Toyota Land Cruiser
  • All new model to replace Colorado
  • Improved on-road handling, still world beating off-road
  • First vehicle in the world to have Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • New Toyota Downhill Assist Control - DAC - most precise on market
  • New model set to double Colorado sales in UK
  • Available in either three or five-door bodystyles with a choice of petrol or diesel engines
  • More luxurious and higher quality interior matched to legendary reliability and durability
  • Most powerful car in class (163DIN hp 3.0-litre D-4D turbo diesel, 249DIN hp 4.0-litre petrol V6
  • New V6, 4.0-litre petrol engine gives 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds
  • New limited slip centre differential
  • Exterior designed in Europe
  • Semi-active suspension (TEMS) standard on top of the range five-door
  • Front, side and curtain airbags as standard on all grades
  • Diesel powered version on sale in the UK in January 2003, petrol in March 2003
  • Toyota reveals first details and pictures of the new Toyota Land Cruiser that will receive its world premiere at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile in September and its UK debut at the British International Motor Show Birmingham in October.

    The new model is aimed at the core of the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) market and will replace the current Land Cruiser Colorado model. The new car will be known as the Toyota Land Cruiser. The larger Land Cruiser Amazon model continues with a revised interior and enhanced level of standard equipment.

    Like all previous Land Cruiser models, the new Toyota Land Cruiser offers full off-road capability but, in response to the growing demands of customers, the latest model offers superb on-road driving pleasure with premium standards of quality and comfort.

    After 51 years of tackling and conquering some of the toughest terrains around the globe, Land Cruiser has come to symbolise Toyota's legendary strengths of reliability, durability and build quality.

    The new Toyota Land Cruiser is set to take its place as a worthy successor to the generations which have gone before. More than four million Land Cruisers have been sold worldwide with over 200,000 customers in Europe alone. Current UK sales for the outgoing Colorado model are around 1,300 units per year and the new model is expected to double that in time.

    The new Land Cruiser retains the legendary reliability and durability and adds perceptibly higher quality interior, driving pleasure, stylish design and premium levels of equipment and innovation.

    It is equally at home on and off-road, yet, the new Toyota Land Cruiser is no 'soft' Sports Utility. It retains the traditional 4x4 frame chassis and separate body construction for maximum rigidity and strength.

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    Published : 02/09/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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