Toyota UK has revealed that sales of both the Land Cruiser and Land Cruiser V8 are up a whopping 77% and 120% respectively over the same period in 2009.
Land Cruiser sales for the period January – December 20th 2010 were 1,400 units compared with 789 units in 2009, while Land Cruiser V8 sales for the same period were 439 units compared with 199 in 2009.
In Europe sales of the Land Cruiser in the period January to the end of November were 24,348 units up 90% on the 14,236 units sold in the same period last year.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 the Land Cruiser is one of Toyota’s most iconic vehicles with a legendary reputation for toughness and reliability and a proven track record to perform in the most severe environments from deserts and jungles to arctic wastes. With more than six million units sold since its launch, the Land Cruiser is available in more than 140 territories and manufactured in nine plants situated in five countries.
In the UK, the Land Cruiser is available in three grades, using a 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and provides user-friendly advanced technologies for handling, safety and driver guidance. This includes Multi-Terrain Select system, Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Monitors.
Its larger stable mate, the Land Cruiser V8, uses Toyota’s most powerful diesel engine, a 4.5-litre D-4D providing 282bhp and 650Nm of torque, through a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual gear change. Available in one luxury specification, features also include multi terrain ABS optimising brake control to suit driving conditions, the world’s first 4-wheel Active height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension.
Both vehicles have the ability to seat seven and are covered by a comprehensive manufacturer backed 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty.