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The automaker said it expects the global version to share very similar characteristics with the new brand.
Positioned as the ultimate Toyota Land Cruiser, the Land Cruiser V8, auto analysts said “has never wanted for much in terms of quality, performance, luxury and unmissable road presence.”
“That formidable combination notwithstanding, the newly unveiled 2012 model goes even further in terms of sharper design inside and out, more creative comforts and advanced handling technologies for exceptional off-road capabilities.”
Making its debut this week, the 2012 Land Cruiser V8 external styling changes are most evident, led by a new over-size bumper with integrated fog lights and a new grille that pairs chrome and silver-finished vertical bars across its width.
In spite of the bumper’s large dimensions, the sharply trimmed lower section ensures the extent of the front overhang does not compromise the approach angle when driving off-road.
The headlamp units have been reconfigured, incorporating LED daytime running lights and cylindrical high and low beam High Intensity Discharge bi-xenon headlights. The turn indicators extend outwards, increasing their visibility to the side.
In profile, the foreshortening effect of the lower sections of new front and rear bumpers is clear to see, while the vehicle’s built-in toughness is reflected in thick new side protection mouldings with chrome detailing. The door mirrors have been revised, too, now incorporating LED turn indicators and side view cameras linked to the new Multi-Terrain Monitor. New-design 20-inch alloy wheels are also introduced for 2012.
At the rear the combination light clusters have been redesigned with a new double-cylinder form that echoes the look of the new headlamp units. The turn indicators are more prominent and the reversing lights are relocated to be on a level with the licence plate trim.
As with the daytime running lights and door mirror turn indicators, power-saving LEDs are used for the rear lights, which have the added benefit of lighting up more quickly than conventional filament bulbs.
Changes made to the Land Cruiser V8’s cabin focus on raising the level of perceived quality in the look and feel of the interior, improving the quality and comfort and designing, in better ergonomics and functionality for the controls and switchgear.
A new, lighter interior colour scheme will be available, matched with high-gloss wood grain trim elements and bright silver-finish details.
Extensive changes have been made to the dashboard layout, including the introduction of a new audio panel, a piano black paint finish for some elements with bright silver-finish trim and chrome-plated details on the switchgear and air vents.Share