Toyota has achieved a significant reduction in exhaust emissions from the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, cutting its tax liability and strengthening its cost of ownership profile.
Adopting a new low viscosity differential oil has helped bring down the CO2 figure for the 3.0-litre D-4D automatic from 238 to 224g/km, ratified by a re-test of the model by the Vehicle Certification Agency.
As a result the Toyota Land Cruiser moves from Band L to Band K for Vehicle Excise Duty, almost halving the annual road tax cost (down from £405 to £215). This £190 reduction is reflected in a lower on-the-road price, effective from 1st May 2009 and detailed below.
|Toyota Land Cruiser LC3 3.0 D-4D Auto||£29,630|
|Toyota Land Cruiser LC4 3.0 D-4D Auto||£33,350|
|Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible 3.0 D-4D Auto||£38,145|
Reduced emissions and competitive fuel economy and performance strengthen the appeal of the Toyota Land Cruiser compared to its market rivals, as the table below illustrates.
LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D 5AT
DISCOVERY 3 TDV6 6AT
3.2 DI-DC 5AT
|Annual VED cost||£215||£405||£405|
|Maximum speed (mph)||109||112||110|
|Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm)||171/173 @ 3,400||188/190 @ 4,000||168/170 @ 3,800|
|Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)||410 @ 1,600||440 @ 1,900||373 @ 2,000|