The latest generation of the Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series was launched on November 5, 2007. With a rich history spanning more than 50 years, Landcruiser has helped establish Toyota’s strong foothold in Australia, and everything learned in these years, is poured into the latest model, from development, through design and in the production area.
There are two options, both V8 engines for the Landcruiser 200, and they deliver large amounts of power and torque while improving fuel economy, which is an impressive performance. Both engines are paired with an automatic gearbox that offers a semi-automatic shift mode and artificial intelligence to monitor road conditions and driver intentions. Power is transmitted via a Torson limited slip center differential in a completely new transfer case.
1VD-FTV diesel engine
The 4.5-liter dual turbocharger direct injection, the Multiple Valve V8, is the first V8 diesel produced by Toyota and generates a huge 195kW of power and a stub that draws 650Nm of torque. That’s serious traction, and those numbers represent a 30% increase in horsepower and a 50% increase in torque over the Landcruiser 100 Series turbocharged diesel engine.
Together with a 6-speed smart automatic transmission, the nominal fuel consumption according to the combined ADR standards for motorway and city driving has been reduced to an impressive 10.3L / 100 km. Turbo diesel models also offer downhill steering to control engine speed in steep descents.
2UZ-FE gasoline engine
The other engine option is the 4.7-liter VVT-i (Variable Inlet Valve Timing) petrol version, designed for low torque, high torque, such as the Landcruiser 200. Produces 202 kW of power and 410Nm of torque, power is 18% higher. Its predecessor, however, in particular, fuel consumption is 10% lower at 14.5L / 100km.
The petrol variant is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and also has a tracking control system that provides constant low-speed steering under extreme conditions by controlling engine speed and braking.
Chassis and suspension
Toyota engineers have developed a stronger but lighter chassis with 40% improved torsional resistance and a 20% increase in flex resistance, improvements well received by the Landcruiser community. The drawbar is built into the chassis’s design and offers a huge towing capacity of 3500 kg.
The suspension was redesigned and now has the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), originally used on the Lexus GX470 in the United States. UU. Designed in Western Australia, this system automatically adjusts front and rear stabilizers and can even disable them, allowing for longer articulation of the wheel for extreme off-road driving.
The front suspension has a high-mounted twin wishbone configuration with coil springs replacing the torsion bar arrangement on previous models. The rear suspension features coil springs and the proven rear suspension line for improved performance and ride comfort.
Robust 4-piston front brakes and rear single-piston disc brakes complement the drive voltage to stop Landcruiser comfortably.
Off road dominance
With two robust V8 greenhouse options and advanced suspension and chassis design, the Landcruiser remains 200 true to its predecessors as a highly capable off-road vehicle. Advanced technology combined with a solid construction means that the 200 Series gets the job done when needed and is built to last when pushed to the limit.