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2008 Toyota Land Cruiser debut in USA

2008 Toyota Land Cruiser debut in USA

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The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser has officially been unveiled in Australia and the United States, each offering different engines.

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In Australia, Toyota will be offering the Land Cruiser with either a turbodiesel V8 or petrol V8 engine. The diesel will be a 4.5-litre turbo V8 producing 286 hp and 650 Nm of torque, and it will be mated to a 6-speed automatic. The petrol engine will be a 4.7-litre VVT-i V8 producing 288 hp and 444 Nm of torque, with a 5-speed automatic.

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The American Land Cruiser will be sold as only a luxury vehicle with no base models, with a 5.7-litre V8 producing 381 hp and 543 Nm of torque, with a six-speed automatic transmission. It costs US$ 63,200 in the United States, US$ 6,000 more than the old model.

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The 2008 Land Cruiser has new suspension up front, namely a double-wishbone independent system with a trick Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that can disengage the stabilizer bars for more articulation. The rear is still a live-axle, and thus the uncomfortable third row doesn’t fold flat. Both the second and third rows swing out of the way to make a flat cargo floor.

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At the launch of the FJ Cruiser, Toyota officials mentioned that the new Land Cruiser will be unveiled in the Middle East before the end of the year, although we heard elsewhere that it could be as late as February 2008.

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For our previous coverage of the new 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser, as well as more pictures, click here.

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. waitingggggggggggggggg and waitinggggggggg i want 5.7 v8 381 hp 🙄

  2. so when is the new cruiser coming to dubai. Any idea on the price etc….

  3. this car just need steel front and rear bumpers to be the meanest machine in the world

  4. i said that before the front is ok, but the back is really ugly (its not the back that we used to have in land cruiser) 😕

  5. its still dull like previous one 🙁

  6. oooh shitt….its dame ugly…..its the worst thing i hav ever seen…shit/….. curser….its disappointin

  7. 🙁 👿 😈 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡

  8. Oh this is very disappointing………Front is ok but the back is look like Filipine Ladies

  9. oh no wat this its same like mitusbishi pajero i dont’t like this model i think previous is better i want buy that insallah i will i am trying gyies is model 2007 good or not plz tel me thanks 🙄 😉

  10. THIS CRUISER SUX!!!! the bak looks gay, but i think in time ppl will realize that itl look good. besides the 5.7 liter is ganna be GR888

  11. I really don’t believe that this is the 2008 TLC. I think that it might suit the ladies for it size and style.

    As a foreigner in the UAE, i’am more used to seeing it bigger and better.

    Sad to say, thumbs down.

    More of my friends and myself included, were waiting for the 2008 TLC, but now i might get the Porsche 4×4, or the Mercedes Benz 4×4, BMW 4X4, my all time favorite Range Rover.

    Disappointed Customer for TLC 2008,
    😥

  12. the previous model was bigger? 😕

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