|Engine type||Water-cooled, V8-cylinder, DOHC||Water-cooled, V8-cylinder, DOHC||Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged|
|Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m.||-/235/4800||-/235/4800||-/205/3400|
|*||The specifications are those of representative model grades.|
|*||Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.|
|*||The model numbers of these vehicles are UZJ100W(4700), HDJ101K(4200).|
The engine was a 4,663 cc 235 PS V8 DOHC 32-valve gasoline unit (2UZ-FE) that was newly developed for the wagon model, with which a 4-speed automatic ECT-i transmission was combined (to be replaced with a 5-speed automatic in August 2002). The drivetrain employed a full-time 4WD configuration with a sub transmission. The van model came with a 4.2-liter L6 24-valve direct injection EFI turbo diesel unit (1HD-FTE).
The rigid axle front suspension used on the preceding Land Cruiser 80 was replaced with an independent double wishbone and torsion bar spring system. The top-end VX Limited model offered an optional new device that combined Active Height Control (AHC) with the Skyhook TEMS. The rack and pinion steering was newly adopted, and both front and rear brakes employed ventilated discs with hydraulic booster.
In December 1998, the top-grade model Cygnus was released.