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2nd July, 2013

Australia's top-selling Land Cruiser 200 Series variant is strengthening its appeal with the launch of a special-edition version that gains more than $5,000 of in-demand features.

The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Altitude - with premium paint (metallic or pearlescent) standard - ups the ante with the addition of 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and a range of luxury interior appointments.

It is priced at just $1,700* more than the host vehicle - the GXL grade with premium paint.

Altitude's extra equipment is usually reserved for customers of the higher-grade Land Cruiser 200 VX and Sahara models.

Owners of the eight-seat special-edition wagon will be cosseted in a black leather-accented interior with premium steering wheel and gearshift knob. They will have the comfort and convenience of driver and front-passenger seats with power-operated slide, recline, height and cushion tilt. The driver's seat also has power lumbar adjustment.

To keep drinks and snacks fresh, the Land Cruiser 200 Altitude is fitted with a cooler box within the centre console.

The $92,165* Land Cruiser 200 Altitude is powered exclusively by Toyota's twin-turbo V8 common-rail diesel engine, matched to an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. The 195kW, 650Nm V8 achieves fuel economy of just 10.3 litres/100km (combined cycle rating) for a theoretical range of more than 1,300km from its 93-litre main and 45-litre sub tanks.

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The Altitude incorporates recent updates to Land Cruiser GXL such as trailer sway control - designed to assist if a towed vehicle becomes unsettled by crosswinds, bumpy roads or sharp turns of the steering wheel. Braked towing capacity is 3.5 tonnes (subject to fitment of specific equipment).

All Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series models attract a five-star ANCAP safety rating. The Altitude has eight airbags as well as vehicle stability and active traction control.

A 6.1-inch LCD screen displays images from the reversing camera and satellite navigation system.

Like all LandCruisers, the special-edition model is fitted with a Multi-Terrain ABS that adapts to driving conditions (including sand, mud and gravel) by detecting engine output, acceleration and wheel speed.

It also features Toyota's off-road cruise-control system, CRAWL, which has five low-speed settings and disengages at speeds over 25km/h. CRAWL automatically controls the engine output and brake hydraulic pressure to maintain a low uniform vehicle speed with minimal wheel spin or lock-up, allowing the driver to concentrate fully on steering (driver is still responsible for vehicle movement as CRAWL is an assistance feature not a substitute for responsible driving).

The Altitude comes in five exterior colours - Crystal Pearl and Eclipse Black (both previously reserved for VX and Sahara), Silver Pearl, Graphite and Shimmer.

It is covered by Toyota Service Advantage with services capped at $210 (current pricing, conditions apply) for each of up to six standard scheduled services.

Last year, Land Cruiser 200 series wagon jumped 31 per cent to 8,089 registrations. This year, sales have risen further - up more than 13.1 per cent to 3,776 units, supported by improvements to safety, comfort and convenience.


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* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.

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