Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Kelvin Christian Go | posted October 22, 2015 17:20
Refreshed Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series officially makes PH debut
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser has just made its Philippine debut after Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) launched the updated flagship SUV at the Society Lounge Bar & Resto in Makati City. Bearing a more chiseled front end, the 2016 Land Cruiser will be available in two variants and also features an array of added safety tech and creature comforts.
Starting with its dimensions, the 2016 Land Cruiser is bigger and taller. It measures 5,095mm long (+145mm), 1,980mm (+10mm) wide and 1,945mm (+40mm) tall. The new Premium model measures 5,170mm long, thanks to the addition of a bumper overrider. Its 2,850mm wheelbase however has been carried over from the predecessor.
Design-wise, the Land Cruiser now has a more prominent front end, which consists of new Bi-LED headlights, restyled bumper and chrome grill and reshaped foglights. Over to the rear, it gets new LED combination taillights, new bumper and thicker chrome garnish. Rounding off the exterior revisions of the 2016 Land Cruiser is a set of new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Climbing aboard, illuminated door scuff plates greet the passengers along with a new 4-zone automatic climate control. For the driver, there's a new steering wheel design, meter gauge panel with a 4.2-inch multi-information display, a reworked center console, and a cool box storage.
For the Premium variant, additional amenities such as the Audio-Navigation system, 8-way powered seats with driver memory, power tilt/telescopic steering and power moonroof will come as standard.
Under the hood is the carried over 4.5-liter twin-turbo diesel V8 that pumps out 232 PS at 3,200 rpm, along with a massive torque rating of 615 Nm available between 1,500 – 2,200 rpm. Power is then sent to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic sequential gearbox.
For safety, the Premium model gets Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill-Climb Assist, CRAWL Control and Multi-Terrain Select as standard fitment.
Aside from the redone exterior, Toyota also updated the color lineup of the 2016 Land Cruiser; with White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Dark Red Mica Metallic and Beige Mica Metallic. The new shades, such as Dark Blue Mica and Copper Brown Mica can be specified upon order.
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Premium 4.5L Dsl AT – PhP 4,845,000 (PhP 4,860,000 White Pearl)
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 4.5L Dsl AT – PhP 4,422,000 (PhP 4,437,000 White Pearl)