Showing posts with label Toyota Land Cruiser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toyota Land Cruiser. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2021

Toyota Just Converted This Land Cruiser to Run Purely on Electric Power


Toyota’s venerable Land Cruiser is getting an all-electric treatment. Converted from a Land Cruiser 70 Series single-cab pickup, this EV version is part of the automaker’s small-scale trial which will see it become a workhorse.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Toyota Land Cruiser Surpasses the 10-Million Unit Sales Mark


Toyota Motor Corporation says the Land Cruiser has achieved a new milestone: surpassing the 10 million cumulative global sales mark since the first model was launched. It’s only fitting that the Land Cruiser achieved this feat last August 31—68 years since the first-ever Toyota “Jeep BJ” was launched on August 1, 1951.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Which is Cheaper to Own: Nissan Patrol Royale or Toyota Land Cruiser Premium?


The Nissan Mobility Tour is all about giving the chance to would-be buyers to experience first-hand what Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) is all about. Through a series of obstacles, features such as Around View Monitor and Intelligent 4x4 are put to the test.

Often overlooked though is that through these series of events, Nissan also wants to educate Filipino car buyers on the advantages of owning one of their vehicles. And so, we decide to put their math to the test and see if owning a Nissan is indeed a value-for-money aspect. For this particular example, we’ve decided to go straight into the deep end and pit the Nissan Patrol Royale versus the Toyota Land Cruiser LC200 Premium.


Spec-to-spec, not much separates these two politicians’ choice. On one hand, the Land Cruiser has the upper hand in terms of torque (a tree-pulling 615 Nm) while the Patrol Royale easily has 40 percent more horsepower (400). Both of these “katas ng pork barrel” also offer standard seating for 8, above 90 liters of fuel tank capacity, and vented disc brakes on all four corners—in case protesters decide to jump in front of your speeding convoy.

Dimensionally though, the Patrol Royale does have the advantage in packaging. It’s slightly shorter, but wider and taller than the Land Cruiser. It also has a bigger wheelbase and higher ground clearance (272 mm versus 225 mm) making peons look even smaller from the window.

Getting into the mechanicals, both the Nissan and Toyota offer hydraulically adjustable stabilizers (Nissan calls it Hydraulic Body Motion Control while Toyota calls it Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System), although the Patrol Royale does have the advantage of having independent suspension all-around to the Land Cruiser’s rear 4-link with coil springs.

Nissan’s advantage also extends to the creature comfort features. With the exception of ventilated power adjustable front seats and an additional rear aircon zone, it has the advantage over the Toyota from the generous infotainment system with 13-speaker Bose sound system to even front and rear proximity sensors with a 360-degree camera (the Land Cruiser, shockingly, has no camera whatsoever).

Now, here’s the most surprising part: despite the increased thirst of its 5.6-liter V8 engine gasoline engine, the Patrol Royale actually ends up with a lower ownership cost up to 100,000 kilometers.


Going through Nissan and Toyota’s Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) menu, the Toyota Land Cruiser does have lower servicing cost. Factor in better fuel mileage and lower fuel cost, its running cost 52.8 percent lower than the Patrol Royale.

So where does the Patrol Royale gain ground? Simple: lower purchase price. Thanks to the effects of TRAIN, the Patrol Royale has a close to P 1 million (P 900,100) price advantage over the Land Cruiser, and this goes a long way in helping the Nissan recoup its more expensive fuel and servicing cost. In fact, over a period of 100,000 kilometers, it’s ownership cost per kilometer is P 51.63 compared to Toyota’s P 53.16.

Find out more about Nissan’s aftersales program at the final leg of the Nissan Mobility Tour. It’s happening on March 23-25, 2018 at SM City Davao.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Toyota Motor Philippines Brings in 2018 Land Cruiser Prado; Hikes Prices of Land Cruiser LC200 (w/ Specs)


After its launch at the Frankfurt International Motor Show last September, Toyota Motor Philippines has announced that the 2018 Land Cruiser Prado has arrived. Landing at Toyota showrooms nationwide, the new Land Cruiser Prado sees a tweaked design, higher-quality interior, and a carryover drivetrain.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

This is What a P 10-Million Toyota Land Cruiser Looks Like (w/ 20 Photos)


Many have considered the Toyota Land Cruiser, especially the J40-series, to be the quintessential Japanese off-roader. And now, The FJ Company, a Miami, USA and Bogota, Columbia-based company just released their ultimate “resto-mod” FJ40 Signature.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

This 2,000-horsepower Toyota Land Cruiser is the World's Fastest SUV


It look 2,000 horsepower to do it, but the Toyota Land Cruiser officially earned the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” after clocking in 370 km/h (230 mph). It shattered the record by more than 30 km/h (19 mph) as verified by GPS and video before running out of usable pavement. With enough track, this special “Land Speed Cruiser” could be expected to go even faster.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Power Gets an Upgrade: Toyota Unveils 2016 Land Cruiser 200 (w/ Comparative Specs)


No other vehicle out there is synonymous with power and prestige as the Toyota Land Cruiser. As Toyota’s flagship SUV since 1951, the go-anywhere and do-anything quality of the Land Cruiser combined with its uncompromising mix of power and comfort has earned it diehard fans everywhere (it’s actually sold in all global Toyota markets barring three—Canada, North Korea, and South Korea). The latest iteration, the Model 200 has been around since 2007 but now sees a substantial upgrade that makes it worthy to be called an all-new model. In other words, power gets an upgrade.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Toyota Motor Philippines Launches 2012 Yaris and Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation is continuing to deliver on its promise to renew or refresh its vehicle line-up this year by launch the 2012 versions of the Yaris sub-compact hatchback and Land Cruiser 200 luxury sport utility vehicle last week. Although these two vehicles appear to be at the opposite sides of the spectrum, both in size and price, Toyota has made sure that the Yaris and Land Cruiser come with new and re-designed features to make them more appealing and class competitive than ever before.