Brussels, Belgium,
14
August
2015

NEW LAND CRUISER 200

• Powerful, stylish exterior design at home in any environment

• Luxurious yet robust interior design with advances in both quality and technology

• Chassis and brake system improvements

• Enhanced driver support systems with even greater guidance and automated technical assistance

• Superior active safety with the introduction of Toyota Safety Sense

Each new generation of Land Cruiser builds on the model's 60 year history of outstanding reliability, durability and unrivalled ground covering performance with ever greater levels of luxury, occupant comfort and ownership prestige.

Combining a striking new exterior design with significant advances in interior design, perceived quality and technology, the new Land Cruiser 200 is no exception. The performance of chassis, powertrains and brakes have all been improved, driver support systems further enhanced, and active safety taken to higher levels through the introduction of Toyota Safety Sense.

Exterior Design

The new Land Cruiser 200 showcases the powerful yet stylish exterior design of a genuine all-wheel drive machine equally at home in the urban landscape or the harshest of off-road environments.

An evolution of the frontal design of previous generations, the grille and headlamps of the new Land Cruiser now appear as one integrated unit.

Positioned between a more strongly sculpted bonnet, a remodelled front bumper with raised extremities and a new front fender design, the new, powerful grille projects forwards more prominently than before. Conversely, new Bi-LED headlamps and foglamps are more deeply recessed to offer better protection from damage.

In profile, the new Land Cruiser 200 may be identified by more slender side protection mouldings, new door handles and new 18" and 20" alloy wheels1.

To the rear, a new chrome license garnish runs under the rear lamps, extending the full width of the vehicle to both unify the rear design and, in conjunction with the new bumper design, emphasises the new Land Cruiser's wide, stable stance.

The new Land Cruiser 200 is now available in 2 new body colours, Copper Brown and Dark Blue.

Interior Design

The luxurious yet robust interior of the new Land Cruiser 200 features a revised dashboard design incorporating new driver's instrument binnacle and centre console designs.

Within the former, new, more three-dimensional Optitron metres now flank a 4.2" TFT multi-information screen which, via steering wheel-mounted switchgear, offers drivers comprehensive vehicle status and multimedia information.

The new centre console incorporates a new multimedia unit with a larger, 9" touch screen with updated multimedia system, set within a soft-padded leather console structure. All centre console and gear shift surround switchgear has been ergonomically optimised and grouped by function to enhance usability.

Further interior enhancements include a wireless smartphone charging function, semi-aniline leather upholstery, revised 40:20:40 split/folding second row seating, additional storage, and new, white, ambient interior illumination incorporating LED roof head lining lamps.

The range of interior colour schemes now includes a new, Brown leather upholstery.

Powertrains, Chassis and Brakes

The new Land Cruiser 200 is available with a choice of 234 kW/318 DIN hp, 4.6 litre Dual VVT-i petrol or 183 kW/249 DIN hp 4.5 litre turbodiesel engines mated to 6-speed automatic transmissions. A 202 kW/274 DIN hp, 4.0 litre V6 petrol engine is also available in selected markets.

The rigidity and durability of the body structure has been improved through the comprehensive use of high tensile and rust-resistant steel sheets. The bonnet incorporates an impact-alleviation structure to improve pedestrian protection, and turbodiesel models now feature a new DPF underguard to protect the Diesel Particulate Filter when off-roading.

The brake system has been improved through the adoption of 354 mm ventilated front discs.

Driver Support Systems

The new Land Cruiser 200 is now equipped with a Drive Mode Select system, offering a choice of Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sports S and Sports S+ on-road driving settings.

Depending on the mode selected, the system automatically integrates control of the engine, transmission, Variable Flow Control (VFC) and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and air conditioning.

In Sports S+ mode, for instance, the system reduces the VFC's power steering fluid output and increases the VGRS steering torque when driving at high speed, optimising handling stability and offering a more sporting and engaging driving experience.

The new Land Cruiser 200's legendary off-road abilities have been made even more readily accessible by the addition of an Auto mode to the Multi-terrain Select system. This mode constantly adjusts the vehicle's Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) system to the optimum settings, offering maximum traction and control on whatever terrain is being traversed.

The Multi-terrain Select system can be activated even when the Crawl Control function is in use, in which case the Auto mode is automatically selected and A-TRAC control optimised in accordance with the preset vehicle speed.

In conjunction with Multi-terrain Select system operation, the functions of the Multi-terrain Monitor have been expanded to provide even greater assistance when driving off-road, with the addition of an Underfloor view, a Panoramic view and a Front View Rotation function.

The latter rotates the front view in accordance with the vehicle tilt angle to keep the horizon horizontal on the display, making it easier for the driver to readily grasp the angle of tilt.

Low speed manoeuvrability and parking in the new Land Cruiser is now made even easier through the adoption of a new Rear View Monitor system with on-screen reference lines, an ultrasonic Clearance and Back Sonar system, and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system. Motorway lane-changing safety is also improved by a Blind Spot Monitor system.

Toyota Safety Sense System

The new Land Cruiser 200 is equipped with ‘Toyota Safety Sense’, a newly developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.

Combining a camera and millimetre-wave radar for a high level of detection performance, the system features a Pre-Collision System (PCS)2. with Pedestrian recognition function3, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Road Sign Assist (RSA) technology.

Between speeds of approximately 10 km/h and the vehicle’s top speed, PCS detects vehicles in front and reduces the risk of hitting them from the back. When there is a possibility of a collision it prompts the driver to brake with an audible and visual alert. The system also primes the brake system to deliver extra stopping force when the driver presses the brake pedal.

If the driver fails to react in time, the system automatically applies the brakes, reducing speed by approximately 40 km/h4 or even bringing the car to a complete stop, in order to prevent the collision or mitigate the force of impact.

PCS is also able to detect potential collisions with pedestrians, in the event of which automated braking operates at relative speeds of between 10 to 80 km/h, and can reduce speed by approximately 30 km/h5.

ACC detects preceding vehicles and adjusts speed to ensure that there is a safe distance between both cars. LDA monitors lane markings and warns the driver if the vehicle starts to deviate from the lane without the indicators having been engaged.

AHB detects both headlights and tail lights, automatically switching between high and low beams to avoid dazzling other drivers. And RSA identifies traffic signage such as speed limit and no overtaking signs, providing information to the driver.

[1] Availability depending on markets

[2] Technical name: Pre-Crash System

[3] Not available in Russia

[4] Results achieved during testing using a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h and a stationary vehicle; system operation depends on driving environment (incl. road and weather) and vehicle circumstances.

5 Results achieved during testing using a vehicle travelling at 30 km/h and a stationary pedestrian; system operation depends on driving environment (incl. road and weather) and vehicle circumstances.

Contact
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Bart Eelen
Senior Manager, Toyota Product Communications
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Vincent Dewaersegger
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Bernadett Hornyak
Toyota Product Communication
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Toyota Product Communication
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Toyota Product Communication
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