Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributors for Toyota in the UAE has chosen the Dubai International Motor Show to begin celebrations of the 40th anniversary by revealing the limited edition Land Cruiser marking the very special occasion of the 40th UAE National Day.
“2011 marks an important page in the history of the UAE. While the government has organised special programmes of spectacular events and community activities we at Al-Futtaim Motors wanted to celebrate this important milestone our own special way. As a tribute to the nation and its people, Al-Futtaim Motors Toyota will launch a limited edition of the SUV that reflects the UAE colors, symbols and spirit of the nation,” said Simon Frith, Managing Director Al-Futtaim Motors.
Featuring unique specification for Emirati customers who are proud to demonstrate their love for the nation through special UAE themed accessories, the UAE 40th Land Cruiser limited edition comes fitted with attractive exterior and interior accessories that reflect the unique occasion.
The D-pillars of the vehicle proudly display the official logo of the United Arab Emirates, the Sheaar Al Dowla, featuring the falcon and UAE flag design, beautifully rendered in a 3-dimensional chrome emblem. Celebratory UAE flag side graphics complete the themed exterior. In addition, LED daytime running lights present a stylish facelift favoured by Land Cruiser drivers, adding enhanced visibility, safety and style to the vehicle.
The interior of the vehicle features the Sheaar Al Dowla Falcon emblem on the center console, and a subtle translucent graphic of the Sheaar Al Dowla on the sunroof glass. Opening the front doors reveals an illuminated sill plate showing the 40th National Day message. The vehicle is also equipped with magnetic sun shades that feature a subtle UAE flag logo.
The Toyota Land Cruiser has developed into the most enduring and sought after brand names in off-road driving in the world and the UAE. In the process, Toyota has become recognised as the world leader in the four-wheel drive market for unrivalled quality and reliability standards. Its record of outstanding reliability has made the Land Cruiser one of the most robust and popular off-road vehicles in some of the most remote countries of the world.
Land Cruiser builds on its heritage of quality, durability and reliability. It’s advanced but user friendly handling and guidance features alongside the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and on-board monitors make it comfortable to manoeuvre through city traffic.
Clever interior packaging provides highly flexible seating and luggage space arrangements with generous space for up to eight passengers. High specification luxury features include a surround sound premium audio system, four-zone automatic air conditioning and and an entertainment package for rear seat passengers, also featuring the Sheaar Al Dowla UAE falcon graphic that lights up when the entertainment system turns on.
Mr. Frith added: “For the past 62 years, Land Cruiser has enjoyed a special relationship with the UAE. The car has become part of this nation’s history and development, and part of the very fabric of life of the UAE nationals and expatriates alike. I’m sure Al-Futtaim Motors’ tribute will be well accepted.”
Synonymous with quality and choice, Toyota remains at the forefront of advances and innovation in the automotive industry and is the market leading automotive brand in the UAE. With up to 1000 models sold each month, the Land Cruiser is one of the most visible models on the road today, accounting for 53 per cent of the UAE’s large sports utility market.