TOYOTA TWEAKS 200 THE FOR 2018
Toyota has made some subtle changes to the Land Cruiser 200 for 2018, in order for it to keep its place at the pinnacle of the Toyota family.
As before, two grade options are offered; the utility-focused entry level model has been rebadged as GX-R (GX of old) – to align the naming convention with its luxurious VX-R sibling.
Both grades are powered by a 4.5 litre V8 turbodiesel engine with outputs of 195kW @ 3 400 r/min and 650Nm @ 1 600–2 600 r/min.
Notable changes to the VX-R model are mostly found at the front of the vehicle. A new front grille design features two prominent horizontal slats intersecting the large grille opening in an east–west fashion, replacing the previously utilised multislat design.
A smoked treatment has been applied to the Bi-LED headlamps and LED fog lamps, for enhanced visual differentiation. The headlamps themselves include auto high beam functionality, super bright LED illumination and daytime running lights (DRL).
A new brown interior trim colour has been made available, now affording VX-R buyers a selection of three interior palettes: beige, black and brown. The VX-R model continues to boast an impressive standard specification list, which includes blind spot monitoring, leather interior, power front seats, three-zone climate control, ventilated and heated front seats, satellite navigation, tyre pressure monitoring and multi-terrain select to name just a few.