DETROIT -- Toyota's latest edition of the Land Cruiser SUV will carry a base sticker price of $56,380 including shipping charges. That is an increase of $490 from the 2005 model.
The Land Cruiser's 4.7-liter V-8 engine is upgraded for the 2006 model year, including the addition of Toyota's variable valve timing with intelligence system. Output has been raised to 275 horsepower, up from 235 hp for the 2005 model.
Exterior changes include redesigned headlights, taillights and grille. A new rear spoiler is optional. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard.
The options list includes a height-adjustable suspension.
Through the first four months of this year Toyota sold 1,742 Land Cruisers, down 14.3 percent from the same period a year ago. The Land Cruiser is built at Toyota's Araco Corp. plant in Toyota City, Japan.