Facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Unveiled In Japan

The new facelifted Land Cruiser 200 features both styling and equipment updates. The most striking design upgrade is a new three-bar grille which extends horizontally across the LED headlights. The muscular appearance is also emphasized by the hood’s hollowed out center section.

At the rear, the license garnish extends across the redesigned taillights, making the car look wider. The facelifted Land Cruiser 200 also gets two new exterior colors, Copper Brown Mica and Dark Blue Mica.

The Land Cruiser 200 is offered with a single engine option in Japan, a 4.6-liter V8 gasoline unit producing 314hp at 5,600 rpm and 460Nm (339lb-ft) of torque at 3,400 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four-wheels. Average fuel economy according to Japan’s JC08 cycle is 6.9 km/L (14.5 l/100 km or 16.2 mpg US).

In other markets, the Land Cruiser 200 will also be offered with a revised twin-turbo 4.5-liter diesel engine which has gained new injectors, revised mapping and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Thanks to these updates, the engine now produces 268hp (272PS), an increase of 7hp or 2.5 percent, while peak torque remains 650Nm (479lb-ft). Fuel economy is improved by around 8 percent to 9.5 l/100 km (24.7 mpg US).

Prices start from 4,728,437 yen (approximately $38,000), with Toyota targeting monthly sales of 250 units in Japan.