Toyota Motors has produced, manufactured and sold more than 200 million vehicles all over the world. They are the eleventh largest company in the world in terms of revenue. The Toyota Land Cruiser VX is one of their SUV, which entered production in 2007 and now comes with many new cosmetic changes and technological advanced features. The Toyota Land Cruiser VX is fully automatic twin turbo engine powered SUV. This SUV comes in many new and traditional colors for exterior as well as interiors. It is a AWD linked with KDSS Technology which makes it one of the best off roader ever built. It comprises of a long list of comfort and convenience features, power windows, air quality control, headrests to name a few. The company has also installed a complete entertainment package with DVD player, radio, speakers, etc. It also comes with airbags, ABS, EBD, assist control and many more features. It truly is a luxurious SUV which combines all the elements of power, performance, comfort and safety.
The dynamic front grille looks quite beautiful as it has been chrome plated to give a shiny appearance. The adjustable headlights, rear view mirrors, alloy wheels, power antenna, tinted glass, sunroof are some exterior features. The outer looks can be plain and boring as the whole structure is like a box. This SUV is offered in many colors which are Black, Super White II, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Gold mica and the metallic colors include Silver, Dark Red Mica, Beige Mica, Green Mica, Greyish Blue and Grey metallic. The following are the length, width and height of the SUV 4950mm, 1970mm, and 1865mm respectively. Other exterior dimensions include 225mm ground clearance, 2850mm wheelbase and 3350kg gross weight.
The SUV is very spacious and roomy with a seating capacity of 8 people and extra boot space for luggage plus other accessories, The seats as well as the steering wheel have leather to give a beautiful finish on the inside. Some other interior features include tachometer, digital clock, cigarette lighter, odometer etc. But the interiors comes under scrutiny as plastic has been used extensively in the car including plastic wood for the stereo system.
Engine and Performance:
The Toyota Land Cruiser VX comes affixed with a 4.5-litre twin turbo engine, which can provide a displacement of 4461cc. It can generate 261.4bhp at 3400rpm along with a maximum torque of 650Nm at 1600-2600rpm. This is a double overhead camshaft valve mechanism with 8 cylinders with V formation and 4 valves per cylinder. The transmission type is automatic with a six speed gearbox with great pick up speed and responsive clutch mechanism. The fuel type is diesel and fuel supply system is CRDI.
Braking and Handling:
This SUV has disc brakes for all the wheels and as for the suspension system, it is quite robust. The front suspension comprises of a double wishbone, while rear gets four link with air spring, both of which are also equipped with TEMS technology .
Despite being an off-roader, this Toyota Land Cruiser VX will take extra care of the comforts of the passengers. There is a long list of features that goes with this luxurious SUV. Both the front and rear windows are power windows and so is the steering. The climate control works intelligently to maintain lower temperature in summer and vice versa in winters. Trunk and fuel lid can be remotely operated as per the driver convenience. All the seats can be heated and have seat lumbar support for extra degree of comfort. Parking sensors and cruise control have been upgraded and improved from previous generations. Trunk light, vanity mirror, sun/moon roof, cup holders, rear AC vents, navigation system, foldable rear seats, smart access entry card, engine start/stop button are some of the many features to name here. For the entertainment system, an audio player with MP3 compatibility has been fitted along with 6 speakers and there are audio controls mounted on steering wheel as well.
As for the safety features in the Toyota Land Cruiser VX , it has been installed with airbags for front as well as rear passengers. Anti Skid Brakes along with Electronic Brake Distribution ensures that the car doesn’t skid on road or on any terrain. The front and sides of this SUV has impact beams equipped to bear any sort of impact or crash. The vehicle stability control system is a great addition as it acts as auto pilot for the driver; it ensures that the car stays on road and is stable while ascending or descending. Some other safety features include crash sensor, centrally mounted fuel tank, engine check warning, door ajar warning, traction control and halogen headlamps. The fog lights ensure a longer visibility range and great efficiency also. The pre-tensioner seatbelts automatically adjusts itself if in any case the car detects a crash.
Pros: Impressive features, powerful engine.
Cons: Expensive price tag, exteriors can be better.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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