Toyota is to use the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile 2002 for the world
première of the new Land Cruiser, the latest incarnation of a model which
has played a key role in the growth and development of Toyota into a world
leading car manufacturer.
The new Toyota Land Cruiser is aimed at the core of the Sports Utility
Vehicle (SUV) market and replaces the current Land Cruiser 90 in
Toyota?x2019;s comprehensive SUV range. Like all previous Land Cruiser
models, the new Toyota Land Cruiser offers full off-road capability - but,
in response to the growing leisure market, the latest model adds superb
on-road driving pleasure with new standards of quality and comfort.
The new Toyota Land Cruiser is also one of the most technically
advanced vehicles ever launched by Toyota and is packed with features to
make driving, on and off-road, safer, more comfortable and more
These features include the world-beating Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
which not only controls traction on an uphill slippery slope but can also
sense if the vehicle is starting to slip backwards. The HAC is just one
feature of an advanced package that also includes the Active-Traction
Control (A-TRC) system and Downhill Assist Control (DAC), among others.
Customers who want to enjoy the new Toyota Land Cruiser on-road will
find a car that more than satisfies their demands. Striking modern
styling, with good on-road presence; a choice of powerful diesel or petrol
engines; premium equipment levels; and features such as Toyota semi-active
suspension (TEMS) all add up to driving pleasure.
With an exterior design created by ED2, Toyota's European design studio
in the south of France, the new Toyota Land Cruiser is set to be a worthy
successor to the highly regarded vehicles of the past. Over four million
Land Cruisers have been sold worldwide in a history stretching back 51