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Monday, 16 January 2012

Toyota Land Cruiser




The legendary Land Cruiser ,Since 1951, Toyota Land Cruiser has taken all sorts of people to every corner of the earth. Renowned for its off-road prowess and reliability, Land Cruiser has been used by photojournalists in the Middle East, researchers in the Amazon, doctors in Africa, . Ultimately, though, Land Cruiser is for anybody in search of real adventure, one-of-a-kind experiences and journeys that don’t involve a gift shop. Because what unites Land Cruiser owners isn’t a background but a belief. A belief that the world is worth exploring.
Virtually anywhere. Since its arrival, Toyota’s legendary SUV has visited hundreds of countries and logged millions of miles on countless different types of terrain. That should give you lots of confidence as you contemplate your next expedition. Because few, if any, other vehicles have Land Cruiser’s nearly 60-year track record of getting intrepid souls to places others will only ever see in photographs.



The first Land Cruiser set out decades ago. In that time it’s traveled to the most remote places on the planet. But it’s made an even more important journey as well. It’s gone from being Toyota’s first 4WD vehicle to an icon of rugged reliability trusted around the globe. That’s one path we intend to keep following.


Land Cruiser shown in Sonora Gold Pearl
5.7L Dual Independent VVT-i V8 Engine
With all the power and torque on tap in Land Cruiser, even the most inhospitable terrain seems inviting. Under the hood lies a 5.7-liter Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 32-valve V8. Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) help the engine produce a whopping 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque Full-time 4WD system with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and Torsen limited-slip center differential with locking feature. 18-in. 5-spoke high-gloss alloy wheels with P285/60R18 tires.It's mileage is 13 Kmpl in City and 18 Kmpl on Highway much better then Benz G class.  


Voice-activated DVD navigation system2
You can’t very well stop and ask for directions when you’re the only person around for miles. So it’s good to know that Land Cruiser offers an available voice-activated touch-screen DVD navigation system. It could well be the key to getting back. Other available features include a backup camera3 and hands-free phone and music streaming via Bluetooth®4 wireless technology.
Luxury, exclusivity, comfort and unparalleled ride quality — all these are apparent the moment you’re inside Land Cruiser. But the undeniable confi dence you feel behind the wheel owes to something else: Land Cruiser’s legendary 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) system and a chassis that’s proven itself off road time and again. When you think about it, luxury and rugged capability are a perfect combination. After all, you can take the man out of civilization, but you can’t take the civilization out of the man.

Steering wheel-mounted controls
Without your hands ever leaving the wheel, you can control Land Cruiser’s Multi-Information Display, JBL Synthesis® audio system, available voice-activated DVD navigation system5 and Bluetooth®2 hands-free phone features.
Land Cruiser interior shown in Sand Beige
Interior:
It’s been used in races across the Arctic. As medical transport in Africa. For ranch work in the outback....Given all the ways people have used Land Cruiser over the years, it’s no surprise the 2011 Land Cruiser’s interior is both exceptionally versatile and truly comfortable. There’s seating for eight, with plenty of room for all. And a split-fold design on the second and third rows so you can trade seats for extra cargo space. Step one: Figure out where you’re headed. Step two: Confi gure as needed.

Four-zone automatic climate control
With Land Cruiser’s four-zone automatic climate control, the driver, front passenger and two second-row passengers can each control their own individual temperature environments. Twenty-eight vents located throughout the cabin further enhance everyone’s comforts.

Rear-seat entertainment system
Land Cruiser’s available rear-seat DVD entertainment system makes even long journeys seem a lot shorter. It features a 9-inch display and two wireless headphones,1 and allows you to play movies or games with compatible consoles.
Available rear-seat DVD entertainment system

Cooler box
underneath the armrest on Land Cruiser’s center console, there’s an available cooler box2 that can accommodate as many as six 12-oz. water bottles. If you’d spent decades in the dry and dusty Australian outback, you’d probably come up with something like this yourself.

Memory seats and heated seats
Land Cruiser’s 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat has a memory function that lets you set it to the individual preferences of three different drivers. As well, both driver and front passenger seats offer multi-stage heating — a feature that is also available for the second row.

How can Land Cruiser reach all those places?

There’s a reason it’s called Land Cruiser. This is a vehicle that easily cruises over terrain that would stop lesser vehicles in their tracks. Why? Because when you’ve been tackling extreme environments as long as Land Cruiser has, you learn how to combine both proven engineering and advanced technologies to help you get where you’re going. Take a closer look.

Crawl Control (CRAWL)
Think of this as off-road cruise control. In rough, low-traction situations, CRAWL takes over the braking and throttle functions, allowing you to concentrate on steering. Once activated, CRAWL helps negotiate tough terrain at one of three walking speeds. It helps prevent wheel lock and wheelspin and reduces pitch, bounce and roll. All of which lessens stress on the Land Cruiser’s drivetrain — and driver.
Watch it  :

Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS)
Traditional suspension systems are tuned to perform well on paved roads, but they can compromise off-road performance. KDSS automatically optimizes suspension performance both on the highway and off. On the road, it helps suppress body roll to enhance cornering performance. Off road, KDSS relaxes sway control on rough terrain for increased suspension articulation. This helps tires maintain contact with the ground on uneven terrain, and minimizes body tilt.

SKID PLATES
To help protect Land Cruiser’s front suspension, radiator, fuel tank and transfer case,
the vehicle is equipped with reinforced skid plates.
 Land Cruiser shown in Magnetic Gray Metallic
PURPOSE-BUILT STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
To enhance performance over uneven terrain, the angles on Land Cruiser’s outer muffler casing have been removed. To increase power, independent exhaust tubes feed separately into the main muffler rather than interconnecting, reducing pressure loss.

6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Clutch-to-clutch control gives Land Cruiser’s 6-speed automatic Electronically Controlled
Transmission (ECT) a lightweight, compact design. This improves performance and increases fuel efficiency in all conditions.

MULTI-TERRAIN 4-WHEEL ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
ABS sensors detect wheel lockup during emergency braking situations, and the system helps compensate by “pulsing” individual wheel brakes. By adapting to off-road conditions such as sand, gravel or mud, this standard Multi-terrain 4-wheel ABS is ideally suited for Land Cruiser.
Land Cruiser shown in Magnetic Gray Metallic

TORSEN®3 LIMITED-SLIP CENTER DIFFERENTIAL
Loss of traction can happen off road and on. This feature, standard on Land Cruiser, can help make the difference. It effectively helps maintain vehicle control when certain wheels lose grip — a familiar event off road. But it also helps with driver control during acceleration and high-speed driving on pavement. What’s more, the torque distribution in Land Cruiser’s Torsen® limited-slip center differential has been optimized from front to rear to enhance cornering performance.

TEN AIRBAGS1 AND MORE
Land Cruiser comes with ten airbags that cover every row of seats and include driver and front passenger knee airbags. The front seats also incorporate active headrests2 which can help reduce the severity of whiplash injuries.

Land Cruiser is available in eight exterior colors and two interior colors. But remember, this is one of the world’s most legendary off-road vehicles. Which means Land Cruiser also offers a nice dust color, if that’s what you’re looking for.
STAR SAFETY SYSTEM
The 2011 Land Cruiser comes standard with the Toyota Star Safety System. This integration of safety features serves the fundamental aim of helping to assist drivers to avoid accidents in the first place. It includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),1 Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Multi-terrain 4-wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2 and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

SAFETY CONNECT®4
Via Toyota’s 24/7 call center, available Safety Connect® offers subscribers such helpful features as Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS) and Roadside Assistance. Safety Connect® offers the reliability of embedded cellular and GPS technology.
PRICE : The starting Price of Land Cruiser is  Rs 35,42,143.43 ( $ 68,920 ) . 

New LAND CRUISER 
Toyota unveiled the new 2012  Land Cruiser at the Auto Expo Delhi , and the facelift version is expected to be launched soon. The new Land Cruiser gets a LED stripe in the headlamp cluster along with a new front bumper and a redesigned tail. The Land Cruiser LC200 comes to India as a CBU, and once launched this new model will be available through all the Toyota dealers.

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