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Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series gets improved safety features

Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series gets improved safety features with a trickle-down effect from top-spec to lesser variants.

Toyota has improved safety features for the entry-level GXL and VX LandCruiser 200 Series with the volume-selling GXL getting kit from the VX and Sahara, including front and rear parking sensors and a new instrument cluster that incorporates a 4.2-inch multi-information display. The VX gains blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a four-camera multi-terrain monitor and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors which have trickled down from the Sahara.

Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said: “The Toyota LandCruiser has been an Australian favourite since it first arrived here, regularly praised for its comfortable and extremely competent ability to get to the most remote corners of the country… and back,” Mr Hanley said.

“Part of that ability comes from its advanced technology to assist drivers whatever the terrain they come across and the upgrades we are introducing for the mid-range GXL and VX models, further aids that assistance,” he said. 

Because of the added features, Toyota has tweaked pricing for the LandCruiser 200 Series. It now starts at $78,190+ORC for the GX turbo-diesel five-seater. Upgraded GXL is priced from $84,480+ORC with the 227kW/439Nm 4.6-litre petrol V8 and $89,580+ORC with the 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8. VX and Sahara variants also offer those two engines, priced from $94,890+ORC and $115,230+ORC respectively for petrol power and $99,990+ORC and $120,330+ORC for the turbo-diesel V8.

LandCruiser 200 Series gets Toyota’s capped price servicing of $220 for each of the first six scheduled services via the Toyota Service Advantage.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.