Pride of the land
Toyota brings the new Land Cruiser to the UAE
Al-futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, recently introduced the re-designed Land Cruiser, the company’s Toyota’s longest running production vehicle., for the Emirates market.
The new vehicle features 13 exterior changes, a new interior layout dubbed the‘life Control Layout’, an eight-speed automatic transmission, Toyota’s flagship Safety Sense P, and advanced tech features. Given the number of Land Cruisers that are bought in the UAE, this is an important new launch for the market.
Coupled with optional 20-inch machinefinished alloys, the exterior of the new Land Cruiser exudes a tougher, more confident look thanks to the redesigned hood and grille, while the rear of the vehicle expresses a more stable stance with redesigned tailgate and lights.
Integrated safety features, coupled with advanced new specifications, make this the best Land Cruiser ever, Toyota said. The new Land Cruiser is the first model to bring Toyota’s flagship Toyota Safety Sense P to the market. The car also debuts several driver assistance features, including a pre-collision system, which warns the driver of a probable collision; radar cruise control; lane departure alert; automatic high beam; a rear cross traffic alert system for safer reversing in tight car parks; and a blind spot monitor for safer lane changes.
The new car also offers wireless charging system in the centre console for supported mobile phones, as well as a new Google Places Search feature for Poi-based navigation, while the rear entertainment system now features screen mirroring capabilities, enabling video streaming from supported smartphones.
“The journey of Al-futtaim Motors started 60 years ago with this very same car, and today we continue our journey with the launch of the redesigned Land Cruiser. The newest iteration of this iconic vehicle supplements the success that it has seen the world over, and particularly in the UAE,” said Saud Abbasi, managing director, Al-futtaim Motors.