SEE | Here's the bakkie of the decade

'Our choice for bakkie of the decade is slow, date and indispensable,' writes Lance Branquinho.

SEE | 8 cool vehicles Tesla should make

Here are eight other vehicles we'd want to see the automaker create.

Toyota SA updates iconic Land Cruiser 200

2017-11-10 08:04

Image: Motorpress

Johannesburg - Toyota South Africa has refreshed the pinnacle of its 4x4 family - the Land Cruiser 200. 

For 2017, the 200-series receives an injection of power, further bolstering its credentials. 

READ: Toyota refreshes Land Cruiser Prado

Power upgrade

As before the Land Cruiser 200 is powered by a 4.5 litre 8-cylinder turbodiesel engine though in 2017 gains a power increase to 195kW (+22kW) and 650Nm (35Nm). 

A 6-speed automatic transmission transmits the power to all four wheels, via a low-range equipped transfer case.

Improved features

The list of specification has also been upgraded. As before two grades are available, the utility focused ‘GX’ and sumptuous ‘VX’ – now renamed to VX-R. 

GX models receive roof rails, centre console housed coolbox, rear tonneau cover as well as rear park distance control.

VX-R versions also inherit roof rails and auto-folding power exterior mirrors, whilst an integrated tow hitch now completes the VX-R package. 

Land Cruiser 200 GX – R999 900
Land Cruiser 200 VX-R – R1 345 000 

Read more on:    toyota  |  south africa  |  land cruiser  |  4x4  |  off-road  |  new models

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.