A legend receives a fresh cell makeover
At the IAA in Frankfurt, Toyota launched the next generation Land Cruiser. This vehicle has been around for 55 years and has been bought by more than five million people in almost 200 countries. But the legendary vehicle needed a make-over. The new 173bhp diesel, which produces 12% less CO2 and has an average fuel consumption of only eight litres, is one of the most frugal vehicles in its class. According to Toyota, there's more room inside and there are more storage compartments. In the two top-of- the-range models, the driver can access four separate cameras via a central monitor when parking, or to get a better view of surrounding terrain. A journey through the jungle will be like a trip to the cinema. Crawl Control is another extra feature. You can select five different speeds and overcome obstacles without having to use brakes or accelerator. This system should also prove useful when recovering a stranded vehicle.