Hilux Reintroduces by Toyota into Japanese Market after 13-year Hiatus. FJ Cruiser launches with special specifications and Land Cruiser Prado undergoes partial redesign.
Toyota will reintroduce Hilux into the Japanese market after a 13 year hiatus, and make a partial redesign to Land Cruiser Prado, both of which will be launched through Toyota dealers across Japan. In addition, special specifications have been designed for FJ Cruiser, which will be launched through Toyota dealers across Japan. Since its first launch in 1968, Hilux has been sold in approximately 180 countries and regions worldwide. It enjoys popularity around the world, with cumulative global sales reaching 17.3 million units. In introducing Hilux to the Japanese market, Masahiko Maeda, chief development engineer, said, “Sales in Japan ended in 2004, but there are still around 9,000 owners, mainly using them for work, and many people have called for its reintroduction.
Hilux is a vehicle that embodies the joy of possessing distinctive objects which is due to its dignified appearance, together with a toughness forged in the real world. In addition to the advanced exterior which further strengthened its power and innovation, Land Cruiser Prado has evolved through the inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense P collision avoidance assist package as standard in all grades. With the FJ Cruiser, they designate this special specification as the “Final Edition,” and adopted a unique beige throughout the vehicle-both for exterior and interior, thereby enhancing its modernity.
Interior & Exterior Design:
The exterior expresses concepts of “tough yet emotional” with power and vigour. The interior features silver highlights throughout, and unified blue illumination, producing a sense of sophistication. For the exterior panels, five colors were selected, including Nebula Blue Metallic, and Crimson Spark Red Metallic, while the interior is black. It equipped with a 2GD-FTV 2.4L diesel engine. Besides providing power performance demonstrating high torque even in the low revolution range.
It also achieves excellent environmental performance through high heat efficiency. Not only does it achieve fuels efficiency of 11.8 km/L. It has fitted with collision avoidance assist type pre-crash safety with pedestrian detection function to recognize pedestrians as well as cars. Furthermore, lane departure alert installed to help prevent deviation from the traffic lane.
It equipped with a part-time 4WD system that allows the driver to select a driving mode with a dial operation designed with in consideration of safety factors. It a two-wheel drive which boasts superior quietness and fuel efficiency performance, for driving in urban areas and on expressways, which can switched to 4-wheel drive on rough terrain and slippery roads, thus combining comfort and performance. Also, driving power can adjusted to suit the road conditions by using Hill-start Assist Control and Active Traction Control, or Downhill Assist Control.
As a genuine 4WD vehicle, it has realized high driving performance for both on-road and off-road. It adopts a suspension system that boosts vibration damping in addition to a high strength frame that ensures excellent running stability and driving comfort both on-road and off-road. By setting the steel bumper at a low deck position, passengers can get up and down when loading and unloading. A large hand grip helps passengers to get in and out more easily.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The new exterior design further enhances strength and innovation- The front adopts a hood-centre shape that takes visibility into account, and exudes power by combining the large front grill and headlamps. Other new specifications include LEDs for the headlamps in all cars, and 19-inch aluminum wheels (machine-cut highlights and dark gray metallic paintwork). The rear design represses protrusion of the combination lamp, and realizes a more stable positioning by modifying the garnish design.
It supports safe driving through inclusion of the “Toyota Safety Sense P” collision avoidance assist package and Drive-start Control as standard features, together with the new addition of the Blind Spot Monitor. The exterior panels adopt a total of nine colors including the new Blackish Ageha Glass Flake (optional) and Avant Garde Bronze Metallic. The interior specifications adopt two colors including Neutral Beige.
The interior has a more advanced design, in particular for the instrument panel- Lowering the upper part of the air vent ring (air conditioning outlet) has improved visibility. In addition, the navigation has a thin, tablet-style design that emphasizes its modernity. Metal highlights have added to the center cluster and meter panels to enhance the feel of high quality. The steering wheel designed in consideration of ease of grip, and its unique decoration enhances a sense of unity with the instrument panel.
Or the first time, the Land Cruiser series uses Torsen®5 LSD for the rear differential and the option to select between five driving modes (NORMAL, ECO, COMFORT, SPORT S, SPORT S +) to suit the driving conditions, included as standard on the TZ – G, to enhance driving pleasure. The diesel vehicle grade system has revised, with the addition of a 7-seater to “TX” and a 5-seater to TX “L package.
Toyota FJ Cruiser
This special “Final Edition” specification adopts unique beige for the exterior color, together with the seat upholstery, and the center cluster garnish. Furthermore, black paintwork has used extensively in the interior and exterior, and special 20-inch aluminium wheels and side steps have used, adding to the appeal.