Toyota Ireland has announced the arrival of its new Land Cruiser. Four trim levels are available, both commercial and passenger, with short- and long wheelbase body styles. Prices start at €37,675 and the new car sits in a lower tax band than its predecessor.
A new 3.0-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine propels all variants of the new Toyota Land Cruiser. Power output is up 10 percent to 190hp (at 3,400rpm) and torque has increased fractionally to 420Nm. The latter is available between 1,600- and 3,000rpm. Despite the increase in performance, the new Land Cruiser is cleaner. The standard fitment of a diesel particulate filter helps the SUV attain Euro 5 compliancy, while emissions of CO2 have been dropped as low as 213g/km. This means the Land Cruiser now sits in Band F, reducing annual tax to €1,050.
A choice of six-speed manual and five-speed automatic gearboxes are available. The full suite of off-road hardware is standard on all versions, including Active Traction Control/Vehicle Stability Control(A-TRC/VSC) and a centre differential lock with LSD. Full-time four-wheel drive is also standard. The Premium Passenger variant gains a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS).
Standard equipment has been enhanced by the addition of Bluetooth and cruise control across the passenger range, along with seven airbags.
The cheapest Land Cruiser is the short wheelbase GL Commercial at €37,675. Passenger versions start at €61,995 for the GX. The automatic transmission costs an extra €3,000 (€2,000 for buyers of the Commercial versions). The range is topped off by the long wheelbase Land Cruiser Premium with seven seats and an automatic transmission. This comes to €83,675. The new Toyota Land Cruiser is on sale now.