After a decade, Toyota launched a redesigned Land Cruiser for the 2008 model year, and 2012 marked its first major makeover. The updated Land Cruiser comes with the choice of an upgraded 4.0-litre “Dual VVT-i” V6 with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed auto, an all-new 4.6-litre “Dual VVT-i” V8 with a 6-speed auto, and a 5.7-litre version with a 6-speed automatic. A rare 4.5-litre turbodiesel V8 is discontinued in UAE, but continues to be offered in Saudi Arabia, with the 6-speed automatic version getting more power than the 5-speed manual version. The Land Cruiser can transport as many as eight or nine passengers with its variable seating configurations. Available features include power windows and mirrors, cruise control, sunroof, 17-inch alloy or steel wheels on lower models, standard smart keyless entry with start/stop button, standard parking sensors with optional rear camera, multi-information display, optional cooler box, three rows of seats, optional four-zone climate control, optional leather, standard CD/MP3 stereo with CD changer, optional rear DVD screens, and Bluetooth among other items. New features for 2012 include bi-xenon headlights with integrated LEDs, new rear lights and new front bumper on all models, as well as a front chin spoiler, 18-inch wheels and a new multimedia system on V8 models. Higher models get navigation, crawl control with tight-turn assist, four-camera view and a multi-terrain selection system. In the UAE, there are three trim levels as well as a stripped-down safari fleet model. Dual front airbags and ABS are standard, with side-curtain airbags available on all but the most basic models, while knee airbags and stability control with hill-assist are available on V8 models only.