2012 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Refreshed for Japanese Market

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Toyota has officially revealed its latest Japan-only Land Cruiser 200, which more than likely previews the next global model.

Take a look at the refreshed version of the Land Cruiser 200, recently unveiled to the Japanese market, as the majority of changes are more than likely to feature on the global variant. A boxier front bumper with new fog lamps has been added, the headlamps have been redesigned boasting integrated LED strips, while a revamped front grille gets chrome slats. New side view mirrors with turning signals, freshened tail lamp graphics and new 18- and 20-inch alloys complete the look.

Inside, the instrument panel's graphics have changed, there's an improved TFT screen flanked by the two main gauges, while the cabin benefits from new colors and trim materials. Technology upgrades include an updated Multi-Terrain Select system used to alter traction control and ABS settings for different driving conditions. 'Craw Control also features, ideal for low-speed off-roading on tricky terrain. Only a single engine option is on the table: a 4.6-liter V8 delivering 313hp and 339lb-ft of torque, mated to an automatic transmission and a 4WD system.

Two special packages, namely the 'Luxury SUV' and 'Urban Sports,' add a number of exterior and interior bespoke styling elements, and are available in addition to the regular models; prices for which range from around $56,500 for the 5-passenger GX to $80,900 for the line-topping, 8-passenger ZX. Toyota made no comment about when the facelifted Land Cruiser will hit worldwide markets, but they'll most likely find their way to dealerships sometime next year.

Check out the 8-passenger SUVs.

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