Master Of Africa Powers AheadMonday, 13th November 2017
As the pinnacle of the Land Cruiser family, the Land Cruiser 200 encompasses everything that is Land Cruiser: outstanding quality, durability and reliability; unrivalled off-road performance and enveloping luxury and comfort.
For 2017, the 200-series receives an injection of power, further bolstering its credentials.
As before the Land Cruiser 200 is powered by a robust 4.5 litre, 32-valve DOHC, 8-cylinder turbodiesel engine in a V-configuration. A broad torque band is a hallmark of this powerplant, offering superb off-roading ability.
Paying attention to the numbers, sees an increase of 22 kilowatts to 195, delivered at 3400 rpm. The tractive force is also boosted by 35 newton meters to 650, available between 1600 and 2600 rpm.
A 6-speed automatic transmission transmits the power to all four wheels, via a low-range equipped transfer case.
The engine isn’t the only facet of the ‘LC200’ where enhancements have been made; as the convenience specification list is also expanded. As before two grades are available, the utility focused ‘GX’ and sumptuous ‘VX’ – now renamed to VX-R.
GX models receive roof rails, centre console housed coolbox, rear tonneau cover as well as rear park distance control. VX-R versions also inherit roof rails and auto-folding power exterior mirrors, whilst an integrated tow hitch now completes the VX-R package.
Model Line-up and Pricing
Land Crusier 200 GX – R 999 900
Land Cruiser 200 VX-R – R 1 345 000