The British branch of the Japanese car maker starts selling the 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible (also known as Prado or LC 120 on other markets) SUV.
With first vehicles debuted in 2002, the Japanese mid-size sports utility vehicle already looks somewhat dated and demand for the cars probably starts to slowly dwindle.
As usual for the picky British market, Toyota tackles the problem offering a new version of the vehicle that sports a more powerful, yet fuel-efficient diesel powerplant.
Equipped with 3.0-liter D-4D engine which is mated with five-speed automatic transmission, the special edition car became even stronger featuring substantial increase both in power (204 hp against previous 166 hp) and torque (470 Nm vs. 410 Nm).
Accordingly, Invincible features an increased acceleration, getting from zero to 62 mph in 10.8 seconds, which is still somewhat sluggish, but at least won’t make you change your diapers after overtaking a long truck on a busy two lane suburban road.
As it is stated in the corporate press release, the top speed, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of the newly introduced Invincible are unchanged at, respectively, 109mph, 31.4mpg (7.5 l/100 km, combined cycle) and 243g/km.
Competing against the new Korean 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, the American 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, an even more upscale British Land Rover Freelander 2 and Japanese Subaru B9 Tribeca, the Land Cruiser Invincible also comes with such active safety systems as Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC.)
The vehicle offers numerous comfort features, like leather seats, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, side steps, satellite navigation with ETA, a 6-speaker radio/CD player and an underfloor mounted full-size spare wheel.
The cars come in Argenta Silver Metallic or Astral Black colors.
Just 500 off-roaders are available from 1st July, priced at ВЈ34,565 on-the-road.
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