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Toyota Land Cruiser gets new diesel engine


Toyota is updating the Land Cruiser with a new 2.8-litre diesel engine.

Equipment specifications have also been upgraded and extra models added to the line-up.

The three and five-door Land Cruiser both now have the new 2.8-litre D-4D unit, which replaces the current 3.0-litre engine.

The focus is on improved driving capabilit with better torque delivery, with lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.

The entry-level Active grade models now come equipped with DAB digital radio for better quality radio reception. The options list has been extended to include Toyota Touch 2 with Go, which adds intuitive and comprehensive navigation functions to the vehicle’s touchscreen-controlled multimedia system (£750).

Customers can also specify leather seats for the vehicle. On three-door models this also includes heated front seats and leather door trims (£1,395); on the five-door Active the package includes power adjustment for the front seats and triple-zone automatic air conditioning (£2,795).

The Icon model also adopts DAB and the Toyota Touch 2 with Go Plus, adding voice command recognition, 3D city mapping and a text-to-speech function. At the top of the range, Land Cruiser Invincible gains the same new features, plus all the elements included in the new optional safety pack.

The Land Cruiser’s new safety pack option (for Active and Icon models, £2,635) equips the SUV with a wealth of features to help avoid accidents and support safer driving on and off road. They include adaptive cruise control and Pre-Crash Safety system; Lane Change Assist; Rear Cross Traffic Alert; Blind Spot Monitor; and a Multi-Terrain Monitor, which gives a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s immediate surroundings.

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