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Old 27th May 2015, 11:39   #1
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^ Though the clip is in Arabic it seems to be like a brochure enlisting the various changes in the upcoming model

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Update: Toyota Kirloskar Motors has launched the facelifted 8th generation Land Cruiser LC200 at a price of 1.29 cr ex showroom Delhi. Please continue the discussion in this thread - Toyota launches updated Land Cruiser 200 at Rs 1.29 cr

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The pictures are scans from a Japanese Auto Mag. The white full pic of the LC seems to be a photoshop of what the facelifted cruiser might look like. The other images from the mag seem legitimate. There are descriptors for each of the changes, albeit in Japanese.

If one looks closely, you will notice that there seems to be a chrome strip running across the rear, beneath the tail lights. An imposing Toyota Logo also appears between the tail lights.

The interior has some modest changes too. The quality of the rotary knobs seem to have gone up; with almost jewel like cuttings. One of the knobs is surely for the new terrain response upgrade.

The front end will have the most dramatic change. I don't believe the photoshopped pic does justice to what the new cruiser might actually look like.

From other scans it seems that the front fenders, bonnet, lights, grille and bumpers are all going to be new. The rear lights and bumper as well as the tailgate also seems to be new.

What impressed me is that there seems to be an effort to make the front end look like an evolution of the 80 series. This series is the most popular to date and one that is still highly revered by Land Cruiser fanatics.

If lights seems to be made slimmer by the intruding chrome strip from the grill.

I'm looking forward to see the finished product in real and if this is a major facelift then the expected 300 series generation might only get to the market by about late 2018 or 2019.2016 Toyota Land Cruiser - Pics leaked. EDIT: Launched in India at Rs 1.29 cr-toyotalandcruiser20163.jpg

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What impressed me is that there seems to be an effort to make the front end look like an evolution of the 80 series.
Bingo! The 80-Series inspiration is obvious...and welcome. However, I have my doubts on how this (if the images are authentic) will look in person. Me thinks it might end up gawdy.

The Land Cruiser sure has a long shelf life. The 200 Series has been around since 2007, and is starting to show its age. Sure doesn't help that the supposed 2017 car (again, if the leak is authentic) has a very similar side profile.

That's not a good thing. The 200 Series is a failure. Its sales in the USA have dropped 90% compared to the 100 Series (source). In Europe as well, the 200 Series is a shadow of the 100...sales have been in a free fall ever since it was introduced (source).

The 200 Series is too fat, too expensive and too bland for changing market tastes. Additionally, competition in the premium SUV segment has intensified (from, but not limited to, the 3 German luxury marques). The Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GL, BMW X5 and gang are relatively new product lines. From the JLR stable, the cheaper Range Rover Sport turned out to be a big success.
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Totally agree with GTO on the point that the LC has become kind of redundant in the wake of more stylish and premium branded SUV's hitting the market over the past few years. Despite this it is still a big seller in the Middle East, Africa and Australia Not to mention the numerous war zones that scathe the surface of our planet.

The LC 200 based Lexus LX570 and Prado based GX570 will be phased out of lexus' lineup at the end of the present models' cycle. A 7 seater speculated to fit above the lexus RX will replace these two. This is Toyota's luxury division trying to keep up with the times and changing consumer preferences.

Some sites are claiming that this LC update being quite comprehensive, might push the 300 series to a 2019 release. Other sites suggest that this might be a 300 series that will see the cruiser through for another few years before a complete redesign comes into effect.

The new scans I have added are apparently from a dealer training manual. It is widely reported that this 'redesign' will be launched in August 2015.

I'm sure more material will come out in the months ahead.

I have been a cruiser fan since I was exposed to the 80 series in the mountains of Lesotho in Southern Africa where my parents worked as teachers. This was in the late eighties when that was the newest LC model. It just seemed like motoring royalty compared to the Nissans, Mazdas and Fords that were popular there.

Regardless of what the style will be, I don't think I will fall out of love with these vehicles! There is nothing else that offers such an amazing combination of sybaritic luxury, go anywhere capability, refined comfort and almost indestructible build quality and reliability! No wonder the Landcruiser has always been referred to as "THE KING OF AFRICA!"
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Yet another render;

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Sorry to burst your reliability bubble. Gone are the days when the Land Cruiser use to run for 4,50,000km without any engine rebuild. The present LC200 diesel V8s are showing problems as early as 1,00,000km in Australia. Most of them are related to dust entering the engine bank through the oil filter. Dubai a land of Land Cruisers is now ruled by the mighty Nissan Patrol. I too was shocked to see this happening being a die hard Land Cruiser fan. I will list the sources down.

Coming to the Facelift the interiors are a direct lift of off the Lexus LX570. The instrument cluster, the dials everything. Safety seems to be the number one parameter for Toyota for the new Land Cruiser.

Link to engine dusting problems:Engine dusting
http://www.productreview.com.au/p/to...ting=2#reviews
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IMO its a job well done

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One more spy shot, this time with its front fully undisguised.
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I actually like the new look. Looks a lot more imposing and dare i say.. American.
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Few more pictures. Adopted Audi style 3D grille I guess. But way too much chrome IMHO.

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The pics are of a mid variant GXR. Top one is VX I guess.
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LC looks more American with the new face and grill inspired by the big daddy Tundra.

Tacoma, also has a similar face.

I can see the Sequoia, whose facelift is due, coming out with a similar Toyota family face and grill.
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The TLC 200 didnt have the appeal of the 100 series and have started showing its age. I wish Toyota had introduced an all new model instead of a mere facelifted one. Priced at around 1.5 Cr (hopefully) I think a prospective buyer would pick a RR Sport over this.
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Looks agressive and seems inspired by the big brash pickup trucks like the F250
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I guess it is unlikely that we will see the launch of Lexus in India. Any news there??
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