MORE POWER AND TORQUE FOR LESS

New Direct Injection Diesel for Land Cruiser Colorado

Toyota’s highly acclaimed D-4D direct injection, common rail diesel engine technology is now moving up from the Avensis and Corolla to the rugged Land Cruiser Colorado off-roader.

From 1 February 2001, the Colorado will be available with a completely new, 3.0-litre, four cylinder turbo diesel engine. This new engine, known as the D-4D, boasts more power and torque for fun yet lower fuel consumption and emissions for frugality.

Better still, following last year’s price realignments the Colorado costs less to buy. For example, the GX five door manual at £26,490 undercuts the Land Rover Discovery at £27,115, the Mitsubishi Shogun at £26,815 and the Mercedes ML270 at £27,810.

This new engine allows the Land Cruiser Colorado diesel to out gun most of the opposition with only the Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DI-D offering a slightly higher power and torque figure from its 200cc larger engine.

The new D-4D engine has the same capacity as the previous motor (2982cc) but is better in every way. Power is up 30 per cent to 161bhp compared with 123bhp and flexibility is improved thanks to a 16 per cent increase in torque which is now 253 lb.ft (343Nm) at just 1,600rpm compared with 218lb.ft (300Nm) at 2,400rpm for the previous engine.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down. The Colorado D-4D manual returns 30.1mpg on the combined cycle, a 13 per cent improvement over the earlier engine’s 26.2mpg. The increasingly important CO2 emissions have also been cut by over 12 per cent and are now 253g/km compared with 287g/km.

The diesel is available in all three trim levels – FX, GX and VX – with the GX available in both three and five door body styles. Prices start at £23,795 and rise to £31,695.

Toyota will be introducing further models with the D-4D technology in 2001. First will come the Previa and RAV4, followed later in the year by the 1.4-litre Yaris diesel. All will bring Toyota into the diesel market in those sectors for the first time.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

Type

In line 4 cylinders, four-wheel drive

Valve mechanism

DOHC 16 valve diesel

Bore x Stroke (mm)

96.0 x 103.0

Compression ratio

18.4:1

Displacement (cc)

2982

Max. Power bhp (kW)

161 (120) @ 3,400 rpm

Max. Torque lb.ft (Nm)

253 (343) @ 1,600rpm

ACCELERATION

0-62mph-manual (Auto)

12.1sec (12.5)

Maximum speed – manual(Auto)

106mph (102mph)

Gear Ratios (Auto)

1st

3.830:1 (2.804)

2nd

2.062:1 (1.531)

3rd

1.436:1 (1.000)

4th

1.000:1 (0.753)

5th

0.838:1 (-)

Reverse

4.220:1 (2.393)

FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg)

Combined-manual (Auto)

30.1 (27.2)

29.7(27.2)

27.2

Urban-manual (Auto)

24.4 (22.2)

24.1(22.1)

22.1

Extra-urban-manual (Auto)

34.4 (31.4)

34.4(31.4)

31.4

CO2 emissions g/km-manual (Auto)

253 (277)

253 (279)

279

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

90

90

90

Luggage capacity-litres (cu ft)Seats upright

169 (6.0) 5-dr

450(15.9) 3-dr

169 (6.0) 5-dr

169 (6.0) 5-dr

Luggage capacity-litres (cu ft)Seats folded

1100 (38.8)

5-dr

836 (29.5) 3-dr

1100 (38.8) 5-dr

1100 (38.8) 5-dr

Overall length (mm)

4730

4315 (3-dr)

4755 (5-dr)

4755

Overall width (mm)

1730

1820

1820

Overall height (mm)

1860

1870(3-dr)

1875(5-dr)

1915

Wheelbase (mm)

2675

2370(3-dr)

2675(5-dr)

2675

Track width (mm) front

1475

1505

1505

Track width (mm) rear

1480

1510

1510

Minimum turning radius (m)

10.4

10.4(3-dr)

11.4(5-dr)

11.4

Kerbweight (kg)

2020

1890(3-dr)

2060(5-dr)

2060

BRAKES

Front

Discs-ventilated

Rear

Discs-ventilated

WHEELS & TYRES

FX

GX & VX

Wheels

16″ alloy

16″ alloy

Tyres

215/80 R16

265/70 R16

SUSPENSION

Front

Double wishbone independent

Rear

Four link coil with lateral rods

STEERING

Type

Power assisted rack and pinion

TOWING CAPACITY

Braked (kg)

2800

ENDS