Legend still swings at 60
WHY change something that sells itself?
Toyota’s LandCruiser goes out the door as a 60th Anniversary model from this month and already the limited build run is pretty much taken up.
Toyota says the limited edition of about 2000 units has more than $5000 of extra equipment compared with the 200-Series GXL on which it is based.
Dealers have strong interest in the edition because previous Anniversary models are highly prized on the used-car lot.
Many orders are from owners of 40th and 50th Anniversary specials.
Added features include leather cabin trim, Bluetooth-compatible touch-screen satellite navigation with a four-CD changer, leather-trim steer- ing wheel and gearshift lever, silver roof rails and 60th anniversary badges.
The V8 bi-turbo diesel model goes up in price by $76 because it also gets the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which is normally a $3250 option.
All V8 petrol LandCruisers have KDSS as standard.
Prices for the 60th Anniversary petrol model start at $79,990 and the turbodiesel is $90,990.
The ratio of diesel to petrol versions to go on sale is as much as seven-to-one because Toyota sees diesel buyers as the primary market.
All new LandCruisers, including the 60th Anniversary edition, are covered by Toyota Service Advantage, which caps the price for a standard scheduled service at $210 during the first three years or 60,000km.