2012 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Facelift Breaks Cover in Japan, Previews Global Model


Toyota has officially revealed a refreshed version of its Land Cruiser 200 or V8 (not to be confused with the smaller Land Cruiser / Prado) in its home market of Japan, with most changes expected to pass on the global variant as well.

On the outside, the 2012 Land Cruiser 200 gains a boxier front bumper with new foglamps, redesigned headlamps with integrated LED strips on the lower side and a revamped front grille with chrome slats.

The new exterior mirrors with turning signals, along with the different tail lamp graphics and newly designed alloy wheels in sizes 18- and 20-in. complete the look.

Changes to the interior are limited to the graphics of the instrument panel, an improved TFT screen info placed between the two main gauges, and new colors and trim materials for the cabin.

On the technology front, Toyota has updated the Land Cruiser 200's Multi-Terrain Select system, which provides the ability to alter the settings of the traction control and ABS for different driving conditions, as well as the "Craw Control" feature that acts a bit like a cruise control for low-speed off-roading on difficult terrain.

The 2012 Land Cruiser 200 will continue to be offered in Japan with a single engine option, a 4.6-liter V8 delivering 318PS at 5,600 rpm and 460Nm (339.2 lb-ft) of peak torque at 3,400 rpm, linked to an automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Local prices range from 4,400,000 yen (~US$56,500) for the five-passenger GX model to 6,300,000 yen (~US$80,900) for the top-of-the-line, eight-passenger ZX.

Along with the regular models, Toyota also offers two special packages for the JDM 2012 Land Cruiser 200, named "Luxury SUV" and "Urban Sports", both of which add a number of bespoke styling elements inside and out.

Toyota didn't say when it plans to introduce the facelifted Land Cruiser in other markets around the world, but buyers should expect to see it in dealerships sometime next year.




O123 said... »December 27, 2011


GoFaster58 said... »December 27, 2011

That design looks like it's out of the 80's,  just bland.  Toyota needs a complete redesign.

Me Again said... »December 28, 2011

it's better than this..

i speak truth said... »December 28, 2011

Land cruiser was always a pile of plastic rubber junk. Completely not worth the money.

Mrples said... »December 28, 2011


Nilreps said... »December 28, 2011

they still make this outdated mess? and people wanna call Chrysler outdated!! lol.

klowik said... »December 28, 2011

it's the worst design of all. Anyone without any sense of Art can design this.

Mr.Ford said... »December 28, 2011

LOL plastic rubber junk???Have you ever sit on one of these?Go son,go and drive your 1985 rusted kia

Bartqm said... »December 28, 2011

You're kidding, right? Of course, it would be a long stretch for you to even be able to afford it.

Pete Moss said... »December 28, 2011

Just read these comments and you know it was a full moon last night.

Michael said... »December 28, 2011

How ugly is this thing!!

Mišel Lee said... »December 28, 2011


Hello said... »December 29, 2011

no need to complete redesing because THİS İS NOT SUV THIS IS 4X4 must lıke a box to stand ever possible adventures thıs ıs not dodge or ford or cadıllac thıs ıs lıke defender or mercedes g they are look old but you cant afford ıt lıke cadıllac thıs lıke a hummer of japan or europe

Blarg! said... »December 29, 2011

I very seriously doubt this thing can out preform a G wagon, Defender, Unimog, samurai, or an old CJ.

It's a soft roader; it's good for your piles.

Clap said... »December 29, 2011

You've obviously never driven a LandCruiser. Also the Unimog is not even in the same vehicle class as the G-Wagon, Defender, etc.

Alex said... »December 30, 2011

Nah thanks, I'll drive my stylish 2011 Kia.

JDM1076 said... »January 01, 2012

Big photo

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