100 Series

100 Series (1998-2007)

Eighth Generation – 100 Series Station Wagon


2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus (Japan)


Also called Lexus LX,
Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon (UK 1998-2003)
Production 1998-2007
Assembly ARACO
Yoshiwara, Aichi, Japan
Body style(s) 4-door SUV
Engine(s) 4.5 L I6 1FZ petrol
4.2 L I6 1HD diesel turbo
4.2 L I6 1HZ diesel
3.0 L I4 KZ diesel turbo
4.7 L V8 2UZ petrol
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual,
5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,850 mm (112 in)
Length 4,890 mm (193 in)
Width 1,941 mm (76.4 in)
Height 1,849 mm (72.8 in)
Curb weight 2,320 kg (5,100 lb)
Fuel capacity 80 l (21 US gal)


Toyota Land Cruiser (US)


1998–2002 Toyota Land Cruiser (FZJ105R) GXL.

  • 1998 – Toyota introduced the 100 Land Cruiser to replace the 80.
    At launch the UZJ100 featured the first eight-cylinder engine (4.7-litre 32-valve 2UZ-FE petrol engine) in a Toyota four wheel drive.[3]
    Other engines in non-US markets included the 1HD-FT/E turbodiesel.
    For the first time in Land Cruiser history, the 100 Series featured independent front suspension for increased on-road handling. In Africa and certain other markets, Toyota offered a 105 model, which retained the solid front axle for more demanding off-road use.
    The Land Cruiser won Australian 4WD Monthly’s “4×4 Of The Year” award for the third time in a row.
    It was called the Land Cruiser Amazon in the UK until 2003.
  • 1999 – In 1999 Toyota worked with Sega to produce an advertising tie-in for the Land Cruiser 100/Cygnus and other vehicles using the Sega Dreamcast. These featured detailed 3D models of the cars and other promotional video.[4]
  • 2002 – All new 120 Prado is released and the 100 is restyled.
    The centre of gravity was lowered by 30 mm, ensuring better stability and dual fuel tanks with a total capacity of 180 L in the new 120 Prado.
    Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control enhance the vehicle’s stability under difficult off-road conditions.
  • 2007 – Toyota unveils the Lexus LX570 URJ200 at the 2007 New York Auto Show.
  • For model year 2007 on Japanese models only, G-Book, a subscription telematics service, is offered as an option.

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