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New Toyota LandCruiser V8 review

LandCruiser has been given a and a new V8 petrol engine.

Alistair road tests and reviews the new Landcruiser V8 with specs, economy and verdict.

There’s very Australian about the LandCruiser. Ever since when the first ever was privately imported to work on the Mountains Scheme this big off-roader has been the yardstick which all other serious have been measured.

Our local conditions make it an market for the big 4WD and a considerable amount of work and testing is carried out Rather than rest on its as the perennial best seller in its Toyota gave the LC200 an in March 2012 with a extra equipment, improved technology and a new more powerful V8

LandCruiser buyers get plenty of Apart from the two engines are four equipment levels, in order GX, GXL, VX and Sahara prices ranging from for the diesel-only GX to $118,990 for a diesel The new petrol V8 is available in the three models and is priced at $5000 the diesel.

As well, Sahara has Monitor that uses wide-angle cameras to display terrain hazards on a 7.1-inch display. Standard features in all LandCruiser models include side and curtain airbags, and traction control, multi-terrain ABS and luggage tie-down hooks. VX and get the added safety of driver and passenger knee airbags.

standard are cruise control, with the Toyota CRAWL for heavy terrain driving, and telescopic steering wheel and Bluetooth/USB/Auxiliary inputs.

LandCruiser GXL adds a rear satellite navigation with a new touch-screen audio system includes a single CD and USB input and camera. In addition to these the VX model has the Multi-Terrain System previously, rain-sensing windscreen auto-retracting side mirrors and and rear parking sensors.

in the flagship LandCruiser Sahara are seat entertainment with a LCD display and three wireless power back door, (7.1-inch) LCD screen incorporating an Multi Vision (EMV) that controls a numbers of including air conditioning, audio, and satellite navigation

Toyota is a big vehicle with all the advantages and that entail. On the plus there’s plenty of interior (head, leg and shoulder room) for up to occupants. Six adults and two children can in comfort, a pair of adults in the row seats would not enjoy the

The visual changes to the 2012 include new grille treatments vary according to model and include new chrome surrounds, bumpers, new colour and interior choices.

Even with all in place there’s a reasonable of storage space. This can be by folding the third row seats up the side of the luggage area.

plenty of in-cabin stowage including a large, practical box, large door that can take large bottles and a number of other for smaller items.

The new V8 petrol drops from 4.7 to 4.6 litres, but as come to expect from the new of engines across the automotive not only does it generate power (up by 12.9 per cent to 228 kW) and (increased by 7.1 per cent to 439 Nm at 3500rpm), but also a reduction in fuel (by 6.2 per cent to 13.6 litres per and CO2 emissions (down by 8.2 per cent to 313 per kilometre).

Adding to the attraction of the new V8 engine it now the impressive six-speed automatic that so impressed us when we the 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel The previous V8 petrol was mated to an five-speed ‘box.

Although has its LandCruiser 70 Series for serious conditions the more urbane 200 still ventures off road often than anything in its class, so off-road technology in the model sees the introduction of a anti-skid braking system detects and automatically adapts to conditions. The existing vehicle control and active traction are assisted by this new ABS system.

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to the LC200’s already excellent credentials the VX and Sahara now both Multi-Terrain Select that wheel-spin in tough off-road with five driver-selectable Rock, Rock and Dirt, Loose Rock, Mud and Sand.

Its handling is softer than the enthusiast would prefer but a ‘Cruiser by name and a cruiser by and it does what it was designed to do well. That includes NVH Vibration and Harshness) suppression and where it has a braked trailer of 3500 kilograms.

Long cruising is further enhanced by the of twin fuel tanks a capacity of 138 litres (93 litres in the tank and 45 litres in the back up

The downside to such a large is that it can be difficult to get into and out of for the agile and it can be a handful to manoeuvre the city and suburbs.

GX 4.5-litre turbo-diesel five-door from $77,990 (automatic)

GXL petrol five-door wagon:from (automatic)

GXL 4.5-litre turbo-diesel wagon: from $88,990

VX 4.6-litre petrol five-door from $94,990 (automatic)

VX turbo-diesel five-door wagon: $99,990 (automatic)

Toyota Land Cruiser V
Toyota Land Cruiser V
Toyota Land Cruiser V


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