H Toyota παρουσίασε το ανανεωμένο Land Cruiser 200, το μεγάλο της SUV που βασίζεται πάνω στο Lexus LX 570. Το μοντέλο αποκτά νέα γρίλια, LED φωτιστικά σώματα, νέες ζάντες και δύο νέα εξωτερικά χρώματα, τα Copper Brown Mica και Dark Blue Mica. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχει νέα κεντρική κονσόλα με νέους διακόπτες και νέα μεγάλη οθόνη, νέα διακοσμητικά και νέες δερμάτινες επενδύσεις.
Από πλευράς ασφαλείας αποκτά το σύστημα Toyota Safety Sense P ενώ μηχανικά, το ανανεωμένο Land Cruiser 200 θα είναι διαθέσιμο στην Ιαπωνία με τον V8 4,6-λίτρων κινητήρα απόδοσης 318 ίππων στις 5.600 σ.α.λ με 439 Nm ροπής στις 3.400 σ.α.λ. Ο κινητήρας συνδυάζεται με ένα 6άρι αυτόματο κιβώτιο που στέλνει τη κίνηση σε όλους τους τροχούς, με την μέση κατανάλωση του να ανέρχεται στα 14,5 λίτρα/100 χλμ.
Στις άλλες αγορές όπου θα πωλείται, θα φορά έναν 4,5-λίτρων twin-turbo diesel κινητήρα με νέα μπεκ, νέα χαρτογράφηση και νέο φίλτρο σωματιδίων DPF, κάνοντας τον να αποδίδει 272 άλογα με 650 Nm ροπής και να έχει μέση κατανάλωση 9,5 λίτρα/100 χλμ. Οι πωλήσεις του ξεκινούν άμεσα στην Ιαπωνία με αρχική τιμή τα 4.728.437 γιεν (34.220 ευρώ).
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LANDCRUISER EXTENDS ITS REIGN
Launched today in Japan, the partially redesigned Land Cruiser 200 is the first model to bring Toyota’s flagship active safety package, Toyota Safety Sense P, to the market. The model also debuts several cutting-edge driver assistance features, as well as a number of aesthetic updates aiming to reinforce its powerful and advanced image. Toyota is aiming for monthly sales in Japan of 250 units.
Safety and driver assistance
The Toyota Safety Sense P active safety package comes standard on all grades. Toyota Safety Sense P is a higher-spec version of the Toyota Safety Sense C package, which debuted earlier this year on the Corolla in Japan. As the standard-bearer for the Land Cruiser nameplate, Toyota considered the Land Cruiser 200 to be the perfect model to showcase this advanced new safety package. Toyota Safety Sense P includes the following functions:
Pre-collision System with pedestrian detection This system uses millimeter-wave radar and a single-lens camera to detect pedestrians in addition to vehicles. To help prevent or mitigate collisions, the system activates an audio and visual alert in addition to brake assist, followed by automated braking if the driver does not brake in time. Automated braking operates at relative speeds of between approximately 10 to 80 km/h for reducing potential damage or collisions with pedestrians and can reduce speed by approximately 30 km/h. For potential collisions with or damage from other vehicles, the enhanced PCS system included with the Toyota Safety Sense P package operates at relative speeds of between approximately 10 km/h and the vehicle’s top speed, reducing speed by approximately 40 km/h.
Radar Cruise Control (with brake control) On highways, Radar Cruise Control uses millimeter-wave radar to detect preceding vehicles and determine their speed. It then adjusts vehicle speed (within a set range) to ensure that there is a safe distance between vehicles. By using a forward-facing camera and millimeter-wave radar to monitor vehicles merging into or out of the lane, Radar Cruise Control helps maintain smooth acceleration and deceleration while driving.
Lane Departure Alert (LDA) LDA uses a camera to detect white and yellow lane markings. If the vehicle starts to deviate from the lane, LDA alerts the driver with an audio and visual alert.
Automatic High Beam (AHB) AHB helps ensure excellent forward visibility during nighttime driving. It uses a camera to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the tail lights of vehicles ahead, and then automatically switches between high beams and low beams so as not to dazzle other drivers.
Among additional safety and driver assistance features, a panoramic multi-terrain monitor helps assess safety conditions all around the vehicle. Furthermore, it is now possible to check the positioning of tires and safety conditions under the vehicle, thanks to the world’s first1 use of an under floor view. The shape of the road surface ahead of the vehicle and the inclination of the vehicle can be checked intuitively via a front view rotating displayanother world-first feature1.
All models feature a Blind Spot Monitor, which uses radar to detect vehicles in adjacent lanes and helps with rear view assessment when changing lanes. Additionally, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system warns the driver when the Blind Spot Monitor detects a nearby vehicle when backing out of parking lots. Finally, hazard lights automatically flash during sudden braking as a signal to warn vehicles in the rear.
The Tire Pressure Warning System on the Multi-Information Display monitors the air pressure of each tire individually, assisting with safe driving and contributing to increased fuel efficiency.
Aspiring to a style worthy of the cream of the 4WD crop, the working theme behind the redesign of the Land Cruiser 200 was “functional beauty.”
A refined, flowing design, marked by elevated horizontal character lines, extends throughout the vehicle. By hollowing out the hood center section while maintaining a convex shape from hood to grill, the entire front section strikes a muscular, imposing stance. This is further accentuated by a new three-bar grill, the metallic garnish of which extends horizontally across the LED headlights.
Similarly, the rear license garnish extends across the rear combination lamps, which themselves stretch across the rear door panel to the edge of the vehicle. Overall, the rear profile projects a sense of unity, width and stability.
With the addition of Copper Brown Mica and Dark Blue Mica, a total of nine exterior colors are available.
To improve functionality, switches and displays have been gathered and grouped by function in the center cluster. Six LED-backlit meters convey the status of the vehicle at a single glance. Hairline decorations also adorn the meter board which, along with improved textures, now features a 4.2-inch TFT color LCD screen.
The ceiling is now available in black, and the interior now has four colors available to choose fromincluding a new brown color. The seat covers use genuine semi aniline leather.
Going forward, Toyota will launch the redesigned Land Cruiser 200 outside Japan, although options, features, and specifications may vary. For reference, the Australian release is available at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia’s pressroom.
Toyota’s LandCruiser 200 Series is set to gain styling, performance and safety advances when an updated range arrives in Australia during the second half of October.
The 4WD legend’s two powerful V8 engines have been revised, resulting in more power for the twin-turbo diesel and achieving better fuel consumption and tighter Euro 5 emissions for both it and the petrol alternative.
Exterior sheet metal takes on a more modern and aggressive edge as part of the changes, while the interior has been revamped with soft-touch surfaces, revised instruments and controls and other refinements.
At the top of the LandCruiser 200 range, the Sahara expands its luxury reputation with air-conditioned seats and a package of advanced safety features including the ability to help prevent or reduce the severity of a collision.
The announcements for Toyota’s “king off the road” are the latest in a series of comprehensive renewals within the company’s 4WD range with an updated Prado due within weeks followed in October by the arrival of a new-generation HiLux and an all-new seven-seat SUV, Fortuner.
More than any other vehicle, LandCruiser has enabled Toyota to establish its foothold in the world’s markets.
In Australia, it continues as the undisputed king of its segment with sales up more than 4.3 per cent this year and a share of better than 83 per cent.
With the latest updates, LandCruiser’s improved 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine gains new injectors, revised mapping and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) fitted with a guard to protect it over rough roads.
The changes have increased the power output of the common-rail diesel by 5kW or 2.5 per cent to 200kW while peak torque remains a thumping 650Nm.
Fuel economy and emissions improve by around eight per cent with combined-cycle consumption slipping into single figures at 9.5 litres/100km*, also bringing compliance with Euro 5 emissions regulations.
For the 4.6-litre petrol V8 engine, the air-injection system has been adapted to reduce emissions by inducing secondary air through the exhaust ports for faster catalyst warm-up from a cold start.
With variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust ports, the petrol engine maintains its peak outputs of 227kW and 439Nm.
Fuel economy has improved on all measures and the engine also achieves Euro 5 compatibility.
Substantial cosmetic changes are centred on a new front mask with a more modern design achieved by restyling the grille, headlamps, bumper, fenders and bonnet.
The new grille, with a hexagonal frame and triple horizontal bars, has a more aggressive and prominent look. This is accentuated by subtle scooping in the centre of the bonnet flanked by pronounced convex shapes that extend to the front of the vehicle. Its three-dimensional look is completed by headlamps and front corners of the vehicle that are set back from the grille.
Bars from the grille frame are integrated strongly with the new projector-style headlamps, giving them a thinner appearance that further accentuates the grille. The rearward placement of the headlights also affords them greater protection in off-road driving. The lower grille is wider, extending to the foglamp area which is also set back to help prevent damage.
Side protection mouldings and door handles have been revised while the rear makeover includes a new bumper, upper tailgate panel, combination lamps, reflectors and mudguards.
In keeping with the front design theme, the tailgate is now fitted with a more prominent panel between the restyled combination lamps. The wider licence-plate garnish extends into the lamps to emphasise width while unifying the rear design.
Two new colours, Copper Brown and Onyx Blue, are available on all grades except GX, bringing the total palette to 10 colours.
Inside, soft padding has been adopted for areas that directly contact occupants’ limbs and support their bodies with special attention paid to the thickness of materials and the treatment of edges.
Switches and displays for audio, air-conditioning and driver-related functions have been consolidated into logical groupings while dials and switches have been reshaped to make them easier to use.
The centre cluster gains a storage area and a 12V outlet for all grades plus a wireless charger for Sahara. VX and Sahara grades adopt a newly designed Optitron instrument cluster with 4.2-inch thin-film transistor colour Multi Information Display. The two upper grades are also fitted with a new Electro Multi Vision and Navigation^ unit with a larger nine-inch display screen (was 8 inch) for improved visibility.
The LandCruiser line-up remains diesel-only GX, followed by petrol or diesel GXL, VX and Sahara, all driven through an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. GX is trimmed with grey fabric and GXL with grey or beige fabric while VX and Sahara offer the choice of black or beige for their leather-accented interiors. GX is a 5-seater, diesel VX and Sahara are 7-seater and all other grades have eight seats.
Range-topping Sahara’s advanced safety features have been expanded to include a radar and front camera as well as other sensors used to detect and monitor other road users and lane markings.
A new Pre-Collision Safety System# can warn the driver of a possible collision and automatically apply the brakes. Lane Departure Alert# is designed to help avoid collisions by warning the driver if the vehicle is about to move unintentionally across lanes without using the turn signals.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control# has been fitted to help the driver keep a safe distance from the car in front. It also monitors vehicles merging into or out of the lane ahead to support smooth acceleration and deceleration.
Automatic High Beam# detects the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of preceding vehicles, switching automatically between high and low beam to avoid dazzling other drivers. More frequent use of high beam also helps with earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.
More details about the changes to LandCruiser 200 will be announced at launch timing in October.