The Toyota Land Cruiser will be getting the Horizon treatment Down Under, which includes a host of stylistic updates inside and out, in a package that will be limited to 400 examples.
Set to launch in March 2021, with a AU$131,896 (equal to US$99,528) starting price, it builds on the LC200 Sahara grade, to which it adds a dark finish for the grille, black headlamp surrounds and smoked chrome fog light surrounds. The puddle lamps displaying the ‘Land Cruiser’ logo and the rear ‘Horizon’ badge complete the look on the outside.
Trimmed in black leather, the cockpit also features black trim, chrome accents and high-end stitching in the door cards. Elsewhere, the flagship Toyota SUV is equipped with power adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, 9-inch touchscreen display, satellite navigation system, rear-seat entertainment with DVD player, premium audio and keyless entry and go. The Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance items is also included, bringing with it active cruise control, automatic high beams, pre-collision safety system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and others.
Powering the new special edition Land Cruiser is the 4.5-liter V8 bi-turbo diesel engine. It pumps out 200 kW (272 PS / 268 HP) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift function and low-range ratios. The Multi-Terrain Select enhances its driving capability off the beaten path, while the fully independent suspension ensures a comfortable ride on the asphalt.
“As Australia’s best-selling upper-large SUV, there is no shortage of Land Cruisers out there and the new Horizon special edition offers customers an enhanced visually distinctive appeal”, said Toyota Australia’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley. “With its bespoke styling and premium ambience, the Horizon special edition is equally at home for an elegant night out in the city as it is crossing the Simpson desert.”