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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Toyota Land Cruiser Special Model for Japan: Matte Black Edition Also Available in White

Toyota Land Cruiser Special Edition for Japan
Matte Black variant is also available in White color

Toyota launched a new special model based on the Land Cruiser 200 in Japan. Names and colors create confusion – but only at first glance.

Can you correctly place the different variants of the Toyota Land Cruiser in their ancestors without Google? Congratulations: You certainly have a lot of expertise with regards to the series(s). All other contemporaries should be briefly noted of the complex interdependence: from the original Land Cruiser, also known as the BJ, three varieties emerged: particularly strong off-road vehicles (Land Cruiser 70 or J7). ), which is especially popular in the markets. as South Africa or Australia (see article under third paragraph). Then the station wagon, which has since evolved into a luxury SUV and was launched last year as the Land Cruiser 300 (watch video).


Last but not least, is the 150, which Toyota also offers in Germany: here we know the Land Cruiser as an upper middle class cross-country SUV. Among connoisseurs, this version is known as Prado. It also bears this moniker in Japan, where Toyota is now introducing a new special series of this generation, which has been in production since 2009: the “Matt Black Edition”.


in white or glossy black

The particular model is based on the Land Cruiser Prado with TX equipment and the L package, subject to surcharge. Not surprisingly, what makes this car special are the colors. But it’s not just about the body: The matte black version is available in white or glossy black. The “matte” refers to the various add-on parts that are only available in this form on the Edition model.



It starts in and on the radiator grille, which has both the border and longitudinal bars in matte black. The headlights have a dark coating, while the fog lights sit in special bezels. Viewed from the side, the matte black aluminum rims measure 7.5×18 inches with 265/60 R18 tires all around and the specially designed exterior mirror housings are striking. Matte black can also be found on the roof rails and on the plastic element on the tailgate. Inside is a dark leather interior with perforated center panels and light accent embroidery.


such as petrol and diesel

The Matte Black edition can be paired with both the engine variants that Toyota offers for the Land Cruiser Prado in Japan. The cheapest is the Specialized model with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a power of 163 hp and a maximum of 245 Nm: as a five-seater it is priced at 4.3 million yen in this specification, which currently corresponds to around 31,800 euros. The Specialized Land Cruiser starts at 4.96 million yen (a good 36,630 euros) when a 2.8-litre, 204 hp and maximum 500 Nm strong four-cylinder turbo diesel is on board. If you want the seven-seat Toyota Land Cruiser matte black version, you pay 158,000 yen (about 1,170 euros) extra.


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conclusion

Toyota has launched the Matte Black Edition of the Land Cruiser Prado in Japan. The particular model has some add-on parts in matte black, but no technical changes compared to the standard Prado.

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