Land Cruiser (100)

Released date : 1998/ 1/19

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade Wagon_VX-limited Wagon_VX Van_VX-limited
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 2370 2400 2490
Dimensions Length(mm) 4890 4890 4890
Width(mm) 1940 1940 1940
Height(mm) 1860 1860 1860
Wheelbase(mm) 2850 2850 2850
Engine Engine code 2UZ-FE 2UZ-FE 1HD-FTE
Engine type Water-cooled, V8-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, V8-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged
Displacement(cm3) 4663 4663 4163
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 Land Cruiser 100 was released in January 1998 as the successor to the Land Cruiser 80. The 100 improved its basic 4-wheel-drive (4WD) performance and enhanced its prestigious image as a luxury 4WD vehicle. The 5-door wagon body retained the separate frame structure, while the body dimensions were expanded to increase the cabin size.

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.
Plant Honsha plant
The meaning is the same as in English.

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