Muscat: Toyota’s legendary Land Cruiser has ruled the 4x4 SUV space across the globe for years.
Its unchallenged capability on road and off has led it to become a crowd favourite here in Oman too.
According to a spokesperson from Toyota Oman, “The Land Cruiser is truly in a class of its own. Engineered to easily outdo expectations, the Land Cruiser can make a lasting mark on its owners by rewarding them with some of the finest moments on the road and off it too.”
Indeed, the Land Cruiser is in a class of its own. Enjoying a level of customer loyalty unmatched by any other SUV, the Land Cruiser is a sophisticated blend of off-road prowess, on-road comfort and unparalleled refinement. It also offers to seat for up to eight passengers. The iconic 4WD rose to prominence more than 60 years ago.
The Land Cruiser model proudly carries forward the vehicle’s legacy of phenomenal all-terrain performance and reliability. Indeed, it is one of the most technically advanced four-wheel drive vehicles ever produced and is equipped with a series of advanced dynamic and handling features. These have been further extended with the world-first turn assist, which works in conjunction with the crawl control function.
The crawl control system helps maintain a low uniform vehicle speed by automatically controlling the engine output and brake hydraulic pressure for reducing driver burden when in off-road conditions.
Helping drivers confirm their surroundings when driving off-road are features such as a Multi-Terrain Monitor used in conjunction with Multi-Terrain Select (MTS).The range of Advanced Active-Driving Control Features extends to the Active Traction Control (ATRC), which ensures excellent Vehicle Handling functionality. Adding to the versatility of the Land Cruiser is the Hill Assist Control (HAC), which prevents vehicle rollback when stopping and then starting again on a steep incline or slippery surface.
In addition, the vehicle features Active Height Control (AHC) and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), a fully adjustable system that provides spring rate control to give exceptional performance off-road. It also regulates pitch and body roll on-road to maintain ride comfort and refinement.
The heart of the Land Cruiser’s capability is its 5.7-litre V8 engine with Dual VVT-i, which produces 362 Horsepower and 54 Kg-m of Torque. The Land Cruiser is the first large SUV segment model with genuine off-road capabilities to offer a smooth and quiet 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. This indomitable 4WD is also available in the 4.0 and 4.6-litre variants as well.
Advanced safety technologies that have gone into the making of the Land Cruiser have resulted in innovative features that include a pre-crash safety system that detects other vehicles or obstructions to warn the driver, automatically activate brakes when its sensors detect a high probability of a collision. Radar cruise control helps maintain a suitable vehicle-to-vehicle distance while following the preceding vehicle. A lane change assist system with blind spot monitor warns the driver if there is a vehicle on either side while changing the lane, while the automatic high beam system detects oncoming headlamps and tail lamps of preceding vehicles and automatically switches to low beam to reduce glare.
The Land Cruiser is also available with SRS Airbags. Elevating in-vehicle entertainment to a completely new level is the 9-inch navigation system with 14 JBL speakers and rear seat entertainment system.
In Oman, the nationwide parts and service network of Saud Bahwan Automotive support Toyota’s outstanding product quality. No wonder that today, Toyota is one of the most trusted and well-known brands.