Toyota Land Cruiser, a SUV has 1 Diesel version available in India. It comes in 10 colours, namely, Beige Mica Metallic, Black, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Gold Mica, Green Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Greyish Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Super White II, White Pearl Crystal Shine. Land Cruiser belongs to the world’s most renowned Japanese car company Toyota. It was in the year 1951 when this machine came out from a mere frame of blue print to an actually on road action. Land Cruiser came out with various faces like hardtop, station wagon, convertible and utility truck versions. Land Cruiser a 4WD vehicle is an unbeatable champion and ruling the wildest regions on the earth for over past 50 years. The longevity and reliability of this car has gained immense popularity. The new ruler of 4WD is fully designed and carries a series of duty towards the ‘Mother Earth’ and hence known as ‘The Pride of the World.’ The Latest version of Land Cruiser is Land Cruiser Prado and Land Cruiser 200. These two cars can be defined as tough or strong and yet the most luxurious experience while driving. Land Cruiser is one of the most elegant and trustworthy names in our country today.
As far as the exterior is concerned, it has been well taken care of by this Japanese car tycoon. The Land Cruiser 200 has a beautifully stylised grille, with a front head lamp and fog lamps which enhances driver’s visibility while driving. There is an optional power moon roof that exceeds the interior space. LED- rear combination lamp and LED- rear spoiler is also available. Land Cruiser Prado has a dynamic, aggressive front grille, with the automated light control system. It has 18 inch Alloy wheels, and outside rear view mirror with electrical adjust, retract and Turn Signal Indicator.
Interior & Features
Land Cruiser 200 has improved meters for better visibility, with the world’s most advanced 4 zone air conditioning and with illuminated vanity mirrors. Land Cruiser also offers an efficient cool box that keeps the beverages cool for a longer period. Land Cruiser Prado has luxurious 7-seater arrangements, a 7 inch touch screen audio display and 4 front and 4 rear sensors with the back camera for parking assistance. It also has an automatic climate control so that the car can adapt to the new climate while travelling.
Land Cruiser 200 comes equipped with a 4.5-litre V8 Diesel Engine, which has a displacement of 4461 cc. This engine comprises of a maximum power output that is195/3400(kW/rpm) with the highest torque of 650 Nm. The fuel system is of common rail-type. It offers a6-speed automatic transmission system. Land Cruiser Prado features a D-4D Intercooler Turbocharger engine, which has a displacement of 2982 cc. The maximum power output churned out by this mill stands at 173 PS with maximum torque of 410 Nm. In order to transmit the produced output to its wheels, it has been mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission system with 4WD drive type.
The 4461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 10 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
Land Cruiser 200 has full time 4WD system that optimises the front and rare distribution regardless of any path. This system makes the car turn smoothly on a slippery surface, rough or on a corner path. Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension controls the auto levelling function and shock absorbers to stabilize the body. Land Cruiser Prado has a highly advanced system that gives the thrilling experience of driving. It comprises of multi- terrain monitor and multi- terrain select which offers 4 cameras, 5 driving modes like rock, mud, rock and dirt, mud and sand, mogul and loose rock. It has 4x4 sequential or full time drive that enhances the driving experience.
Land Cruiser is in a section, where there are various other options, but Land Cruiser is the King of the Roads. Still there are many competitors, especially in India where there is a growing demand of SUVs. However, the SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Porsches Cayenne, and Land Rover Discover are Land Cruiser’s top notch threats. The specifications, features and price are equivalent, and all the three vehicles have been aiming the SUV-loving Indian car market.