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Toyota Land Cruiser Sales Surge

As Europe is getting covered almost entirely in snow, Toyota is enjoying very good days in UK as the sales of the Land Cruiser and Land Cruiser V8 are up 77 per cent and 120 per cent respectively over the same period from last year.

Land Cruiser owes a large part of its success to its image as a robust and capable 4×4, which is the result of 60 years of presence in the market.

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In the UK, Land Cruiser is available in three grades, using a 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and provides user-friendly advanced technologies for handling, safety and driver guidance. This includes Multi-Terrain Select system, Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Monitors. The Land Cruiser V8, uses Toyota’s most powerful diesel engine, a 4.5-litre D-4D providing 282bhp and 650Nm of torque, through a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual gear change.

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2011 Toyota Sequoia

The new version of Toyota Sequoia full size SUV is coming larger than ever!

Toyota Sequoia is available with a choice of two V8 engines, a 4.6-liter that was introduced for the 2010 model year and the 5.7-liter unit it debuted with. The 5.7 liter V8 is also E85 Bioethanol capable engine. There’s also a new 310 horsepower 4.6-liter i-Force V8, a 32-valve DOHC unit for the Sequoia SR5.

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Based on the trim level, the new Sequoia can be fitted with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which adjusts damper response with settings for Comfort, Normal and Sport. The SR5′s standard 18-inch aluminum wheels have 275/65 R18 tires; 20-inch aluminum wheels and 275/55 R20 tires are standard for Limited and Platinum, with the wheels on the Platinum getting a diamond-cut finish.

The car is also very generously equipped. Standard features include eight-passenger seating; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; engine immobilizer with alarm; direct tire pressure monitoring system; automatic tri-zone air conditioning; illuminated entry system; power windows, locks and sliding back window; keyless entry; rear wiper and defogger; cruise control, and mud guards. Standard audio on the SR5 is an AM/FM/MP3/CD with eight speakers, integrated XM Satellite Radio with a 90-day trial subscription, and an auxiliary audio jack/USB port.

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2011 Toyota Highlander

The first image of the new Toyota Highlander is finally released as the car is revealed at Moscow Motor Show.

Featuring a decent amount of upgrades over the last generation, the 2011 Toyota Highlander comes with more of less the same profile but with new grille and headlights.

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It looks fresh and nice, but there are a lot of other cars in this segment so let’s wait and see how the market will embrace the new Highlander.

The car will launch with a 3.5-liter V6 with 273 hp. Details and specs of the car are yet to be revealed.

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TX Performance Package for Toyota Tacoma

Toyota is offering, in America,  the TX and TX Pro performance packages for the 2011 Toyota Tacoma which are inspired by their SEMA show car Toyota Racing Development TX TRD concept.

The packages can be had for both V6 Access Cab and Double Cab with V6 engines and either 2 or 4WD. The upgrades of TX treatment which is priced at $1699,  are mostly there to make the car more off-road capable.

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So it comes with TRD 16-inch black alloy bead-lock wheels and 265/70R16 BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires.  Black tube side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip and unique exterior graphics. TX Pro also features cat-back performance exhaust system for better noise.

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Chassis modifications (applied on both TX models) include an electronic locking rear differential, progressive-rate front springs, specially tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, a 28-mm front stabilizer bar and B.F. Goodrich Rugged Trail tires. Fog lamps top off the package for a tough, sporty appearance. Added features on the TRD Off-Road Package include a 400W/115V powerpoint in the bed, sport seats with adjustable lumbar support and unique fabric, plus an overhead console with a compass and outside temperature display.

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2011 Toyota Tacoma MSRP

As one of the best-selling pickup trucks in the North American market expectations are quite high from the new 2011 Toyota Tacoma.

So as always Toyota is acting clever and offering different models with different level of features to satisfy every taste and budget. This way they can sell the basic model of this sophisticated pickup for as low as $16,365.

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That is the price of the Regular Cab 4×2 equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. A Tacoma Double Cab 4x4long bed with a 4.0-liter V6 and five-speed automatic is a more expensive at $27,525. Other variants include Access Cab 4×2 PreRunner; Double Cab 4×2; Double Cab 4×2 PreRunner; Regular Cab 4×4, and Access Cab 4×4.

Standard on all Tacoma models is the Toyota Star Safety System™, which includes the anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC).  An Automatic Limited-slip Differential (Auto-LSD), which uses brake intervention to help reduce tire slippage at the rear wheels, is standard on all Tacoma models.

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