2012 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 priced from 62,285 pounds
Set to go on sale in the United Kingdom on March 1st, the 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 will have a base price tag of 62,285 pounds. It will come with an extensively revised 4.5-liter engine that is Euro 5 compliant. The diesel engine now has a diesel particulate filter which allows the main exhaust silencer to be reduced in size in order to lower fuel consumption, as well as diminish the level of vibrations and noise.
The automaker’s Crawl Control is now working with a Turn Assist system that is capable of braking the inside rear wheel when under 6 mph and in low-range, allowing the SUV to execute tighter turns. The braking force increases with the car’s steering angle, thus reducing the turning radius.
As for the multi-terrain Select, this is capable of modifying the brakes, throttle and the traction control for suiting a wide variety of off-road environments. There are four camera which work in conjunction with MTS for showing views of the rear, front and sides of the Land Cruiser for highlighting blind spots and avoiding the hidden obstacles.
On the outside, the facelifted Land Cruiser comes with a new design for the headlamps that now incorporate LED daytime running lights. The car now has chrome side mouldings and revised rear lights. In order to avoid compromising off-road approach angles, the SUV’s front bumper now features a sharply-trimmed lower section.
Inside the cabin, the 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 comes with a color TFT multi-function display, a new audio panel and chrome-plated details. The car’s front seats feature a cooling function, aside from the incorporated heaters. We should also mention that the 40:20:40 rear seats can slide fore and aft independently, while the center seat can work as an armrest.
Those who are willing to spend more money can opt for the optional premium entertainment package that brings two 8-inch seatback-mounted displays which promise to be resilient to vibration and have been designed in such a way so that they offer a clear view from wide viewing angles. Also on board is the Toyota Touch Pro that grants connection to Google Local Search as well as Google Maps through a compatible smartphone.
Source: Toyota via Autocar.co.uk
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