The quintessential SUV just got a makeover. The new Toyota Land Cruiser 200 was launched in Japan today with prices starting from 4,728,437 yen (approximately INR 24.88 lakh). The new Toyota Land Cruiser 200 carries styling updates, along with new equipment and a revised diesel engine.
Minions can now be scared away with a new three-bar grille, the chrome borders of which extend horizontally across the new headlights, visually parting them into two. While the upper half of the headlamps feature projector illumination, the lower half is reserved for LED daytime running lamps. The bonnet now gets a hollowed out mid-section, although it serves no function.
Updates at the rear are lazy, barring the new, full-LED tail lamps and a chrome garnish above the registration plate recess that now extends below the lamps. The facelifted Land Cruiser 200 also gets two new exterior colors, Copper Brown Mica and Dark Blue Mica.
The interiors feature a redesigned, high-set center console, a new 4.2-inch TFT color LCD screen, as well as a new LED-backlit instrument console. The insides can now be ordered with four colors, including a new brown hue. The seat covers are done up in genuine semi aniline leather, while the ceiling is finished in black.
Active safety on the new Land Cruiser 200 is led by Toyota Safety Sense package, which makes its international debut on this model. Other active safety members include Pre-collision System with pedestrian detection, Radar Cruise Control (with brake control), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Tire Pressure Warning System.
In Japan, the new Land Cruiser 200 is exclusively available with a 4.6-liter, V8 petrol engine, which is rated at 314 bhp of power at 5,600 rpm and 460Nm of torque at 3,400 rpm. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four-wheels. Apart from the big V8, international markets get an upgraded, twin-turbocharged, 4.5-liter, diesel engine which employs new injectors, revised mapping and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), endowing it to now produce 268 bhp, while peak torque is still rated at 650Nm.