Land Cruiser upspecced

Toyota’s hardy terrain-tamer Land Cruiser 200 – the flagship of the range – gains additional feel-good specification for 2020.

(Photo by Cornel van Heerden)

The ‘LC200’ in VX-R guise has been outfitted with a 14-speaker JBL Premium sound system and Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The rear-seat entertainment comprises two 11,6-inch screens (29 cm) with multimedia inputs located in the rear console (along with the four-zone climate control).


The other specification items remain unchanged, and include a raft of comfort and convenience features along with Toyota Safety Sense. Safety Sense provides Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The advanced Multi-Terrain System with Crawl Control and surround-view cameras, makes light work of any off-road terrain. The acclaimed KDSS suspension control and impressive approach and departure angles; have helped the Land Cruiser 200 earn the accolade of Master of Africa.

(Photo by Cornel van Heerden)

The LC 200 is powered by a 4,5-litre turbodiesel V8 engine, delivering 195 kW and 650 Nm from a low 1 600 r/min (up to 2 600 r/min), which is transmitted to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Six exterior colours are available, Sparkling Black Pearl has replaced Attitude Black (offering enhanced depth and pearlescent qualities), whilst Midnight Blue and Sunset Dune have been discontinued. Customers have the option of either Black or Beige interior trim on the VX-R grade.

Each Land Cruiser 200 is sold with a 9-service/90 000 km service plan, with intervals set at 10 000 km or 12 months. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is included.

 Model Line-up and Pricing

Land Cruiser 200 4.5D V8 GX-R*                  – R 1 086 200

Land Cruiser 200 4.5D V8 VX-R Black          – R 1 510 100

Land Cruiser 200 4.5D V8 VX-R Beige          – R 1 510 100

*The utilitarian GX-R grade continues unaltered.

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