Single Toyota Cruiser for the UK
TOYOTA’S V8 jumbo Land Cruiser is back, the only mainstream rival to a Range Rover – as if? The UK gets just one model, with a 4.5 turbo diesel producing 268 bhp and almost 480 lb ft of torque. Kit includes a world first system which reduces the turning circle in tight off-road curves – such as when avoiding a tree or rock. It has crawl control, which gives a choice of five speeds for climbing and descending. Its version of Land Rover’s terrain response gives five settings to meet the off-road challenge. A full view around the vehicle is shown on a screen, coupled with a predicted route. Finally, there is variable power-steering assistance to suit off-road driving. Toyota Touch Pro, is an advanced multimedia and navigation system with a digital tuner, Bluetooth and a rear-view camera, seen on an eight-inch central touchscreen colour monitor. Price: £62,285 from March 1. Visual changes include a new frontal design, high-intensity headlights and LED daytime running lights. The UK model has 20-inch alloy wheels.
RIVAL: The new model becomes available here on March 1.