The new generation Land Cruiser uses TNGA chassis platform, turbocharged 3.5 V6 engine, TSS safety technology package, sold in Vietnam from August 5.
The new generation Toyota Land Cruiser was quickly brought to Vietnam only about a month after its global launch on June 9. Toyota’s enthusiasm this time is much different than in the past, where its new or upgraded models in Vietnam often lag behind the international market by 1-2 years.
When Toyota’s market share and brand appeal somewhat decline, the company needs a boost in image to quickly refresh itself. Before the Land Cruiser, Toyota did the same thing with the Corolla Cross, the CUV model that is currently the main sales force of the Japanese joint venture in Vietnam.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 (200 Series) is the continuation of the Series 100 generation launched in September 2009. The brand’s enduring iconic SUV enters a new chapter using the new GA-F platform, based on the TNGA chassis architecture.
The length, width and height parameters of the car are 4,990 mm, 1,980 mm, 1,945 mm, respectively, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. These figures are similar to the old generation, but the weight of the Land Cruiser (unladen 2.47-2.57 tons) is lighter, the center of gravity is lower than the old generation.
After about 14 years from the first generation of the Series 100, the design of the new Land Cruiser has not changed much. The square, unpolished lines are still there. The car has a changed steering wheel with stronger, more urban horizontal bars. All lights on the car are LED. Headlight with positioning strip and feature to balance the angle when cornering.
The off-road multi-purpose vehicle uses 18-inch alloy wheels. Dual wishbone front suspension and 4-link rear.
The new Toyota Land Cruiser cockpit is easy to deceive the first impression of many people when the design is practical, not many modern features but contains dozens of technologies. The car has full leather seats, a wood-leather steering wheel, 4-way power adjustment. 10-way electric driver’s seat with memory position, 8-way power passenger seat. The second row of seats is perforated for ventilation, the third row reclines 50:50, electrically folding.
Touchscreen 12.3-inch central entertainment screen, compatible with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. The car has a sunroof, 4-zone climate control. Electronic handbrake. Electric trunk, hands-free opening.
The Vietnamese version does not have a head-up display (HUD) but comes with a long list of safety technologies. In particular, the TSS safety technology package is the main highlight with many features such as: active cruise control, 360-degree camera, lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, camera detection and warning. rear, blind spot warning, tire pressure warning, 10 airbags…
Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 is equipped with a new 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine, with a capacity of 409 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, maximum torque of 650 Nm at 2,000-3,600 rpm. 10-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive. The car offers 3 driving modes Eco (economy), Normal (normal) and Sport (sport) with the multi-terrain adaptive system, Navigator navigation.
Land Cruiser only sold one version in Vietnam, priced at 4.06 billion VND. Particularly for pearl white, the price of the car increased by 11 million VND.
The price of more than 4 billion VND of Toyota Land Cruiser reaches the threshold of luxury E-size SUVs such as BMW X5 priced at 4.3 billion VND, Volvo XC90 4.6 billion VND, Mercedes GLE 4.4 billion VND. However, with a separate chassis structure for better off-road capabilities, many safety equipment and accompanying technologies, the Land Cruiser still has its own value for the rich Vietnamese.