Land Cruiser sales up 15pc in GCC
Dubai, June 12, 2013
Toyota's Land Cruiser model sales were up by 15 per cent in the first quarter of this year, across the Gulf region.
The model has maintained its leadership status in the SUV segment with a 40.4 per cent market share, while overall growth in the segment was only seven per cent, said a statement.
In the Levant and Yemen, Land Cruiser recorded a 140 per cent increase in sales in the same period.
Land Cruiser was the first model to be introduced in the Gulf region by Toyota back in the 1950s. Since then, over two million vehicles have been sold in the region. Currently over 50 per cent of the vehicles sold worldwide are in the Middle East, it said.
The Land Cruiser is equipped with a Multi-Terrain select system offering five modes, which allows the vehicle to adapt to various road conditions and also controls Wheel Spin and Wheel Lockup. This system also supports the optimum traction needed to handle slippery and non-slippery surfaces.
It also comes with other intelligent off-roading technologies such as the Crawl Control system, Turn Assist system, and Multi Terrain monitor.
The Land Cruiser is available across the region with a newly developed six-speed automatic transmission with a Super ECT sequential shift control, which allows the driver to choose the shift range in order to deliver the driving control of a manual transmission. It comes with the options of a 5.7L V8 Engine, a newly developed 4.6L V8 Engine, an improved 4.0 V6 Engine and a V8 4.5L Diesel Engine. - TradeArabia News Service