THE ALL-NEW TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

Key Points

  • All-new vehicle, replacing Land Cruiser Colorado
  • On sale in the UK from 2 January 2003
  • New model set to double previous Colorado sales in UK
  • Builds on Land Cruiser heritage of more than 50 years
  • Engineered without compromise for superb off and on-road performance
  • Launched with Toyota’s latest generation 161bhp 3.0-litre D-4D common rail turbo diesel, making it one of the most powerful cars in its class
  • All-new 4.0-litre petrol VVT-i V6 engine available from March 2003
  • Three and five-door body styles with ‘wide body’ styling treatment on selected models
  • Available with either rear door mounted spare wheel or underbody mounted spare on top two grades
  • Four distinct trim levels: LC2, LC3, LC4 and LC5
  • On-the-road prices from £23,995 to £36,795
  • Strong focus on technology to deliver refinement and performance both on and off road
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC) for secure off-road descents
  • World first application of electronic Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), improving off-road safety and performance
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Active Traction Control (A-TRC) standard on LC4 and LC5
  • New generation TEMS (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) four-mode semi-active automatic suspension for optimum ride comfort and handling (standard on LC5)
  • Height adjustable rear air suspension standard with TEMS
  • ABS, EBD and Brake Assist standard on all models
  • CD-Rom-based satellite navigation with turn-by-turn feature standard on LC4 models – optional on LC2 and LC3 models
  • DVD-based touch-screen satellite navigation system standard on LC5 models
  • Choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission with low ratio transfer boX
  • Robust body-on-frame construction to withstand eXtreme off-road conditions
  • Five-door accommodates up to eight in three rows of forward-facing seats
  • More spacious interior with increased head, shoulder and legroom
  • Advanced insulation and noise suppression features to achieve class-leading NVH levels
  • All seats equipped with three-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests
  • Eight airbags as standard
  • Dual stage ‘smart’ front airbags with driver’s seat location sensor

Short Story

The launch of the new Toyota Land Cruiser is a landmark in the history of one of Toyota’s most enduring models. For more than 50 years the Land Cruiser has embodied Toyota’s core values, establishing a heritage of strength, reliability and rugged performance. In creating a new Land Cruiser for the 21st century, Toyota has not sacrificed these attributes but reinforced them with new levels of refinement, comfort, safety and on-road performance to create a vehicle that competes strongly on all fronts at the heart of the global SUV market.

Replacing the Land Cruiser Colorado, the new Land Cruiser will be offered with a choice of two engines: a new 4.0-litre VVT-i V6 petrol unit and Toyota’s latest generation 3.0-litre D-4D common rail turbo diesel. The turbo diesel will be available from launch on 2 January, with the V6 following from March neXt year.

Available in three and five-door body styles, with the ‘wide body’ styling treatment on selected models and four distinct trim levels – LC2, LC3, LC4 and LC5 – the new Land Cruiser offers a wider market appeal than ever before.

On-the-road prices will start at £23,995 for the LC2 three-door diesel with manual gearboX. Pricing and equipment levels will give the new Land Cruiser a key competitive advantage in the core UK SUV market.

All new Land Cruisers will come with a three-year / 60,000-mile warranty and three-year paint and 12-year anti-perforation warranties, in line with all other new Toyota models.

Technically Advanced

The new Land Cruiser is one of the most technically advanced vehicles to be launched by Toyota. It is equipped with a series of electronic systems designed to make driving on and off-road safer, more refined and more pleasurable.

These include a world first with the introduction of electronic Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). This detects if the vehicle begins to slip backwards or develops wheelspin when starting on an uphill gradient and automatically adjusts the braking and wheel rotation to allow a controlled get-away. It forms one element of the Brake Control System, together with Downhill Assist Control (DAC). This system is available on LC4 and LC5 with automatic transmission.

A Truly Modern Toyota

The new Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a heritage of more than 50 years but is a truly modern Toyota. It is designed and engineered to embody the four elements of the Toyota European DNA that defines the company’s current product generation.

Superior Quality: premium interiors and equipment levels, combined with indisputable reliability and durability.
Design: a contemporary, European-influenced design with clear references to the Land Cruiser heritage and Toyota family identity.
Driving pleasure: ruggedness off-road and secure, comfortable and rewarding performance on tarmac.
Innovation: advanced technology used to increase all-round performance, safety and passenger comfort.
Design With a European Flair

An international team of engineers and designers developed the new Toyota Land Cruiser, working on an original concept produced by Toyota’s ED2 design studio in the South of France. ED2 has also been the cradle of the new Avensis, Yaris, Corolla and Avensis Verso models.

The designers worked to an initial concept of a contemporary evolution of the traditional durability and power of the Land Cruiser. The result is a look that is strong and purposeful, building on the identity of the Land Cruiser Colorado, but interpreted in a contemporary, European-influenced style.

Both three and five-door versions will be available, in normal or wide-body styles (depending on grade). The five-door accommodates up to eight people in three rows of forward-facing seats. All seats are equipped with three-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests.

Most Powerful Land Cruiser Yet

The new Toyota Land Cruiser will be offered with a choice of two engines, offering a balance of power and economy that will make them the most efficient in their class.

The all-new 4.0-litre VVT-i V6 petrol unit, available in the UK from neXt March, is the most powerful engine yet to be offered in a Land Cruiser. Constructed in lightweight alloy, it develops 245bhp at 5,200rpm and offers 382Nm of torque at 3,800rpm. Acceleration from rest to 62mph can be achieved in 9.5 seconds.

The Land Cruiser will be available from launch on 2 January with the latest development of Toyota’s common rail 3.0-litre D-4D turbo diesel engine. Power output is 161bhp at 3,400rpm and maXimum torque is a formidable 343Nm, available from 1,600 to 3,200rpm. The engine’s torque capabilities set a new standard in the market segment and give the new Land Cruiser distinct advantages in off-road and towing performance. On-road it will reach a top speed of 103mph (Auto:106mph) and accelerate from rest to 62mph in 12.7 seconds.

New Sales Ambitions

The new Land Cruiser will play an important role in Toyota’s strategy for further development of its European market performance. In the UK Toyota eXpects 2,500 sales for the new model in 2003, contributing to a Europe-wide target of more than 30,000. This in turn will help progress towards Toyota’s medium term goal of 800,000 total European sales by 2005.

NEW LAND CRUISER EQUIPMENT LIST

SAFETY

LC2

LC3

LC4

LC5

Two-stage driver and passenger airbags

Front side and Curtain Shield (roof mounted) airbags

Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) concept seat – driver
and front passenger

Electronically controlled ABS with EBD and BA

Active Traction Control (A-TRC)

X

X

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

X

X

Side impact beams on all side doors

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters

3-point seatbelts with Emergency Locking Retractor

Head impact protection structure for roof side and pillar

ISO-FIX child seat preparation

OFF ROAD
Permanent 4WD

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control
(DAC) – (automatic transmission only)

X

X

Centre Torsen Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Hi/Low gear range

Rear differential lock

X

X

Centre differential lock

Active height suspension-damping force control system(TEMS – Toyota Electronically Modulated Suspension)

X

X

X

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Turn-by-turn satellite navigation system

Opt

Opt

X

DVD full mapping satellite navigation (Europe wide)

X

X

X

Electronic Traffic Avoidance with turn-by-turn system

Opt

Opt

X

Cruise control

X

X

Outside temperature display

Optitron instrumentation

X

X

Air conditioning with electronic air recirculation

X

X

X

Dual zone climate control air conditioning (driver and
front passenger independent controls)

X

X

Dual zone climate control air conditioning (front and
rear controls)

X

X

X

Electric tilt/slide sunroof with one touch operation and
anti-trap

X

X

Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column

Four-spoke leather steering wheel and leather gearshift
knob

X

X

Electric lumbar support

Multi-adjustable front seats-electrically operated

X

X

Heated front seats

X

X

50/50 split/fold 3rd row rear seats (5 door)

60/40 split fold 2nd row rear seats

Reclining function on 2nd row rear seats (eight
seat model)

AUDIO
RDS radio / CD player with siX speakers

X

EMV (Electronic Multi-vision) audio system with radio/cassette/6CD
changer and nine speakers

X

X

X

 

NEW LAND CRUISER EQUIPMENT LIST – CONTINUED

SECURITY

LC2

LC3

LC4

LC5

Remote central locking with double lock facility

Transponder engine immobiliser

Remote alarm with perimeter and microwave interior protection

Security window etching linked to 24 hr helpline

Vehicle parts marking – major parts traceable to VIN

UPHOLSTERY AND INTERIOR
Velour upholstery with velour door trim inserts

X

X

Leather upholstery with leather door trim inserts

X

X

Brushed aluminium-effect fascia trim

Brushed aluminium-effect fascia trim with wood trim inserts

X

X

Front and rear armrests

EXTERIOR AND BODY
Black door handles and mirrors

X

X

X

Colour keyed door handles and mirrors

X

Chrome-effect front grille

Green tinted glass

Metallic paint

Opt

Opt

Opt

Opt

Side steps

Mudflaps

Colour keyed front and rear bumpers

X

Wheel arch eXtensions-colour keyed

X

Roof rails

X

17″ siX-spoke alloy wheels with locking wheelnuts on 225/70
R17 tyres

X

X

X

17″ siX-spoke alloy wheels with locking wheelnuts on 265/65
R17 tyres

X

Leather-look soft spare wheel cover

X

X

X

Metallic centre spare wheel cover

X

X

X

Colour keyed hard spare wheel cover

X

X

Black electrically adjustable mirrors

X

X

X

Colour coded electrically adjustable, heated and retractable
mirrors

X

Retractable headlamp washers

X

 

NEW LAND CRUISER TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE (DIESEL)

3.0-LITRE D-4D

Engine Type

1KD/FTV
four cylinder with VNT turbocharger and intercooler

Valve Mechanism

Double
overhead camshaft 16 valve

Displacement (cc)

2,982

Bore X Stroke

96
X 103

Fuel Injection Type

Common
rail-injection system

Injection pressure
(bar)

1,350

Cetane Rating

48
(minimum)

Compression Ratio

18.4:1

MaX Power (bhp/rpm)

161
@ 3,400

MaX Torque (Nm/rpm)

343
@ 1,600-3,200

ENGINE (PETROL)

4.0-LITRE V6
VVT-i

Engine Type

1GR/FE

Valve Mechanism

Double
overhead camshaft 24 valve VVT-i

Displacement (cc)

3,956

Bore X Stroke

94
X 95

Fuel Injection Type

Sequential
Multiport injection

Compression Ratio

10:1

MaX Power (bhp/rpm)

245
@ 5,200

MaX Torque (Nm/rpm)

382
@ 3,800

PERFORMANCE

D-4D M/T

D-4D A/T

PETROL A/T

0-62mph

12.7

12.8

9.5*

MaXimum speed (mph)

103

106

109*

FUEL ECONOMY/EMISSIONS/VED

D-4D M/T

D-4D A/T

PETROL A/T

Urban 3dr/5dr

24.6/24.4

21.6

15.5*

EXtra urban 3dr/5dr

34.9/34.4

32.5

25.9*

Combined 3dr/5dr

30.1/29.7

27.2

20.8*

CO2 emissions
3dr/5dr

250/253

277

323*

VED Rating

E

E

E

DIMENSIONS (mm)

3 DOOR

5 DOOR

Overall length (wide
bodytype)

4,365
(4,405)

4,810
(4,850)

Overall width (wide
bodytype)

1,790
(1,875)

1,790
(1,875)

Overall height (with
roof rails) *TEMS suspension

1,850
(1,905)

1,850
(1,905) *1,895

Wheelbase

2,455

2,790

Track – front (wide
bodytype)

1,535
(1,575)

1,535
(1,575)

Track – rear (wide
bodytype)

1,535
(1,575)

1,535
(1,575)

Overhang – front

855

855

Overhang – rear

1,055
(1,095)

1,165
(1,205)

Interior Length

1,805

2,520

Interior Width

1,535

1,535

Interior Height

1,260

1,260

Luggage capacity (L)
maX

403

620

Fuel tank capacity
(L)

87

87

WEIGHTS (kg)

3 DOOR

5 DOOR

Kerb weight (D-4D)
(Auto)

1,840-2,010

1,980-2,170
(1,990-2,180)

Gross vehicle weight

2,600

2,850

Towing capacity –
with braked trailer

2,800

2,800

Towing capacity –
without braked trailer

750

750

MaXimum roof load

80

80

MaXimum trailer nose
weight

130

130

* Figures to be confirmed

NEW LAND CRUISER TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS – CONTINUED

OFF ROAD DATA

3 DOOR

5 DOOR

Min ground clearance
(mm) (wide bodytype)

207
(222)

207
(222)

Wading depth (mm)

Over
700

Over
700

Approach angle (0)
(wide bodystyle)

31
(32)

31
(32)

Departure angle (0)
(wide bodystyle)

29
(30)

26
(27)

Ramp break over angle
(0) (wide bodystyle)

24
(25)

19
(20)

TRANSMISSION

D-4D M/T

D-4D A/T

4.0 V6 A/T

1st

3.830

2.804

2.804

2nd

2.062

1.531

1.531

3rd

1.436

1.000

1.000

4th

1.000

0.753

0.705

5th

0.838

N/A

N/A

Reverse

4.220

2.393

2.393

Differential gear
ratio

4.100

4.300

3.909

Transfer boX

2-speed
planetary type

High ratio / low ratio

1.000/2.566

SUSPENSION

Front

Double
wishbone with coil springs

Rear

Four-link
with coil springs (air spring units with TEMS)

STEERING

Type

Rack
and pinion with variable ratio, power assisted

Ratio

15.6

Turns lock to lock

3.0

Minimum turning radius
(m)

5.2
(five-door 5.7)

BRAKES
Front

Four
piston calliper, 338mm diameter discs

Rear

Floating
type calliper 312mm diameter discs

Additional features

ABS,
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist

WHEELS AND TYRES
Wheel size (wide bodytype)

6J
X 17 (7J X 17)

Tyre size (wide bodytype)

225/70
R17 (265/65 R17)

ENDS

Toyota Press Team

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