Leg­end still swings at 60

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By NEIL DOWL­ING

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.

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