Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (2018) Specs & Prices

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The ever-popular Land Cruiser 200 – the big daddy of Toyota's local model line-up – has received a number of cosmetic updates.

With around 100 units of this R1 million-plus vehicle sold in South Africa every month, the Land Cruiser 200 is a very important model for Toyota. For adventurous types its rugged underpinnings, legendary off-road ability, reliable and powerful V8 diesel engine, as well as a large dollop of luxury, make it the preferred weapon of choice for those long treks into the unknown. 

Now, Toyota has added a number style updates. As before, two trim levels are offered, but the entry-level GX has been rebadged the GX-R, to bring its naming in line with the flagship VX-R. Both derivatives are powered by a 4.5L turbodiesel V8 that delivers 195kW at 3 400rpm and 650 Nm from 1 600 to 2 600 rpm.

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Most of the changes to the VX-R can be found at the front, where there is a new grille design and a "smoked treatment" has been applied to the Bi-LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. The headlamps feature Auto High Beam functionality, LED illumination and daytime running lights.

In its latest form the Land Cruiser 200 is far from a "utilitarian" beast. It's a proper luxury vehicle.

Inside, Toyota has added the option of brown interior trim, in addition to the choice between black and beige offered before.

Standard Features on the VX-R

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Integrated tow hitch
  • Leather interior
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • 3-zone climate control
  • Front ventilated seats
  • Heated seats (1st and 2nd row)
  • ‘Coolbox’
  • Optitron instrumentation
  • Surround-view cameras
  • Satellite Navigation and touchscreen infotainment
  • Smart Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Multi-Terrain Select (switchable off-road driving modes)
  • Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
  • Crawl Control
  • Full suite of electronic driving aids including Lane Keeping system and 10 airbags

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Line-up & Pricing

Land Cruiser 200 4.5D V8 GX-R 6AT – R 1 021 900

Land Cruiser 200 4.5D V8 VX-R 6AT - R 1 405 600

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