SO you need to get to tough places with your utility commercial. Then Toyota probably has just what you need.
Its go anywhere four-wheel drive Land Cruiser SUV has been introduced as a utility commercial vehicle for the first time.
There are short and long-wheelbase versions. Payloads are up to 756kg and three-tonne (braked) towing capacity.
And, of course, four-wheel drive ability to take you virtually anywhere your business requires with power from a 2.8-litre D-4D engine and six-speed manual transmission. Power is 175bhp and torque 420Nm in the SWB model and 450Nm in the LWB.
Gareth Matthews, Toyota Light Commercial Vehicle Manager said:
“Bringing the exceptional strength of Land Cruiser to our LCV line-up adds a valuable new dimension to the range, alongside the rugged Hilux pick-up and versatile Proace medium-duty van.
“We are sure that the quality and performance that have made Land Cruiser such a strong performer worldwide will be sought after by customers who need a vehicle they can rely on to do the job, every time.”
The short-wheel base Land Cruiser Utility has three doors and measures 4395mm in length.
The long-wheelbase versionare has five doors and measures 4,840mm. Both vehicles are 1,885mm wide, with the three-door measuring 1,830mm high and the five-door 1,845mm.
The load area where the rear seats used to be extends to 1,574 litres in the SWB and 2,216 litres in the LWB; respective payloads are up to 593 and 756kg respectively (according to vehicle kerb weight).
Both vehicles can tow braked trailers with loads of up to three tonnes.
The load space features an edge-to-edge non-slip flat floor tray. The front cabin and rear cargo area is divided by a full height metal bulkhead with a strong mesh top section fitted with a hatch for easy access.
Loading is via the side-hinged tailgate, or (on five-door models) through either of the rear side doors. The rear windows are blanked out with panels that match the Land Cruiser’s body colour.
The no-nonsense character of the Land Cruiser Utility Commercial is reflected in its 17-inch steel wheels, but driver comforts include air conditioning, cruise control and six-speaker audio system with CD player, Bluetooth and (on the LWB model) Aux-in and USB connection.
Dusk-sensing headlights, smart entry, front fog lights and roof rails are also included in the specification.
Front, side and driver’s knee airbags are fitted and the vehicle is equipped with Multi-terrain ABS, Active Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control and a tyre pressure warning system.
The new models are priced at vehicle on-the-road prices of £27,546 for the SWB model and £28,509 for the LWB.
The Land Cruiser Utility is on sale now with customer deliveries from July.