Thursday, 6 March 2014

Toyota Used Car Exporters

Toyota has introduced a special edition of the Land Cruiser in Russia called "200 Brownstone."

 Toyota prepares Land Cruiser 200 Brownstone exclusively for Russia

It's a rare occasion when Toyota launches a limited-run version of one of its models only for Russia but they have done it this time with the Land Cruiser 200 Brownstone. Don't expect an extensive range of modifications as the only exterior change can be found in the front fascia where we notice the aftermarket-like headlights with black enclosures. In addition, there are now black inserts behind the chrome bars of the grille.

Step inside the five - or seven-seat cabin and you will immediately find a full brown leather upholstery as well as wood and silver trims to spice things up. Toyota is offering the special Land Cruiser only with a 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine outputting 235 bhp (175 kW) and 615 Nm (454 lb-ft) sent to both axles with help from a 6-speed automatic transmission.

In Japan, the Land Cruiser had a minor change in 2009 when it received the 4.6 L V8 1UR-FE engine and the gearbox was replaced with a 6-speed automatic. Although the new 4608 cc 1UR-FE is smaller than the old 4663 cc 2UZ-FE engine, the power has been increased from 212 to 234 kW (288 to 318 PS; 284 to 314 hp), torque increased from 448 to 460 N·m (330 to 339 lb·ft) and fuel consumption improved from 6.6 to 7.1 km/L (19 to 20 mpg-; 16 to 17 mpg-US) (Japan 10·15 mode measurement).

In the Middle East, the Land Cruiser 200 series was introduced in late 2007 as a 2008 model, for 2008 to 2010 there was three engine choices, 240 hp 4.0 L 1GR-FE petrol, 271 hp 2UZ-FE petrol and 217 hp-232 hp 1VD-FTV 4.5 L turbo diesel. Starting in 2011 the 362 hp 3UR-FE was offered along with the previous engines. For 2012 the 1GR-FE gained dual VVT-i which increased horsepower to 271 hp, the 4.7 L 2UZ-FE was dropped in favor of the new 304 hp 1UR-FE, and the 5.7 L and 4.5 L diesel were unchanged.

In North America, the Land Cruiser 200 series is offered with one trim level and engine, the 5.7 L 3UR-FE V8 petrol engine producing 284 kW (386 PS; 381 hp) and 544 N·m (401 lb·ft) of torque channeled through a six-speed automatic. Towing is rated at 3,700 kg (8,200 lb). Beige or black leather is standard along with a 14 speaker JBL sound system. The only wheel choice is 18 in (460 mm) allowing a lot of sidewall so the vehicle can be driven off-road without modification though a more aggressive tread pattern is advised for deep mud.

For the 2013 model year, Toyota added all previously optional safety and luxury options as standard. The Land Cruiser now gets push-button start, HID headlights, a power moon-roof, heated front and rear seats, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bluetooth, rear-view camera with parking sensors, navigation system, HD radio and En-tune. Another new feature is the Mulch-terrain Select system which helps control wheelspin and brake lockup giving the selectable choices of: Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand.