Mighty SUV commands the market’s best residual values in 2011

The Toyota Land Cruiser has rounded off its 60th anniversary in style by being declared the year’s top performer in terms of residual value. Glass’s Guide has calculated Toyota’s mighty SUV has held its worth better than any other UK model in 2011, revealing that a 2008 (57 plate) 3.0-litre D-4D Invincible automatic can still command 72.2 per cent of its original on-the-road price.

The top 10 compiled for the year-end would also have included several other Land Cruiser models, had the list not been limited to the highest-ranked example from each model range.

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Adrian Rushmore managing editor of Glass’s Guide, said: “The Toyota Land Cruiser has never been a victim of distress marketing by the manufacturer and this has ensured used examples have been in very limited supply. It enjoys the credentials of being a durable and reliable workhorse, an image that has endured for many years.”

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Land Cruiser has forged its reputation for exceptional strength and lasting quality in the world’s toughest environments. The latest versions of the model remains true to the rugged principles that defined its earliest “ancestors”, while making full use of advanced technologies to deliver even better off-road performance, safety and handling.