubble, snow, mud, gravel and sand.

It only operates in L4 (low-range) and at speeds below 10km/h.

The system uses the vehicle's existing hardware, including electronic throttle, wheel-speed sensors, G-sensor and ABS actuator.

A speed-selector dial on the centre console provides the choice of three speeds.

The system automatically maintains a low uniform vehicle speed uphill and downhill by controlling both engine output and brake hydraulic pressure, allowing the driver to concentrate fully on steering the vehicle.

It increases vehicle stability in extreme 4WD conditions by minimising wheel spin and tyre lock-up.

The system has the added benefit of reducing potential damage to the vehicle, by smoothly controlling vehicle speed over rugged terrain.

It reduces load on the drivetrain by smoothly controlling engine output and brake application.

The system can only be engaged under these conditions: transfer gear position switch in L4; shift lever in any position except P or N; vehicle stopped; foot brake on; parking brake off; doors closed; VSC system in normal setting; second-gear start system switched off; Crawl Control switch on.

A CRAWL indicator in the instrument panel/multi-information display lets the driver know the system has been activated and the SLIP indicator will blink.

The system will deactivate if any one of the following conditions occurs: Crawl Control switch pushed; transfer shifted to H4 (high range); gear lever shifted to N or P; speed exceeds 10km/h; brake pedal pressed hard; parking brake activated; any door opened; VSC system detects abnormal conditions; transmission oil temperature increases to warning level; second-gear start switch is pushed.

When the system is deactivated, a warning buzzer sounds and the CRAWL indicator will change from lit to blinking.

Once Crawl Control is completely finished, the indicator light will turn off.

On VX and Sahara, the multi-information display will message that Crawl Control has finished operation.

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ALL-TERRAIN ABS FOR LANDCRUISER 200


Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has a new ABS system that 'reads' the road to determine the best slip ratio for optimum deceleration.

It is designed to improve braking feel and optimise control and stopping distances during off-road driving.

The new Multi-terrain ABS can detect the type of road conditions based on the grip level - including sandy, muddy, gravel and dirt roads.

Multi-terrain ABS uses information from engine computer, wheel-speed sensors and the VSC system's G-sensor to differentiate road surfaces.

It then selects the appropriate slip ratio control logic, according to the road surface.

A percentage of braking slip helps provide the optimum acceleration - in a similar way that a small percentage of wheel slip provides optimum acceleration on low-grip surfaces.

The new system has separate wheel-slip ratio curves for dry/wet tarmac, sand/gravel and dirt.

In addition, LandCruiser 200's Multi-terrain ABS provides an Electronic Brakeforce Distribution function to optimise brakeforce distribution regardless of vehicle load condition.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS TORQUE-SENSING CENTRE DIFFERENTIAL


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has full-time four-wheel drive with a torque-sensing centre differential.

Toyota has completely redesigned LandCruiser's centre differential and two-speed transfer to suit the increased torque of the new diesel V8 engine, as well as increase useability and increasing drivetrain rigidity.

The new transfer is lighter than the unit it supersedes and its centre of gravity has been moved forward in the vehicle.

Heart of LandCruiser 200's full-time 4WD system is a Torsen® mechanical limited-slip centre differential.

The Torsen® LSD system helps optimise traction.

The torque-sensing system generates limited differential torque, proportional to the vehicle's drive torque.

It has been set up with a front-to-rear torque split that is biased to the rear in the ratio 41:59 for straight-line driving.

However, the system can automatically and instantly change the ratio to provide up to 70 per cent torque to the rear wheels, depending on driving conditions.

For example, the system provides a 30:70 torque split when the vehicle is accelerating around a curve to suppress the chance of understeer and enhance cornering performance.

The maximum torque distribution to the front axle is 53 per cent to provide sufficient limited-slip differential performance while minimising load on the front drivetrain.

The centre differential lock is electrically controlled from a button next to the H4/L4 control switch on the centre console.

LandCruiser 200 has an electric-motor-activated full-time four-wheel-drive range transfer mechanism.

The six-pinion planetary transfer gears have ratios of 1.000 (high range) and 2.618 (low range).

Toyota has adopted planetary gears in place of a conventional counter-gear system to enhance torque capacity and achieve a more compact transfer unit.

Drive to the front propeller shaft is by a high-rigidity silent chain, with increased chain width and reinforced material in the chain links.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED ACTIVE SAFETY


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has a comprehensive active safety package as standard equipment.

LandCruiser 200's active safety credentials begin with its new underpinnings, including torque-sensing full-time 4WD, a wider track, all-new coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)* and a new larger brake package.

In addition, LandCruiser 200 has a new brake control system, with All-Terrain ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) as standard equipment.

The new LandCruiser also has an advanced package of Drive Assist Technology (DAT) features as standard equipment.

All LandCruiser 200 models have Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Active Traction Control as standard equipment.

LandCruiser's VSC now has the added feature of a VSC cut-off switch, which deactivates both the VSC and TRC to help the vehicle escape from mud, fresh snow or other slippery terrain.

The vehicle must be stationary before the VSC cut-off can be activated.

Active TRC provides high levels of grip in off-road driving, without the need to engage the centre differential lock.

All LandCruiser 200 models have Hill-start Assist Control to prevent the vehicle rolling downhill when taking off on a steep incline.

LandCruiser 200 petrol models have newly developed Toyota Crawl Control, to control vehicle speed in extreme 4WD conditions.

LandCruiser 200 diesel models have Downhill Assist Control (DAC) to maintain vehicle speed on steep off-road descents.

LandCruiser 200 VX and Sahara have the additional active safety feature of front foglamps.

Top-of-the-range Sahara has a reversing camera, audio controls on the steering wheel and a headlamp cleaning system.

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*KDSS is standard equipment on VX and Sahara model grades and GXL petrol, and optionally available on GXL turbo-diesel.

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LANDCRUISER 200 HAS INCREASED PASSIVE SAFETY


Toyota's new LandCruiser 200 has increased passive safety, with an all-new body and frame and up to 10 SRS airbags.

Pedestrian safety has also been significantly increased.

Toyota has paid particular attention to the crashworthiness of the frame and the interaction between the frame and upper body in absorbing collision impact.

LandCruiser 200 has an all-new frame and newly designed underbody reinforcement in the upper body.

They are designed to act as one unit to better absorb impact in a frontal collision, by bending the frame and axial compression of the underbody reinforcement.

The frame has been completely redesigned at the front, as a moment-reducing structure.

The front side rails have 30 per cent more horizontal offset and 40 per cent less vertical offset to increase impact absorption.

The frame's side rails have preset bending points between the number two and number three cross-members.

Impact energy support areas (large reinforced box sections) have been built into the side rails at the number three cross-member joint.

These box sections are pressed from high-tensile sheet steel and have reinforcements in all four corners and for the entire outboard plate.

The front frame structure has been designed to increase impact absorption while increasing ground clearance for the front differential and the power steering box.

Inside, the LandCruiser 200 has head impact-absorbing structures for the inner materials of the pillar garnishes and roof headlining.

Each pillar garnish has one-piece moulded ribs to act as energy-absorbing panels.

The roof headlining has energy-absorbing resin angle brackets.

Vehicles equipped with a rear cooler have an added energy-absorbing structure on the rear cooler duct.

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TEN SRS AIRBAGS IN HIGH-GRADE LANDCRUISER 200


The new LandCruiser 200 Series has 10 SRS airbags on high-grade VX and Sahara models, thereby resetting passive safety benchmarks in the Large SUV segment.

All LandCruiser 200 models have two-stage front SRS airbags, front side airbags, full-length (three-row) side curtain-shield airbags and second-row seat outside seatbelt pretensioners.

The side curtain shield airbags have two inflator positions - above the B and C pillars.

VX and Sahara have the breakthrough additional feature of second-row seat side airbags.

The two high-grade models additionally have driver and front passenger SRS knee airbags.

The knee airbags also work together with the frontal airbags and pretensioning front seatbelts to achieve a better distribution of the loads imposed on the body by the safety restraint systems.

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LANDCRUISER 200 RAISES BAR ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY


New Toyota LandCruiser 200 has raised the bar on pedestrian safety in the Large SUV class.

The front of the vehicle has a package of pedestrian safety features designed to reduce the chance of injury to pedestrians in a collision.

This includes special attention to the design of the bonnet, front fenders and cowl panel.

The bonnet's central reinforcement structure has been designed with longitudinal ribs to maximise its ability to absorb impacts.

The front end of the bonnet has an energy-absorbing bead to ensure better absorption of impact with shorter pedestrians.

Energy-absorbing brackets have been installed between the apron and front fenders.

In addition, the glass support area of LandCruiser's cowl has been redesigned with an open cross-section to increase its ability to absorb impact energy.

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COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE A LANDCRUISER HALLMARK


Toyota LandCruiser 200 has successfully combined legendary toughness with a high level of passenger comfort and equipment levels.

VX and Sahara both have leather trim as standard and full electric seat adjustment, while GXL is specified with cloth interior.

LandCruiser 200 retains its eight-seat capacity.

The second-row seat in VX and Sahara has a 40:20:40 split, while GXL is split 60:40.

Front seats feature a new framework which is based on the WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening) concept that alleviates impact to the passengers' jaw area in the event of a rear-end collision.

Second row seats feature a one-touch tumble feature, where the seat cushion lock can be cancelled by folding the seatback forward and operating the recline lever.

The seat can then be stowed in the tumble-forward setting to increase carrying capacity.

A manual seat slide is available to all grades, allowing 105mm of adjustment.

There are plenty of storage locations in LandCruiser 200, including a push-open console cupholder, and a storage space for glasses located in the overhead console.

Utility space has been enhanced by incorporating bottle holders with pockets in the doors.

Sahara has a fully integrated touch-screen system that features a satellite navigation system with DVD mapping, and audio unit that has a six-in-dash CD/DVD player with MP3 capability, and a nine-speaker AM/FM audio unit with Bluetooth™ functionality.

The touch-screen also controls the five-zone climate-control air conditioning.

Sahara has a four-spoke leather accented and woodgrain look steering wheel with switches for audio, display, telephone and voice recognition functions.

VX has a four-spoke leather accented steering wheel with control for 'display' only.

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FOUR-ZONE AIR CONDITIONING FOR SAHARA


LandCruiser 200 Sahara is equipped with four-zone climate-control air conditioning.

The four zones include separate climate zone controls for the driver and front passenger, as well as controls for both second- and third-row passengers.

For Sahara passengers in the second row, rear face vents are located in the centre console, and rear foot ducts under the front seats.

Additional vents are also located for side second-row passengers as well as feet and face vents for the side third-row passengers.

A large-capacity fixed compressor and twin-tube heat exchanger achieve excellent cooling performance.

This is in addition to the high-efficiency heat exchangers, including the 'Revolutionary Superslim' evaporator and sub-cool condenser.

An ejector-type cycle is adopted to ensure the optimal refrigeration performance of the cooler.

A pollen filter and a pollen removal mode have been adopted to ensure interior air quality.

All LandCruiser 200 models are equipped with the pollen filter as standard.

The GXL and VX models are equipped with dual-zone front climate control air conditioning, with a rear cooler.

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SMART ENTRY AND SMART START ARE STANDARD EQUIPMENT


All LandCruiser 200 models have a Smart Entry and Start system that allows the driver to enter, exit and start the vehicle without using the ignition key or transmitter button.

The system detects the key when it is within proximity of the vehicle.

This feature is especially useful when carrying items to the vehicle.

All the driver needs is one hand free to touch the inside of the front door handle while having their keys in their pocket, and the door will open.

Alternatively, when the driver presses the lock switch on the front door handle, the vehicle is automatically locked.

The tailgate can be opened when the driver stands in front of it and presses the release button on the tailgate.

When inside LandCruiser 200, depressing the brake pedal and pressing the dashboard-mounted start button will enable the engine to be started as long as the vehicle is in either park mode or neutral and the key is within range.

Pressing the start button when the engine is on will turn the engine off.

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2007 Toyota LandCruiser 200 specifications


 

Turbo-diesel

Petrol

 

GXL

VX

Sahara

GXL

VX

Sahara

ENGINE

Type

Diesel

Petrol

Capacity (cc)

4461

4664

Code

1VD-FTV

2UZ-FE

Description

8 cylinders, V formation, gear and chain-driven, DOHC, 32 valves, compacted graphite-iron cylinder block and aluminium alloy heads

8 cylinders, V formation, belt-driven and gear-coupled DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, cast-iron cylinder block, alloy cross-flow heads

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.0 x 96.0

94.0 x 84.0

Compression ratio

16.8:1

10.0:1

Ignition system

Compression ignition

Distributorless, direct ignition with iridium-tipped, long-life spark plugs

Max. power

195kW @ 3400rpm

202kW @ 5400rpm

Max. torque

650Nm @ 1600-2600rpm

410Nm @ 3400rpm

Intercooler

Air-to-air

N/A

Fuel system

Direct injection

Multi-point fuel injection

Fuel type

Diesel

91 RON ULP

Fuel tank capacity (L)

138

93

138

Fuel economy 1 (L/100km)

10.3

14.5

Carbon dioxide (g/km)

273

341

Emission rating

Euro IV

TRANSMISSION

Driven wheels

4WD

4WD system

Constant 4WD with Torsen limited-slip centre differential, silent chain-driven, electrically switched

Transmission description

Six-speed automatic, electronically controlled with flexible lock-up torque converter on 5th and 6th gear and Artificial Intelligence shift control

Five-speed automatic, electronically controlled with flexible lock-up torque converter and Artificial Intelligence shift control

Transmission code

AB60F

A750F

Transmission control

Electronic

Gear ratios - 1st

3.333:1

3.520:1

- 2nd

1.960:1

2.042:1

- 3rd

1.353:1

1.400:1

- 4th

1.000:1

- 5th

0.728:1

0.716:1

- 6th

0.588:1

-

- Reverse

3.061:1

3.224:1

- Final drive ratio

3.909:1

4.100:1

- Transfer gear ratio - low

2.618:1

- Transfer gear ratio - high

1.000:1

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion

Turns lock to lock

3.14

Turning circle kerb to kerb (m)

11.8

SUSPENSION

Front

Independent double wishbone with gas dampers, coil springs and hydro-mechanical semi-active anti-roll bar (KDSS) – optional on GXL Turbo-diesel

Rear

Live axle, trailing arms, four-link rigid coil suspension with Panhard rod, hydro-mechanical semi-active anti-roll bar (KDSS) – optional on GXL Turbo-diesel

BRAKES

Front

Ventilated discs, 340 x 32mm, four-piston fixed calipers

Rear

Ventilated discs, 345 x 18mm, single-piston floating calipers

WHEELS

Rims

8.0Jx17 alloy

Tyres

285/65 R17 116H

Spare

8.0Jx17 alloy, 285/65 R17 116H

BODY 2

Construction

Chassis

Body type

4-door wagon

Length (mm)

4950

Width (mm)

1970

Height (mm)

1905

Wheelbase (mm)

2850

Front track (mm)

1640

Rear track (mm)

1635

Ground clearance (mm)

225

Approach angle (degrees)

30

Departure angle (degrees)

20

Breakover/ramp over angle (degrees)

25

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.36

INTERIOR

Length (mm)

2715

Width (mm)

1640

Height (mm)

1200 / 1140 (with moonroof)

WEIGHTS/LOADS 3

Kerb weight (kg)

2630-2700

2675-2720

2555-2635

2610-2665

Gross Vehicle Mass (kg)

3300

Gross Combined Mass (kg)

6800

Luggage capacity (L)

700 (VDA) top of 2nd-row seats

Seating capacity (incl. driver)

8

Towing capacity with trailer brakes (kg) 4

3500

Towing capacity without trailer brakes (kg) 4

750



1

Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/01 combined cycle.

2

Some vehicle dimension figures are approximate and may vary due to options and accessory fitment.

3 Kerb weight is nominal and may vary depending on options and accessories.

4

Towing capacity subject to State regulations, towbar design and towing equipment.

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