The legendary and most expensive of all Toyota cars in Indonesia, Toyota Land Cruiser recently celebrated its 60th anniversary since its original launch in Japan. The Toyota Land Cruiser has evolved over time from a basic four-wheel-drive utility vehicle in its early years to an upscale eight-passenger sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold in 188 countries and has been the preferred car for the United Nation various humanitarian programs.
In Indonesia the Land Cruiser 200 comes in two models, the Full Spec and Standard Spec. Engine wise, both of the models are similar using the 4.5 1 VD – FTV, V8, 32 Valves, DOHC, Diesel Commonrail which produces 235 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and 82.8 kgm of torque at 2,200 rpm. However, the Full Spec version has intercooler added to its engine as well as 4×4 Wheel Drive System.
This engine is a lot smaller than the 5.7 liter available in the USA and only available in diesel version. The body of the car is 4.950 mm long, 1,970 mm wide and 1,945 mm tall with the ground clearance of 225 mm. The car weight about 2,640 kg. As a comparison, the size of Grand New Fortuner VN Turbo is 4,705 mm long, 1,840 mm wide and 1,850 tall with the ground clearance of 220 mm.
The Toyota Land Cruiser come with standard such as rear-seat DVD entertainment system, color-keyed rear spoiler, rain-sensing windshield wipers, center-console cooler box, headlamp cleaners, leather-trimmed steering wheel, multi-information display, voice and Bluetooth® hands-free controls, leather-trimmed shift lever and heated second row seats. The Toyota’s Premium Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Navigation with Entune multi-media system and JBL® audio is also come as standard.
The V8′s advanced dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) system controls valve timing and overlap on both the intake and exhaust valves, which helps to optimize power, fuel efficiency and emissions. The Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) switches the length of the intake tract in two stages, based on RPM and throttle angle, to improve torque across the engine speed range. Stainless steel exhaust manifolds flow into a full stainless steel exhaust system. A water-cooled oil cooler helps control oil temperature while towing.
The Land Cruiser’s six-speed automatic transmission is designed to handle high torque while performing with luxurious smoothness. Fourth gear is direct drive, and both fifth and sixth gears are overdrive ratios. The transmission’s control unit estimates road conditions to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle’s speed and driving conditions. A sequential shift mode (Triptronic) allows the driver to select gears manually.
For its exterior, the Land Cruiser has an updated front grille and headlamps with bi-xenon led HID low-beams. Additional new features include LED Daytime Running Lights, chrome side molding, redesigned outer side mirrors and tail lamps. The design continues to convey an “Advanced and Rugged” theme with enlarged front and rear fenders. The new grille and headlamps maintain Land Cruiser’s steady and confident appearance, while the hood flows gracefully into the grille and beltlines.
Underbody panels behind the front bumper and extending under the engine, and behind the rear wheels, are designed to protect the engine and transmission and to help the vehicle traverse rocky terrain smoothly. These underbody panels also smooth the airflow under the vehicle to help minimize drag and turbulence.
The Toyota Land Cruiser interior colored in Black with Silver & Wooden Panel. Other refinements include SunVisor with Illuminated vanity mirror and adjustable subvisor, a Multi-terrain Monitor with front, side or rear selectable views; a new Multi-information Display; an Eco Driving Indicator light and zone display; 4 spoke Leather wooden plus Audio, MID, Bluetooth Controller steering wheel; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The audio systems is 2 DIN Audio-Video navigator with rear camera which has a 6 inch touch screen to display various information.
The Land Cruiser is available in Indonesia in nine exterior colors, including White Pearl CS, which is new to the palette. Additional colors include Beige Mica Metallic, Black Mica Metallic, Green Mica Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic, Super White II and Black.
The only drawback the Land Cruiser has is that it’s priced pretty expensive due to the tax bracket it is in. The closest model in Australia, the Land Cruiser GX Turbo Diesel for example cost around AUD 85,000 after tax, which is around Rp 850 million.
Toyota Land Cruiser Priced in Indonesia at
Land Cruiser LC 200 Full Spec Rp. 1,475,000,000
Land Cruiser LC 200 Standard Spec Rp. 1,185,000,000