IMPROVEMENTS TO TOYOTA LAND CRUISER COLORADO RANGE ANNOUNCED

KEY POINTS

  • Redesigned front grille, bumper and headlamps
  • New, high value ‘FX’ eight seater model added to rebadged range
  • Air conditioning and anti-lock brakes now standard on all models
  • Front fog lights and 10 disc CD autochanger standard on GX and VX models
  • New three spoke alloy wheels added to GX and VX models
  • Redesigned interior trims and dashboard fascia
  • Three new exterior colours added to the range
  • Side steps and electrically retractable door mirrors standard
  • Prices from £24,970 to £34,445 on the road
  • On sale now

Toyota has announced a number of enhancements to its latest 2000 Model Year Land Cruiser Colorado range. The improvements centre around enhancing both the look, choice and specification of the formidable three and five door Colorado range, whilst a new, well specified GX petrol five door automatic model enters the range at nearly £4000 less than the previous VX petrol automatic model.

TOUGHER LOOKS

A new front grille, front bumper and multi-reflector type headlights give the Colorado a more imposing look and front fog lights are now standard on the GX and VX grades for the first time.

All models now feature aluminium side steps and retractable heated door mirrors as standard. GX and VX models wear extended wheelarches, larger bumpers and side cladding plus chrome door handles and newly designed three spoke alloy wheels on wide tyres. New lead-in five door FX models feature new six spoke alloy wheels on slightly narrower tyres and do without the wide wheelarch extensions, bumpers and body cladding.

SMARTER, MORE PRACTICAL INTERIORS

Inside, FX and GX models gain a new grey cloth upholstery while the top of the range VX models enjoy beige leather upholstery matched to beige interior plastics. All models now feature 60/40 split folding rear seat backs with a centre rear headrest and extended rear seat cushion for greater comfort.

Interior ergonomics are also redesigned for improved functionality. The doors are now easier to close from the inside thanks to large, chunky door pulls while the driver’s instruments now have the speedometer sited centrally, flanked by the rev counter on the right and fuel/water temperature gauges to the left.

FX models feature a Sony XR5800 RDS radio cassette player and the GX and VX models, a Sony DJC5100 RDS radio cassette plus a 10-disc CD autochanger located under the front passenger seat.

THREE NEW COLOURS

FX models are available in five exterior colours, two of which are new – Lava Red metallic and Oasis Blue metallic. Arctic White, Astral Black and Ashdown Green metallic continue to be offered. Lava Red FX models are matched to beige interior trim and plastics.

GX and VX models are available in all the above colours plus Silver Steel metallic, Magna Red (GX 3dr only), and the other new colour of Desert Gold metallic (VX models only).

NEW RANGE BADGING AND LINE UP

The previous EX three door Colorado is deleted from the range to leave the better specified GX 3.0 TD three door manual model as the lead-in model to the range priced at £24,970 on the road.

A new FX specification grade is introduced to the range while GX and top of the range VX specifications remain. The range and pricing of the 2000 Model Year Land Cruiser Colorado is now as follows:

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