The new Toyota Land Cruiser has been launched in the UK and Toyota says it is equipped with a raft of new and advanced handling and driver assistance systems.

Toyota also says it has been 'engineered for greater poise, comfort and performance when driving on-road'.

In the UK new Land Cruiser is offered as a five-door model powered by a revised 171bhp 3.0-litre D-4D engine, matched to a five-speed automatic transmission. Three equipment grades are offered - LC3, LC4 and LC5 - with seven seats fitted as standard on all but the entry level version (on which third row seats are an option).

Customer orders are being taken now with first deliveries from early December. On-the-road prices range from GBP29,795 to GBP44,795.

The new Land Cruiser retains body-on-frame construction and includes a number of technologically advanced features including:

  • Electrically modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which minimises body roll and gives positive steering on-road, and increases wheel articulation off-road;
  • Full-time All-wheel drive with Torsen limited slip differential.
  • Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), with four driver-selectable modes to tailor vehicle settings for different off-road conditions.
  • Multi-Terrain Monitor, a system of front and side view cameras that give the driver a real-time view of areas immediately around the vehicle that can't be seen from the wheel.
  • Crawl Control, which controls the engine and brakes to maintain a slow, safe speed when driving off-road or wading, so the driver only needs to concentrate on steering. This operates in both forward and reverse gears.
  • Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Multi-Terrain ABS and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) are fitted as standard on all models.