Toyota launches Fully Redesigned Land Cruiser with world’s first crawl control system

Toyota announced today the launch in Japan of the completely redesigned Land Cruiser full-size, top-of-the-line SUV. The new Toyota Land Cruiser, designed under the theme “The King of Four-Wheel Drives”, features a new platform and suspension, 4.7-liter V8 engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) and new technologies that enhance all-around driving performance. The world’s first crawl control system is standard on all models. When driving on surfaces that require delicate speed adjustments such as on rocks or sand and on steep hills, the engine and brakes are automatically controlled to maintain a very low speed, minimize wheel spinning and locking, and provide outstanding vehicle stability. The 5 Super ECT (Super Intelligent, Electronically-controlled, Five-speed Automatic Transmission) Sequential Shiftmatic transmission allows the driver to enjoy a manual-transmission-like sensation.

In addition, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) side and curtain shield airbags and a newly developed Active Headrest—all standard—combine with an optional advanced Pre-crash Safety System to achieve safety performance at the highest levels in its class. The Fully Redesigned Toyota Land Cruiser is available in Japan from 4,700,000 Yen ($40,800).