Land Cruiser – The Most Recognizable Way To Explore The Unfamiliar From Toyota

Current Version:

Land Cruiser is most valued brand from the Toyota. For half a century, over 4 million Land Cruisers have traversed paths from the Dead Sea to the Himalayas. The latest Land Cruiser 2007 model comes with a verity of new features like built in Bluetooth hands free technology, DVD entertainment and a sumptuous interior have softened its edges. But its husky VVT-i V8 will remind you of why Land Cruiser is a legend throughout the world.

General Introduction:

Land Cruiser is a prestigious model from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. It is a series of popular four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles. The Land Cruiser is the most popular vehicle in the world’s most grueling terrains and climates. This helps you understand the strength of Land Cruiser.

Land Cruiser was first designed in 1951. However, the first model came out in 1954 under the tag Toyota Jeep. After that, Toyota Land Cruiser has undergone many transformations. Some of them include convertible, hardtop, station wagon and even pickup trucks.

A Toyota designer explained the origin of the Land Cruiser, “Growing up after the war, I was really impressed by the US Army personnel’s Jeeps… and how they could climb up and over obstacles. We have many classic shrines with stairs leading up to them, and these cars simply climbed up those steps. I decided that one day I would make a similar kind of ‘mobile’, something more like an animal or insect than a car, which could do even better”.

Current Available Features:

Exterior Features:

Toyota Land Cruiser is available with a lot of options in 2007. The exteriors come with aerodynamic multi-reflector, halogen headlamps with Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and auto on/off feature. The fog lamps are also integrated into the model. There is also Full-time 4WD system with locking center differential facility.

The newer model also comes with a All-Weather Guard Package. This package includes heavy-duty battery, starter and windshield washer fluid tank; rear-seat heater ducts. Color-coordinated front and rear bumpers and body side moldings gives the new Toyota Land Cruiser a great look from the outside. Front and rear frame-mounted towing hooks add up to that look. Dual color-keyed power heated outside mirrors comes as a big plus. Privacy glass with UV reduction helps in protecting the travelers from the Ultra Violet Radiation.

Interiors:

Power tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and leather-wrapped shift lever is definitely a must for this legendary vehicle and is provided with this newer version. There is also tilt/slide power glass moon roof with sunshade and one-touch open/close operation with jam protection. Auto-dimming electro chromic rearview mirror with compass is also provided with the model of 2007. Key-integrated multi-function remote keyless entry system with panic feature is a great addition for this historical Land Cruiser.

Voice-activated DVD navigation system, with 7-in. display and backup camera, Bluetooth wireless technology, integrated audio and climate controls, and JBL AM/FM Cassette/center console-mounted 6-disc CD/DVD changer, seven speakers, 300 watts (maximum possible output), FM diversity reception and adjustable power antenna.

Instrumentation:

The model of 2007 comes with various instrumentation options like speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure and voltmeter gauges; digital odometer and twin trip meters. JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette/6-disc in-dash CD changer, seven speakers, 300 watts (maximum output), FM diversity reception and adjustable power antenna also included.

Safety:

With this legendary model, safety is also a big advantage. Star Safety System — includes Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. This 2007 model also includes 3-point Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts in all outboard and second-row center seating positions; 2-point lap belt in center position of third row. Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front- and second-row side curtain airbags are as usual with this model.

Child Restraint System (CRS) top tether anchors and ISO-FIX lower anchor points. This option along with Child-protector rear door locks helps in protecting children effectively

Pricing:

With all these additions in the new version of 2007, Toyota has priced it’s legendary Land Cruiser at $56,215 as the starting price. By depending upon the accessories and upon the place of delivery, the price can vary a bit.