Monday, July 21, 2008

Latest Toyota Land Cruiser V8 - 200 Series

Hmm, I think current Land Cruiser owners may take some persuading to 'appreciate' the new styling on this current/latest batch of machines!

This is the ... Ninth generation - 200 Series Station Wagon
Production 2008-present
Assembly Toyota Auto body @ Yoshiwara, Aichi, Japan
Front engine / four-wheel drive Engine(s)
5.7L 381 hp Dual VVTi V8 Petrol
4.7L 288 hp VVTi V8 Petrol
4.5L 286 hp Intercooled Twin Turbo D-4D V8 Diesel
4.0L 240 hp DOHC with VVT-i Petrol
Transmission 6-speed automatic / 5-speed automatic / 5-speed manual

The Toyota Land Cruiser was redesigned for 2008. Known as the 200 Series, it will share the 2008 Lexus LX's platform and overall design. Though many time-honored Land Cruiser supporters have welcomed the re-invigoration of the mechanical aspects of the vehicle, the 200 Series has encountered criticism due to its controversial body restyling, with some claiming that Toyota has 'overdeveloped' the classic trademarked Land Cruiser identity in its efforts to fit the Land Cruiser in to modern 21st century motoring.

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