Toyota Land Cruiser V8 in Detail

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The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 was in September continuing the SUV legend was first launched in 1951. The Cruiser is the longest running in Toyota’s line-up being in over 5 million units The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 the 8th generation of the Japanese off-roader.

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The heritage of Cruiser

worldwide brand of outstanding quality, durability and First launched in 1951, Cruiser is almost as old as Toyota and, in 1956, it became the mass-production Toyota model to be from Japan.

Land Chief Engineer Sadayoshi explains: “For almost 60 now, three key words been the basis of each of Land Cruiser: strength, and reliability. With the latest we were determined to recognise the of Land Cruiser customers by a vehicle that will betray their trust.”

Cruiser V8’s roots can be right back to the Toyota BJ, the four-wheel-drive vehicle developed by the and produced early in 1951. by a 3.4-litre, six-cylinder engine, the BJ developed a reputation for its toughness and its to go anywhere.

Within six months of its the BJ had become a champion, climbing to the hill station of Japan’s Fuji, 2,500 metres up. It was the ever vehicle to get this As a result of this performance, the BJ was to the Japanese police fleet and the success began.

In 1954 the BJ, the Type 25, was given a generic name – Land Cruiser – has been used ever

As Toyota began its worldwide and growth programme during the and 1960s, it found that established markets were well penetrated by American and automakers, leaving little for new entrants from Japan. Toyota decided to focus on the markets of the Middle East, Asia and South America.

In Toyota responded to the popular in the American market for more 4×4 vehicles with the of the Land Cruiser Station FJ55V. This was to create a new of Land Cruisers, running in with the original ‘jeep-style’ concept.

Over the years, Cruiser has become synonymous Toyota throughout the world. Australian outback to the Russian and the streets of Europe, the vehicle is for its all-round capabilities: highly tough off-road, yet sufficiently and refined to go anywhere and be seen

The Land Cruiser range to be a worldwide sales success and is the SUV ever, with more five million customers launch. It is sold in more 140 countries and produced in nine manufacturing plants around the (all body types). The markets are the Middle East, and Europe.

A new generation

– off-road capability

– technical development

– refinement and comfort

Typical Cruiser customers look for technology in their cars, but also value the brand behind the badge and the authentic Cruiser style’.

With and every new Land Cruiser, has the same fundamental aims. The is to build on the vehicle’s tradition of durability and off-road performance; the is to improve handling stability, comfort and driving pleasure.

Engineer Sadayoshi Koyari “At the start of this project, in 2002, we considered the future of Land Cruiser. Environmental had to be taken into account, the evolving expectations of a global base with a strong for Land Cruiser.

I am confident the all-new Land Cruiser V8 has the off-road capability to strengthen reputation for advanced technology, offering increased refinement and a market position. The new Land is a real, go-anywhere adventure

The global sales target for the new Land Cruiser V8 is 100,000 in 2008. Around 19,500 will come to Europe. The 4×4 capability of the Land is especially valued in Russia, it a major market with a of 9,600 units.

Across typical Land Cruiser are self-confident and successful people higher income brackets. are often early adopters of technology and appreciate Land for its blend of technical ability, refinement and a genuinely adventurous spirit.

The all-new Land V8 delivers improvements in all of these together with improved and comfort, ensuring that flagship model continues to customers’ needs and expectations around the world.

Powerful, design

– Advanced and exterior

– Form and in refined interior

– seating with five or seats

For over 50 years, Cruiser’s credentials and place in the line-up have been on consistently high levels of quality and technical sophistication. Cruisers have come to Toyota’s world-beating four-wheel-drive The design of the new generation Land V8 needed to respect this while bringing Toyota’s image up-to-date.

The new Land V8 sweeps away the image of a passenger vehicle with a and powerful exterior design and shapes inside. The exterior has a strong emphasis on function retaining many characteristics of generations while the interior the refined, premium status of the

The new Land Cruiser V8 is practical available with both and seven-seat configurations, ample for all passengers, and a flexible load-carrying with seats that and fold to create a flat

Created and styled at the Toyota centre in Aichi, Japan, the new Cruiser V8 exemplifies ‘Vibrant an aspect of Toyota’s brand philosophy. This ethos Toyota’s development of off-road that are vibrant and energetic, retaining clarity of purpose.

Cruiser V8 Chief Engineer, Koyari, explains: “The key we selected to focus the design of the new Land Cruiser V8 was ‘trust’. The and trust built by previous of Land Cruiser is therefore in the new design. Further strengthening of trust between customers and the new Land Cruiser V8 is encouraged by a strong, dynamic design an advanced sense of function.

creates a modern, aspirational with a strong focus on drive and genuine off-road It brings the Land Cruiser identity up-to-date, and further the heritage of the vehicle.”

Powerful styling

– Bold and eye-catching surfaces

– road presence

– front and rear styling

The new Land Cruiser V8 achieves its and rugged look with a clean exterior design; is achieved through on a strong line, eye-catching surfaces and front and rear fenders. gives new Land Cruiser a modern feel as a functional yet 4×4 vehicle. The size and of the side windows emphasise the cabin with good and the fenders project an image of off-road performance.

The new Land Cruiser V8 is slightly taller and wider than the generation which gives it a dynamic stance. But the increases in have been kept to a to maintain the manoeuvrability of Land in tight, off-road situations.

The length of the new Land Cruiser is mm (up by 60 mm), the width is 1970 mm (up by 30 mm) and is 1865 mm (with 4W AHC AVS suspension) or mm (with KDSS suspension). design to maximise interior and a shortened engine compartment that the interior cabin has been increased by 130 mm (from the pedal to the back door), to passenger comfort and convenience.

The radiator grille and the headlamps are all to create a strong horizontal The impression of refinement and premium is enhanced by the bright alloy that highlights the outer of the grille.

At the rear, the powerful and flared wheel arches emphasise the overall width are from the existing Land design, as is the configuration of the independent and left combination rear

These large rear lamps use Light-Emitting Diodes arranged in a two-lamp design to visibility. The integrated tail and lamps together with the direction indicators feature a of clear outer lenses and red lenses to convey a premium

The integrated rear roof is body coloured to blend in the sleek lines, and enhances the performance and fuel efficiency. The rear tailgate features a design which is convenient opening in confined areas and makes loading of heavy easier.

The new Land Cruiser V8 be available with a choice of exterior colours. Of these two are newly developed (gold and dark green olive), are newly available and four been brought forward the current generation.

Refined and interior

– Sense of and space

– Strong, shapes

– Wood detailing

Function and form are key of the interior, which has been to reflect the refinement and premium of Land Cruiser V8 while allowing a sense of ruggedness and The interior is practical too, a choice of a five- or seven-seat ample space for all passengers and seat folding for maximum capacity.

The sense of scale and is achieved through the appearance of the panel and the large centre and console. A strong horizontal in the design of the instrument panel that the angle of the vehicle is understood by the driver.

Detailed grain highlights add style; for sophistication they are paired slim chromeplated bars a low gloss finish.

The lower panel features “hold panels with a texture to sculpted metal. In keeping this architectural feel, panels appear to support the instrument panel, and practical, knee pads are installed to comfort and support on rough

A two-tone design that new interior colours expresses a of refinement. Darker colours are on the instrument panel and trim while mid tones are used in the areas such as the seats to a contrast. Two colour schemes are sand beige or medium

The door trims contribute this coherent design the use of material to match the seats at height and on the armrests. Wood and chrome-plated bars set the style, the functional parts such as the door handle, door and switch base are designed as one easy-to-use element.

On the main panel, newly designed 3D Optitron meters are used. The of the main gauge has been to improve visibility and the sub-gauges – in SUVs – are positioned in the centre of the panel along with the display.

The steering wheel was with its characteristic large pad, and large steering switches can be operated easily, when wearing gloves. parts such as the automatic shift knob, door and audio switches are also with an enhanced tactile to create a sense of quality.

and functional interior

– of five- or seven-seat configuration

Seats can tumble and fold

Second row slides for extra leg

The functionality of the new Land Cruiser is demonstrated by the versatile seating with the choice of five or seats, offering plenty of and luggage space. The seats designed with the focus on demanded in a genuine off-roader: lower back support and shoulder movement. A comfortable is also achieved through the use of thick cushioning to ensure a seat position. This is stabilised through high effects.

The second row of seats is 40:20:40 with an independent back for the centre seat, an integral headrest. All three can slide backwards and forwards by 105 mm to ample leg room for any third row and they also recline.

All seats can also tumble for maximum load carrying while the seat behind the passenger – most frequently for third row access – features a tumble for easy entry. by pulling the seat lever, the back support is folded and the floor lock is released. On models two individual …-sized are provided with ‘space-up’

This uses a damper to automatically pop the seat up from the position to the stored position unlocked. Seats fold away against the wall of the compartment and are locked in place.

all-round driving dynamics

World first: Crawl

– World first: Active Height Control and Variable Suspension (4W ahc avs )

– first: Kinetic Dynamic System (KDSS)

– New limited slip centre

With the development of the new generation Cruiser V8, Toyota has created a four-wheel-drive SUV with refinement and without sacrificing its authentic performance. As a result, the new Land V8 can truly claim to be the most ultimate go-anywhere vehicle.

almost 60 years of off-road Land Cruiser drivers their car to perform perfectly on the tracks and trails across the offering superior driving and refinement. With Land legendary reputation for quality, and reliability, they accept no

Different from any other car, the Land Cruiser V8 technical support to the driver makes tricky sections in terrain where even the skillful drivers might struggle. This makes the new Land Cruiser V8 one of the most advanced four-wheel-drive vehicles It is packed with features to on- and off-road driving safer, comfortable and more pleasurable.

handling and stability, both on- and is achieved with the sophisticated design which features newly developed supporting to match the allnew platform.

At the front, coil springs the former torsion bar design to better ride comfort and The suspension design is based on a wishbone layout with coil springs and dampers for stability.

The front wheel has been increased by 11% for bound and 18% for now reaching 230 mm in order to improve over rough ground. At the time the whole suspension is strong enough to withstand the rigorous conditions. Yet ride and steering feel have been enhanced, through tuning and precise geometry.

The four link coil suspension from the current Land Cruiser is carried to the new model – but has been retuned to significantly better handling, comfort and off-road performance. steer has been optimised by the control arm position to ensure handling and stability, while the and size of bushes have evaluated for optimum ride

Long travel suspension of mm front/rear and short overhangs that the new Land Cruiser V8 can the roughest road surfaces. The approach angle is 32° (31° 4W AHC AVS) and the maximum departure is 24° (23° with 4W AHC AVS). The break over angle is 25° with 4W AHC AVS suspension).

The standard of the new Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is with a brand new suspension technology that provides driving performance, comfort and roll control without an power source. This new technology, Kinetic Dynamic System (KDSS), is likely to be by Toyota as an important new direction for the

KDSS automatically adjusts front and rear anti-roll bar function characteristics depending on the of road to be used: active is in permanent use for on-road driving, the system automatically disables the two bars as soon as it comes to off-road driving situations. The actuation of KDSS is based on the of hydraulic cylinders that part of the anti-roll bar mounts. The both connected by hydraulic are applied in parallel during use and in an anti-parallel mode during the off-road articulation of the two axes.

body roll occurs cornering on flat ground, pressure is generated by the cylinder is controlling the stabiliser bar. Due to the oil flow between the front and the cylinders, they will each other out and not …, freezing the stabiliser bar. allows the anti-roll bars to normally, suppressing body to an acceptable level.

However, front and rear wheels out of sequence in a diagonal pattern, as occurs when driving rough ground, the hydraulic system releases on the antiroll bar and it not twist. As a consequence, the full … can occur without This helps ensure traction control and riding good stability and excellent road performance.

Advanced technologies

– Crawl on petrol engine

– AHC AVS System

On the new Land Cruiser V8 are further world-beating, advanced to give the driver complete under the harshest driving and also enhance occupant and safety. These include the first Crawl Control and the world’s first 4-wheel Height Control and Adaptive Suspension (4W AHC AVS).

Crawl standard on petrol engine only, gives the driver control and confidence when on surfaces that require speed adjustments such as or sand. The system will control the engine output and hydraulic pressure to maintain a slow speed between 1-5 All the driver has to do is steer, allowing concentration on the track ahead worrying about wheel or spin.

Crawl Control the burden on the driver, ensures stability and reduces the likelihood of to the vehicle by lowering stress and on the drive train.

The Crawl switch has three pre-selected (LO/MID/HI, corresponding to around 1, 3 and 5 which determine the most vehicle speed. For instance, LO be suitable for very rough, road surfaces while HI be suitable for dune-type sections, or grass.

When Crawl is activated, the indicator will and the slip indicator will when stationary, and in other conditions. The Crawl Control is indicated on the multiinformation display in the panel.

The logic for Crawl has been developed based on the operations of real off-road experts. Constant speed is by automatically increasing or decreasing the output and brake pressure based upon a comparison the vehicle speed and wheel against the selected Crawl speed.

With Crawl it is possible to achieve smooth, off-road driving, impressing the most highly skilled expert.


– Luxury specification

– All four linked

– Spring control

– Quicker adjustment

The suspension of all four on Land Cruiser V8 is linked for the time through the new fully suspension system, 4-wheel Height Control and Adaptive Suspension (4W AHC AVS). Spring control is also featured, this the most sophisticated system available in an SUV and another first for the Land Cruiser V8.

new suspension control system, on the luxury grade depending on market, not only allows Cruiser V8 to achieve optimum performance but also provides on-road refinement, comfort, and body roll control.

The new rate control function on the front suspension and is operated by one control valve that the suspension characteristics when or braking. This means the front suspension can be stiffened to roll or pitch angle high-speed manoeuvres, but softened normal driving to ensure ride comfort.

To achieve a performance both on- and off-road, a new system that functions as a between the four wheels has adopted. On-road, the balanced across all four wheels stability and comfort. Off-road, the of wheels out of phase with other allows the hydraulic to vary and releases individual for easier stroking through wheel articulation.

This the ability of the Land Cruiser to up the bumps and offers greater contact, meaning rough performance is enhanced.

The result is the Land Cruiser, with its mm wheelbase, can crawl over with a height difference of 630 mm – lifting a wheel off the ground.

In the vehicle’s Active Height (AHC) functions have enhanced to extend the range of adjustment and shorten the time it to lower the vehicle. The front of the Cruiser V8 now has 110 mm of height adjustment the rear can travel through 100 mm. to low mode take about two

The Land Cruiser is automatically when L4 gear mode is and further raised by 20 mm when the 4W AHC AVS recognises that the vehicle is It automatically lowers the vehicle driving at high speeds to stability.

The Adaptive Variable Suspension sub system gives greater comfort on-road and new control have also been to allow greater ground-covering over rough roads.

easy operation drive

– Full time drive system

– transfer unit

– limited slip centre

– New rotary switch for reduction ratios

With increased power and torque to a superior driving experience, the Cruiser V8’s full all-wheel drive system a new transfer unit which the torque front to rear and the high and low gearing ratios. The new is stronger and lighter and the centre of has been moved forward to handling, while the control has been improved and the switching enhanced.

At the heart of the transfer is a newly developed Torsen® limited slip centre

which gives a smoother performance and improved driving By automatically sensing the drive required at each axle the can adjust torque between and rear wheels for greater stability.

In a straight-ahead, dry-road the torque distribution is 40/60 to rear. However, torque can be to the front wheels to a maximum of or to the rear wheels to a maximum of These limits have carefully set by calculating the Torsen® wheels’ dimension, to maintain the stability, improve traction and safety.

The transfer shift has been completely redesigned for operational efficiency and greater Operation of the shift from H4 to L4 which can be operated up to a vehicle of 5 km/h, is achieved using a convenient rotary switch. to it on the control panel is a button can lock (or free) the centre in the optimal ratio 50/50 to the Land Cruiser V8 in exceptionally circumstances.

Steering precision

Variable Gear Ratio (VGRS)

– Stability on- and off-road

Driving pleasure on- and is further enhanced by the Variable Ratio System (VGRS), on the luxury grade. The steering is a and pinion system for maximum stability at high speeds and performance at low speeds.

The gear is set larger around the steering and smaller around the end position. As a rack … around the end is larger to reduce the steering at low speed vehicle manoeuvring, ensuring an optimal response the steering centre, which high speed motorway

The steering column itself is for both tilt and telescope a memory function, to allow all to find their optimum position. The energy-absorbing mechanism impact energy and the entire is designed to break away its mounting bracket and move from the driver in the event of an

State-of-the-art petrol and diesel V8

– Brand-new V8 diesel

Latest development of V8 petrol

New six-speed, sequential auto

The all-new Toyota Land V8 is more than just a adventure vehicle. As a modern SUV it offers unbeatable capability on- and superb refinement and superior pleasure.

This flagship of the four-wheel-drive range is now available a choice of two of the most powerful and advanced engines ever by Toyota. They have developed to enhance the overall of Land Cruiser V8 under all conditions with high output, a broad controllable band, low emissions and low fuel in its class.

The Land Cruiser V8 the choice of a brand-new, 4.5-litre V8 common rail diesel or the development of the well-established 4.7-litre V8 engine. With this of engines, Land Cruiser V8 can choose the power unit best suits their and driving needs without on refinement, comfort or driving

Both engines are fully with Euro IV emissions while a Diesel Particulate (DPF), available in selected further reduces the impact on the

Brand-new V8 diesel

– power, best-in-class fuel

– Exceptional driving

At the heart of the new Toyota Land V8 engine range in Europe be the 4.5-litre, V8 D-4D diesel that has been newly for this SUV. This new engine offers exceptional and driving pleasure along a level of quietness equal to of petrol engines.

Toyota’s new V8 is the first Toyota application in the of common rail technology on an cylinder engine. This features a twin-turbo for maximum and is available in combination with a new sequential gearbox. The engine has developed on four fundamental high power, low fuel low noise and exceptional reliability.

In way it satisfies the core values of the Cruiser V8 range, offering quality, durability and reliability.

The new V8 D-4D engine also significant performance and fuel benefits over the 4.2 L6 TD engine it and puts the new Land Cruiser V8 the competition with best-in-class and fuel economy.

Maximum output from the 4,461 cc is 210 kW (286 hp DIN) at 3600 rpm and torque is a massive 650 Nm across the wide engine range of rpm to 2800 rpm. These represent a 40% increase in power and a 50% increase in torque output the previous 4.2-litre, six cylinder

As a result the new Land Cruiser 4.5 has a top speed of 210 km/h and will to 100km/h in 8.2 seconds – a class-leading Fuel economy is best-in-class and is 4% than the outgoing 4.2 L6 TD diesel, at l/100 km on the combined cycle.

bank of cylinders on the V8 is served by common rail and solenoid Well proven on the four-cylinder these are adopted to ensure reliability with high output and low emissions.

The maximum pressure is raised to 1800 bar with 1350 bar on the outgoing 4.2 L6 TD which means finer, precise injection of fuel to more efficient combustion, power and greater efficiency. The generation common rail also allows for a quieter process enabling two individual injection strokes of around 1 mm³ ahead of the normal injection all of which happens within a few

As a result, combustion noise the engine is 3.5 dB(A) lower the previous engine. Two low inertia are fitted to provide a rapid to throttle commands and high output. They feature nozzle technology with the size controlled by a 12-volt DC motor, rather than diaphragm.

This means the nozzle can be adjusted more and on a continuous basis, leading to efficiency and precision.

The new diesel engine block is in Compacted Graphite cast (CGI) which offers strength (75% stronger to the engine block material of the diesel engine) while weight (down 30%) to fuel consumption, weight and handling.

CGI is a kind of cast that is light, resists and corrosion, and is very resistant to and shock. By using CGI for the cylinder Toyota has reduced noise and significant weight when with equivalent engines.

durability is further enhanced by an oil scavenging system on the turbochargers to surplus oil and reduce blue whenever and wherever you go, such as on an inclined road, turning and The engine mounts are 1.5 times than on conventional cars. Two hydraulic mounts are used on the engine to absorb vibration and driving pleasure at low speed or

Laboratory tests have severe environment conditions to the engine performs faultlessly in ranging from -30°C to

To achieve low exhaust emissions a Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is adopted with water and a highly efficient, multi-layered EGR The EGR gas passages have been into the cylinder head to the complexity of parts and weight. two rotary solenoid diesel and linear solenoid EGR valves are to reduce all visible smoke and unstable combustion.

Refined engine

– Latest of V8 petrol

– 21% more 12% less fuel

The latest of the 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine for the new Cruiser V8 offers a refined and driving experience with low levels of noise, vibration and

Compared to the previous engine, it better performance (a 21% increase in power) and enhanced fuel (a 12% reduction in fuel consumption, combined with the five automatic transmission).

As a result, the V8 develops 212 kw (288hp DIN) at rpm and a massive 445 Nm of torque at 3400 This is sufficient to give the Cruiser a top speed of 200 km/h and it accelerate to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds.

The V8 engine is equipped with a of advanced technologies to enhance pleasure, increase performance and efficiency. The Toyota VVT-i Valve Timing – with system is well established as a effective way of boosting bottom torque and mid range power while ensuring optimum efficiency through precise

The V8 petrol also adopts (Acoustic Control Induction which uses valves to the air intake pipe length on engine speed and throttle This further improves at high engine speeds and torque at low and medium speed.

An air system which introduces air the exhaust ports during starts is designed to improve warm-up efficiency and reduce during the cold start

These advanced technologies the V8 petrol Land Cruiser to exceptional fuel economy for the available. The petrol Land will return 14.4 km on the combined European cycle.


– Brand-new auto

– Artifical (AI) Shift

– manual gear selection

A new, six-speed automatic has been developed to match the new 4.5 V8 diesel and offer exceptional fuel efficiency and smooth pleasure. The new gearbox has been focusing mainly on off-road with an optimal gearing size, while being to accommodate high torque and levels of quietness during speed driving.

The new gearbox is with a sequential shift that allows fully gear changes (D position), or selection of a gear range by the from the sequential position (S

In fully automatic mode the features Artificial Intelligence Shift control during it determines road conditions and intentions in order to switch to a pattern that creates the effective driving performance. can take account of uphill or driving and more sporty from the driver for excellent during any driving situation.

The new gearbox for the 4.5 D-4D V8 also a deceleration downshift which slow the Land Cruiser and provides fuel cut-off thus contributing to excellent efficiency.

The current five-speed gearbox is mated to the 4.7-litre V8 engine with improvements in performance and excellent fuel This gearbox also AI Shift control and is operated a sequential shift pattern.

No on quality, durability, reliability

Body-on-frame construction structure

– Excellent isolation road noise

– active and passive safety

Despite offering extra more comfort and a superior experience, the new Toyota Land V8 retains the well-established features have contributed to its worldwide appeal and genuine off-road

These include the traditional and respected body-on-frame construction a separate chassis and body advanced technology driving such as Downhill Assist (DAC) and Hill-start Assist (HAC); and a wealth of active and safety features, including a new multi-terrain ABS system.

Together Toyota’s legendary engineering and the all-new, advanced design, features will ensure the new generation Land Cruiser V8 to lead the world in quality, and reliability – attributes that are to Land Cruiser owners.

has not compromised on the fundamental body-on-frame While other manufacturers moved towards a monocoque Toyota has worked with an separate chassis and an advanced design to achieve superior pleasure, refinement and quality.

The body-on-frame construction has several for off-road vehicles such as the Cruiser V8 that need to their go-anywhere capability. of the strength of the vehicle to resist the of off-road driving can be built the chassis, avoiding the need to the size or weight of the body and compartment. At the same time, the can be engineered to be capable of absorbing impact in the event of a serious

Building strength into the increases the resistance to torsion and thus giving the designers a and strong base on which to the body. This improves performance and handling, both on and with extra freedom in design and travel, plus stable mounting points for joints.

Separating the body and means the passenger compartment can be better insulated from the and noise of off-road driving – much lower noise, and harshness (NVH) under all conditions.

And finally, a strong also allows a towing of 3,500 kg which adds to the and capability of the new Land Cruiser V8.

a worldwide reputation for reliability and the new Toyota Land Cruiser V8 continue to take its passengers to all of the earth under all conditions.

Strong chassis design

Increased chassis rail

– New hydro-form technology

An high strength, high frame has been designed to the body of the new Land Cruiser V8. The height and width of the chassis have both been to achieve a highly rigid rail, and high tensile is used to reduce weight compromising on strength.

New hydro-form has been used to manufacture cross members. This has increased the joint strength the side rail, contributing to a structure with higher Torsional rigidity of the new frame is 1.4 stronger than the outgoing Cruiser and flexural rigidity is 1.2 stronger.

An additional lightweight suspension cross member has used, and the coil support of the front suspension strengthened for performance.

High-tensile steel is extensively throughout the body and this has been treated for resistance across a broad of the body panels to ensure durability, even in some of the driving conditions in the world.

and vibration transmission has been through a strong, reinforced structure, installation of sound material and vibration damping the body. Combined with quality – such as reduced gaps and surface level – and advanced aerodynamics, the new generation Cruiser V8 lives up to its promise as a vehicle.

Active Driving

– Multi-terrain ABS

– Assist Control (HAC)

Downhill Assist Control

The new Land Cruiser V8 offers a of advanced active-driving control that give optimum under all conditions and road for maximum safety and driver

The new multi-terrain ABS incorporates a new, control logic that any road surface being and automatically switches to the optimum control for the conditions.

Using such as engine output, rate and wheel speed, the computer can sense off-road such as snow, dirt and It then controls the ABS with the slip rate for the conditions, so more effective braking and can be achieved.

Vehicle braking is enhanced with Electronic Distribution (EBD) and Brake (BA) which detect braking and automatically generate a braking force. Large disc brakes (front 340 mm, 345 mm) are now fitted as standard to accommodate the (17”, 18’’ or 20’’ on local market) and enhance performance.

Vehicle Stability (VSC), which cuts in it senses the Land Cruiser V8 is the critical limits of cornering, has further enhanced with a switch. This enables the to switch off VSC and traction control it might be automatically reducing output while trying to with high wheel-spin mud, fresh snow or difficult terrain.

Another new is that the Active Traction (A-TRC) now maximises traction and speed without the operation of a lock when operating in four-wheel drive mode When L4 is selected, the engine control is removed but the braking receives stronger hydraulic control.

On the new Land Cruiser V8, works in combination with a of other advanced traction devices such as Crawl Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control

Hill-start Assist Control

– Available on all models

Boosts driver confidence

Assist Control (HAC) an easier start when off from a steep or slippery position. It does this by controlling the brake as the driver from brake to accelerator, reducing backward motion.

By the rotation of each individual Hill-start Assist Control is to arrest the motion, and this the driver to pull away losing control. This not boosts hill-start performance but increases driver confidence in the to cope with the challenge

Downhill Assist Control

Available on diesel models

– Prevents slippage hills

Downhill Assist (DAC), available on diesel-engine is a brake control system works automatically on the wheels to speed and prevent the Land V8 from slipping out of control driving down a steep

In these situations, keeping the under control can be difficult due to lock, and even engine may not be sufficient to reduce vehicle The Downhill Assist Control far greater control under conditions than the foot would.

The Downhill Assist is driver operated and can be switched on L4 reduction ratio is selected on the box. It operates at speeds of than 25 km/h and with the and brake pedal off. are controlled to between 4 and 9 km/h if forwards and between 2 and 7 km/h if backwards.

On petrol engines, the Assist Control function is by the Crawl Control system.

safety systems

– system senses accidents

Up to 14 airbags available

The new Toyota Cruiser V8 is designed to avoid wherever possible, and to offer protection to occupants if a collision occur. The on-board passive features are intelligent and integrated to with each other to impact energy and reduce the of injury.

An optional newly-developed safety system optimises the for front seat passengers by a motor to tension the front seatbelts in the event of a dangerous For example, this could when the on-board sensors that the vehicle is spinning, or sudden braking.

After the two-step force limiters the tension in the belts, gradually it to minimise the potential force on the and abdomen. In this way, seat occupants are held in place and the potential for injury is

Further impact protection from the 14 SRS airbags which are on the new Land Cruiser V8 range. For the time, both driver and seat passenger have airbag protection and both airbags have a two-stage capability to match the severity of the impact detected.

Side are standard on the front seats and are as an option for the second row seats. shield SRS airbags, which up to six people from head and injuries, are available for both and seven-seat configurations.

Both seats feature Whiplash Lessening (WIL) technology reduces the impact to the neck in the event of a rear collision. is achieved through an active structure that senses in the lower back rest and the headrest upwards by 30mm and by 25 mm to reduce neck movement and injury.

Outer second row are fitted with ISO-fix seat fittings as standard, to the use of child restraint seats The top tether mounts has been positioned to prevent them interfering with passengers in the row of seats under higher

While the chassis structure has designed to absorb impact in the event of a collision, particular has been focused on reducing injury to pedestrians on impact. The of the bonnet has been specially to ensure it is rigid but capable of impact energy, while the edge has an impact absorbing to ensure it is effective during collisions with smaller such as children. There are impactabsorbing brackets between the panels and the wing, and there is an area between the rear of the and the windscreen, allowing the bonnet to back in the event of a collision.

comfort and equipment

– air conditioning system

– audio by Pioneer

– navigation system available

Cruiser owners are successful with a taste for the good in life – so they choose a car is modern, stylish and, all, well equipped and for their needs. All these are clear in the new Land Cruiser V8.

A road presence, refined trim and high levels of equipment clearly mark out the Land Cruiser V8 as a premium SUV the perfect blend of go-anywhere comfort and sophistication.

The Land V8 is more spacious than the model, with excellent leg and room for all passengers. The choice of or seven-seat configurations gives the chance to select the Land that best suits needs, while the versatile with seats that tumble and tip, enables use of interior space.

The interior features precision fit and finish, a strong sense of functionality and Detailed wood ornamentation an extra dimension of style and to the Land Cruiser’s high-quality Advanced technology is reflected in the Optitron meters that the instrument panel. These clear indications of the speed, revs, gearshift position, and trip meter, plus information such as cruising and fuel efficiency.

The instrument can also provide warnings and

The new Land Cruiser V8 will be across Europe in two grades: and luxury. This ensures can take full advantage of the features or add their own luxury such as full leather and four-wheel AHC AVS suspension.

Typical standard on Land Cruiser V8 a leather steering wheel audio and telephone controls, and Smart Entry and Push-Button system. These offer comfort and added safety to and passengers.

The controls on the steering for frequently used audio and functions include volume and seek; an audio mode a telephone answer button and a for the voice recognition interface. The display can also be operated and the status checked by using a button on the steering wheel.

The Entry and Push-Button Start is activated by an electronic key that can be in a pocket or handbag. This the driver with a hand to carry luggage, for instance, the lack of a traditional ignition on the steering column reduces the of injury in the event of a collision.

available as standard equipment on all of Land Cruiser V8 are premium for extra comfort.

All-new air

– Maximum comfort for all

– Four-zone, independent control

– Fresh air to all

Operating in some of the most regions of the world means Land Cruiser has to have a quality air-conditioning system to comfort for the driver and passengers in all The air-conditioning system in the Land V8 has been significantly enhanced to this objective.

The digital, automatic system provides independent temperature control to comfortable conditions for all passengers. air conditioning is controlled from an dual-zone control panel to the rear face of the centre – but it can also be controlled from the air conditioning control panel.

In the of the Land Cruiser’s cabin, 14 vents and ducts are provided a temperature-maintained air flow, controlled manually or fully automatically. passengers are equally comfortable, a further 14 ventilation ducts in the the door pillars and at floor These ducts apply to the second and third rows, independent right and left control, even for the rearmost

Diesel-powered models are equipped a Positive Temperature Coefficient heater and viscous heater, boost the heating effect on start. A pollen filter and removal mode are available to interior air quality and reduce entering the passenger cabin.

comfort features

– audio system

– navigation system and rear-view

The Land Cruiser V8 is equipped as with a hi-fi-quality Pioneer audio system with a changer. A digital tuner is to ensure optimal radio

The system supports the playback of MP3 and WMA from CD, and offers high sound to passengers in all seats speakers in the four doors and the of the instrument panel, plus squawker and tweeter speakers to the and left at the front of the passenger

Additional equipment that to owners’ comfort and convenience an auto-dimming rear view automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.

Standard grade of the Land Cruiser V8 range are with 18-inch alloy

Extra luxury grade

Full leather interior

Active suspension and height

A luxury-grade version of Land V8 includes, as standard equipment, that reflect the premium of the car. Full leather is added to all seats, while the and front passenger chairs electric adjustment and heating. The seat has memory settings for different positions.

The luxury is finished with 20-inch wheels and, for maximum and function, four-wheel Active Control and Adaptive Variable is standard equipment.

Further features

– Full map

– Rear parking

– Electric moon

An optional full map navigation is available, with a wider 32,000-colour display. The system 24 countries in Europe (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, the Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City, and Russia) and provides voice in 10 European languages (English, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and The system has Bluetooth® connectivity to a mobile phone.

Vehicles with the navigation system can benefit from an optional camera which sends a picture from the vehicle’s to the monitor screen, complete guide lines for extra and safety.

A moon roof power tilt and slide jam protection and one touch operation is available.

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