Reduced Emissions and Tax For The Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser

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.

OTR PRICE
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.

TOYOTA
LAND CRUISER 3.0 D-4D 5AT
LAND ROVER
DISCOVERY 3 TDV6 6AT
MITSUBISHI SHOGUN
3.2 DI-DC 5AT
CO2 emissions 224 270 280
Annual VED cost £215 £405 £405
mpg (combined) 31.4 27.7 26.7
Maximum speed (mph) 109 112 110
0-62mph (sec) 11.2 12.7 12.9
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

Published : 11/05/09 Author : Staff

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