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Bigger, gruntier, smoother new LandCruiser 200 Series arrives, at a higher entry price

7 Nov 2007

THE wait is finally over - Toyota's all-new LandCruiser "200 Series" is here, landing in the legendary full-size SUV's spiritual home as the first all-V8 model, with vast improvements in performance, refinement and off-road capability. The Japanese maker's first diesel V8 also makes it more frugal too, despite 100kg-plus weight gains partly attributable to new technologies like standard stability contol, "crawl contol" (in petrol models) and "kinetic" suspension (in all but the top-selling GXL diesel). Significantly higher base pricing reflects the newest 'Cruiser's larger, stiffer, more advanced design, but it seems there's no shortage of well-heeled rural (and city) buyers with between $70,000 and $105,000 to spend on the most expensive iteration of Toyota's legendary off-roader.

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Toyota LandCruiser

Released: March 1998
Ended: October 2007
Family Tree: LandCruiser 200

The sixth-generation of Toyota's Motor Corporation's first overseas export arrived in Australia, the world's biggest LandCruiser market, in all-new 100 Series guise almost 10 years ago. It brought new levels of packaging, refinement and both on and off-road ability to Toyota's full-size SUV, powered by a 165kW/387Nm 4.5-litre petrol six and a 96kW/285Nm 4.2-litre diesel four, both mated to five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions. The latter continued beyond an October 2002 facelift, which comprised 151kW/430Nm turbo-diesel power and a new 170kW/410Nm 4.7-litre petrol V8. Launch pricing started at under $48,000.

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