The new Toyota Land Cruiser 200 has just been launched in Japan. The facelifted seven-seater full-size SUV now includes a new panoramic multi-terrain monitor that not only gives a 360 degree view of the vehicle’s surroundings, but also a world’s first ‘under floor view.’
The most obvious difference with the new Land Cruiser 200 is a new three-bar radiator grille and LED headlamps.
Inside, the instrument panel has been updated with a new six-meter layout.
The new panoramic multi-terrain monitor has been updated with the world's first use of an under floor view function, allowing drivers to check the positioning of tyres and safety conditions under the vehicle. The shape of the road surface ahead of the vehicle and the inclination of the vehicle can be checked intuitively via a front view rotating display―another world-first feature.
There’s also Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to assist drivers when reversing out of parking lots.
A higher specifications version Toyota’s Active Safety Sense advanced driver’s assistance feature – Toyota Safety Sense P, also makes its debut in the new Land Cruiser 200.
Unlike the Safety Sense C package which debuted earlier in the Japanese market Corolla, Safety Sense P adds pedestrian detection function to the Pre-collision System. Also new is a millimetre-wave Radar Cruise Control system that is able to maintain a pre-set distance with the vehicle in front, and Automatic High Beam function.
Engine and transmission remains unchanged – the 4.6-litre V8 1UR-FE petrol engine is paired to a six-speed permanent four-wheel drive automatic transmission. Overseas models will also get a 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel, now revised with new injectors, engine mapping and a diesel particulate filter.
Prices in Japan starts from 4.7 million Yen.
The Land Cruiser 200 is not officially available in Malaysia, but several units had been brought in by UMW Toyota, most of them under special order arrangements for government agencies in Sabah and Sarawak. There are however plenty of grey imported units - we found 560 units listed on Carlist.my.