Another soul successor of the company is Toyota Land Cruiser, which has been adding to the company's greatness since its introduction in 1951. Its Toyota Land Cruiser 200, the flagship full-size SUV is available in almost all the countries including Philippines. The first representation of the vehicle was of Jeep-like and has changed shapes from convertible, hardtop, station wagon, to utility truck versions. The off-roader also shares the pride of being Toyota's longest running series. Moreover, it give strong competition to rivals like Range Rover, Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Discovery, Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol.
The powerful and rugged off-roader by Toyota is poured in power by the solemnly refined 4.5-litre (4461 cc) V8 diesel engine, 32-value DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft), Commonrail Diesel engine with Intercooler and Twin Turbo. This powerhouse enables the vehicle to churn out a maximum power output of 232 HP at 3200 rpm and a maximum torque of 615 Nm between 1800 to 2200 rpm. This engine mated with 6-speed automatic triptronic transmission gives the car capability to cover 100 km of distance sipping fuel of about 9.1-litre in extra urban driving and 10.2-litre in combined driving cycle. The focus on improvising the pick up numbers resulted in delivering acceleration count of 8.6 seconds in clocking speed mark of 0 to 100 kmph. The top speed to which you can pull the gear lever knob is 210 kmph.
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is a true off-roader and a compatible 4WD vehicle that has been designed exclusively in proper dimensions measuring 4950 mm x 1970 mm x 1905 mm (L X W X H) that gives it a rugged feat. For the same, wheelbase is counted as 2850 mm. To give it an impressive and commanding appearance, special attention has been drawn towards its front facade. Wide and bulging muscular front bumper gives the car a dominating and appealing front look. The rear combination lamps are placed at the edges in the back side so that it becomes easily visible to other drivers behind and those running sideways. The other attributes accentuating the exterior look of the car are the rear black roof bars, exclusive power actuated back door and the tough 18-inch alloy wheels of tyre size 285/60 R18.
Toyota has blessed this SUV with plenty of comfort and convenience features that makes it your favourite cabin outside home. Even the entry and exit to the vehicle is automated via smart key access. The classy wooden trim dressed cockpit features a perfectly configured control panel and a precise infotainment system along with the driver's piece of delight added by the leather covered multi-functional steering wheel and trim covered gear lever. With premium quality audio system integrating DVD player, AM, FM, MP3 payer you also get a touchscreen for easy operation of the controls. As large is its exterior image, similar is about the inner cargo space it offer to its occupants featuring cargo volume compartment of 700-litres.
The safety features of the SUV allow you to explore every adventure with dare. The car cocoons its occupants with an unbreakable wall of particularly advanced safety features which includes the Turn Assist with Crawl Control, hill-start assist control, multi-terrain ABS, blind spot detection system and SRS airbags. To add to the preciseness in retardation the SUV is installed with an efficient braking system consisting of front and rear disc brakes and the handling is supported on the suspension system. The Toyota electronic modulated suspension consisting of front Double Wishbone and rear with Four Link and air spring alongwith TEMS technology absorbs the maximum shock wave resulting in smooth ride.
Credited to Toyota Land Cruiser 200's substantial all-wheel drive performance which makes it a legendary off-roading vehicle, it becomes a strong contender. Although, you may feel its size to be colossal to manoeuvre in urban roads.
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