Car review: Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Car Review | December 21, 2007 — road…

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Toyota Land Cruiser V

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Never has the phrase ‘slow-in, been more appropriate, Let’s just say that the new Land Cruiser feels than the old Land Cruiser, but not as as pretty much anything a ‘modern’ monocoque layout. In I include the Range Rover, the Merc’s GL, Audi’s Q7 and last but by no least, BMW’s glorious-handling X5. pretty damning, but we’re not yet.

You see, the United have bought some Toyota Land Cruisers the years, and you’ll invariably see one on any crisis newscast, storming down a desert track or through a village Swiss-cheesed mortar fire.

They get painted Daz white, to hell and back, and still the UN has an passion for this full-size SUV Toyota.

Why? Because never break; there’s a why the outback is littered with the of old Land Rovers and not broken

There’s a reason why, time you trek to some part of the world using and specialist equipment, you will to find a family having a on the tailgate of their 1980s Cruiser. It’s true. to the Earth’s core and there be a fossilised Land Cruiser there somewhere. Put some in it, slap on a new battery and it’ll start.

That reputation is pure It comes from a long — the first Land was in 1954, and it was pretty much the car Toyota itself was founded on. that proud heritage is right on inthe new car, when it comes to out-and-out off-road ability and manufacturing the Land Cruiser is seriously

Somehow, a big Toyota doesn’tmake you when you hear the underside and scrape like you do in a Range There’s a real feeling of to the whole thing — you are in a Cruiser,so nothing short of getting strafed from is going to stop you getting

Adjustable ride height — Active Height keeps you off the rocks, sensors at the assess what surface you be on (mud/sand/slope etc.) and enables ABS if a wheel spins.

Toyota Land Cruiser V

There’s that variable adaptive (AVS) that, as well as to iron out any road-wobble, tries as as possible to use the Cruiser’s impressive articulation to keep the tyres in with the floor and maintain progress.

But you wouldn’t know you just sit there and look at the unfolding. Here, in its more element off-road, the Land makes infinitely more The car clicks and bumps and grumbles, but ever feels like

It even has pads around knees should you bump a too violently. And all you do is sit back, listen to the and fiddle with the heated I tried to get it stuck. Short of it off a cliff or into the sea, it was

As you’d expect for a throat-tightening the Cruiser comes equipped pretty much everything; climate, 14 airbags (yes, you did that right), six-disc CD, camera, leather, satnav, box in the centre console, the whole yards.

We’re only going to get one in the UK, and that means top-spec and V8 which is fine, as Toyota is planning to sell about 500 in the year to rich people who don’t like what the are doing to Land Rover’s image.

Let’s face it, is the anti-Range Rover Sport no bling, little drive-by cred, but the big daddy to those who getting there over good and who couldn’t give two about street racing or the neighbours think. It’s a car. Not for everyone and the last of a breed, but still good.

Toyota Land Cruiser V

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