Not to be confused with the Land Cruiser Prado, this 200 Series Land Crusier is the larger of the two and is also known as the Lexus LX 570 in the U.S.

Full details of the 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser, which was leaked by brochure scans earlier this month, was released in Japan on December 19th.

Not to be confused with the Land Cruiser Prado, this 200 Series Land Crusier is the larger of the two and is also known as the Lexus LX 570 in the U.S. The 200 facelift is defined by a restyled front bumper with new fog lamp openings, new grille slats, new headlamp design with LED DRLs, side moldings, new 18- or 20-inch aluminum wheels and a new rear tailamp design. Side view mirrors also receive turn indicators and windscreen wipers now have rain sensors.

Everything else including the interior remains the same.

The facelifted Land Cruiser is available in three trim levels from the 5-passenger GX which starts at 4,400,00 yen ($56,700) to the 8-passenger AX and ZX packages costing 4,800,00 ($61,800) and 6,300,000 yen ($81,200) respectively.

The only engine available remains to be the 4.6-liter V8 producing 234 kW (318 PS /314 hp) and 460 Nm (339 ft-lb) of torque giving fuel consumption of 7.1 km/L (20 mpg-UK / 17 mpg-US).

The lightly facelifted SUV will be available in Toyota dealerships throughout Japan from January 6, 2012.

The facelifted Lexus LX 570 is expected to follow in just a few weeks with a debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

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