LandCruiser 200 Series Gets New Features And Larger Sub-Tank As Standard

Mike Stevens | Sep 2, 2009

FOLLOWING THE RECENT updates to the workhorse LandCruiser 70 Series, Toyota Australia has announced new standard features for its flagship LandCruiser 200 Series.

The main 93 litre fuel tank of the LandCruiser 200 Series is now joined by a 45 litre sub-tank as standard (previously not offered with VX and Sahara), boosting the driving range of diesel models to a possible 1340km.

David Buttner, Executive Director for Sales and Marketing at Toyota Australia, said the latest changes were in response to customer demand.

"The only two grades that previously did not offer the sub-tank as standard fitment were the highly specified VX and Sahara twin-turbo diesel," Mr Buttner said.

"We are now offering customers greater flexibility. Buyers of those two grades can specify the sub-tank and have seven seats; alternatively, there is still an eight-seat option."


As a nod to the sheer size of the 200 Series, rear-view cameras are now standard across the range.

Toyota's CRAWL system, already a standard feature on 4.7 litre petrol models, is now standard across the range.

Designed to assist drivers navigate tricky terrain, CRAWL is a 'feet-off' control system that operates in low-range and replaces Downhill Assist Control.

Steering-mounted audio controls are also now standard across the 200 Series range, as are USB, aux inputs and a 12V rear power -socket.

Sahara and VX models now feature a moonroof as standard, along with five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels (previously 17-inch) and dark grey (instead of green) tinted windows.


Petrol models and the seven-seat Sahara diesel now have a DVD rear-seat entertainment system with three wireless headphones.

A new, upgraded navigation touch screen screen has also been added to the Sahara's feature list.

Both petrol and diesel versions of the entry-level 200 Series GXL gain a new driver's seat with power lumbar and mechanical height adjustment.

Pricing for the upgraded range has increased by just under one percent for GXL and VX grades, and around two percent for the Sahara.

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  • Tony Alvarez says,
    6 years ago
    I would like to purchase an LC200 turbo diesel but have been advised by several sourses that the engine uses far too much oil ( a valve fault) and Toyota accepts the useage to be as much as half a liter per 1000 klms. Has Toyota rectified this problem or it it here to stay till the next upgrade.
    Pls advise
  • Michael says,
    6 years ago
    Hey Tony, I've just taken delivery of the updated (MY10) 200 LC TD, whilst a small number of the first of the 200 series suffered from a few niggly probs like shudder in driveline, oil consumption and a dust problem it appears all of this has been corrected. These problems appear to have fixed by Toyota using dropping certain suppliers of sub-components and were not present in late 2008 and even pre-update 2009 build examples according to my dealer, Sci-Fleet.

    I'll let you know how mine goes, but boy it goes, having traded a MY05 100 series V8 Petrol Sahara for the the 200 series Sahara TD, there is just no comparison. The new one is just so much better in terms of ride and performance.

  • Malcolm says,
    6 years ago
    I just changed up from a 2007 200 series to the new 200 series and the ride height from the factory has been dropped.
    Does anyone know how much?
  • fat joe says,
    6 years ago
    I would like a Landcruiser, but bizarrely I do not fit into it as the seat does not travel back far enough. I am 186cm, but quite long legged, and even at the back chock of the seat, it is still uncomfortable for me. Even more bizarre is the fact that the seat of the Corolla easily travels back far enough for me to fit comfortably. I rang Toyota and asked them about this, and they claimed there wasn't the market demand for extra space. I am tall, but not overly so, and surely adding an extra 5cm or so to the seat rails wouldn't add much if anything to the cost of manufacture.