Australia gets extra tough Toyota Land Cruiser GX

Consumers in the Outback need a little bit more utility than other regions in their sport utility vehicles. To meet these demands, Toyota has released the Land Cruiser 200 Series turbo-diesel GX model for Australia.

Toyota based the model on the GXL variant and packed it with what Toyota is calling “features much-loved by owners who tend to torture, not just drive, their LandCruisers,” to cater to those have chosen rougher alternatives to a desk job.

Features like vertically hinged rear doors, vinyl floors, five seats, protection plates for under the body, 24.5 gallon main and 11.8 gallon auxiliary fuel tanks, and, of course, a snorkel. Also included is a center console box, pockets on the doors and seats, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

A standard key unlocks the doors and on the inside the GX keeps it simple with manual air-conditioning, power windows, and a single CD player.

Safety features were given special attention as well, with vehicle stability control, active traction control, multi-terrain anti-skid brakes and Toyota CRAWL (off-road cruise-control).

Power comes from a V8 twin-turbo diesel 4.5-liter engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and 4WD.

Australians can pick this super-tough Land Cruiser up for around $78,000.

– By: Alexandra Koken