2010 Toyota Land Cruiser officialy unveiled


Toyota has officially unveiled the 2010 Land Cruiser SUV that will make its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In the UK, the new Land Cruiser will be sold as a 5-door model (7-seater with 3-rows) which is motivated by a revised 171HP (at 3,400 revs) 3.0 liter D-4D diesel, mated to a 5 speed automatic. Other European markets will receive the 3-door model that features a 4.0 liter Dual VVT-i V6 petrol engine (will not be offered in the UK). The above mentioned 3.0 liter diesel is Euro-4 compliant and can crank out 410Nm of torque, achieved between 1,600 and 2,800 revs. The new Land Cruiser will be offered with three trim levels, including LC3, LC4 and LC5.

0 – 100 km/h takes 11.7 seconds while top speed is figured at 109 mph. Fuel consumption is rated at 34.9 miles to the gallon while emissions output is rated at 214 grams per kilometer. Suspension wise, it has a body-on-frame construction, that has improved rigidity (by 11%). The auto maker has also added insulating frame-to-body mounts to absorb engine, drivetrain and road noise, to ultimately improve ride comfort.

It features independent double wishbones up front while the rear is treated to a four-link lateral rod suspension. LC4 and LC5 models are equipped with a new electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which adjusts the front and rear anti-roll bars for optimised on and off-road performance.

For off-roaders out there, Toyota has added a Multi-terrain Select (for the LC5 model) function. It automatically controls power and braking to optimise performance for different types of off-road surfaces. At the same time, the Multi-terrain Monitor (for LC5 model) feeds real time images from around the vehicle from a network of four cameras to provide the driver with more information about the immediate surroundings. There is also a new Steering Angle Display (also for the LC5 model) that shows the position of the vehicle’s wheels and its predicted path, further helping the driver plot a safe route.

Another feature is the Crawl Control (for the LC5 model), that allows the driver to choose between five different settings to optimise vehicle set-up to tackle different conditions, without having to use the throttle or brake pedals. It will also help the driver free the vehicle, should it become stuck in mud or sand.

Inside, second row seats have a sliding range of 135 mm (legroom extends to more than double that in the outgoing Land Cruiser) and a more flexible 40:20:40 configuration, with reclining seatbacks. The third row (optional for LC3) feature integral headrests and they fold completely flat into the loadspace floor when not required. The footwell floor has been lowered by more than 38 mm to help offer a more comfortable seating position.

It also has a USB adapter, Bluetooth connectivity, a large centre console box that can be fitted with a compact fridge unit, Smart Entry and Start system, triple-zone climate control (for LC4 and LC5 models), multi-information switch on the steering wheel, cameras that provide wide-view front, side and back guide monitors for easier manoeuvring in tight spaces as well as a 14-speaker JBL Synthesis Premium Surround Sound System (again, for LC4 and LC5 models). The system comes with an 11-channel, 605W Digital Signal Processing amplifier, Hard Disc Drive (HDD) along with CD and DVD playability.

Furthermore, the LC3 model comes with, among others, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Active Torque Control (A-TRC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag, ABS with EBD and 17-inch alloy wheels, while the LC4 features (adds) Electronically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), triple-zone climate control air conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, electric, heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking monitor and more.

The range topping LC5 is fitted with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)/Active height control, a sunroof, seat memory package, Crawl Control and a Multi-terrain Monitor. The all wheel drive 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser will go on sale in the UK from December 1st 2009. Continue reading to view a high-res image gallry.

Adopted From: www.icars.sg/2009/8497/all-new-2010-toyota-land-cruiser-officially-unveiled-full-details/

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