Sale to starts form April 2010
The new Patrol is now has newly developed ‘VK56VD’ 5.6-litre V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (direct injection gasoline) technologies that generate 400hp and 560Nm of torque.
New 7-speed automatic transmission with Manual Shift Mode and a wider range of gear ratios than its predecessor, gives the off-roader the ability to deliver power faster.
New Patrol employs a Hydraulic Body Motion Control System (HBMC), which keeps the car flatter with less body roll during lane-changing and cornering, while delivering a comfortable ride in city driving and superb stability on rugged and sandy tracks.
Handling equation comes from the new suspension system, which now employs 4-wheel independent suspension, upgraded from the previous rigid axle setup.
The Patrol also employs a newly developed ALL MODE 4x4 system incorporating a variable 4x4 mode package. It allows the driver to quickly switch between four drive modes: sand, on-road, snow and rock, with the flick of a switch.
In addition, the Patrol also offers a new Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control which can also be selected easily with the touch of a button.
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) reduces the driver’s burden to keep the speed or distance constant. It assists the driver both with braking and accelerating, in the traffic that requires less speed change.
Vehicle Dynamic Control combines with Traction Control System, Helical Brake LSD (Limited Slip Differential) and mechanical Differential Lock functions to automatically prevent the Patrol from sliding sideways on slippery road surfaces when changing lanes or negotiating a curve.
Intelligent Brake Assist sensor measures the distance from a preceding vehicle and gives a warning with an alarm and an indicator on display. If it judges that a collision is unavoidable even after driver action, it applies the brake to slow the vehicle and help reduce injuries and damage.