Australia’s number one automaker has revealed all the secrets behind the new version of the iconic four-wheel drive, which has finally landed in Down Under.
Toyota Australia has officially launched the new four-wheel drive LandCruiser 300 Series.
The new LandCruiser 300 series brings major changes, including increased technology and luxury, a powerful new engine and an extended range.
Passionate customers will need to be patient, however, as supply issues mean Toyota Australia cannot confirm when buyers will receive their vehicles.
Customers are currently waiting up to nine months for very popular models such as the RAV4 and LandCruiser 70 series.
Prices for the five-tier LandCruiser 300 Series range start at $ 89,990 (before highway costs) for the base GX and rise to $ 138,790 for the premium Sahara ZX, a significant jump from the old version.
Two new models make their debut: the luxurious Sahara ZX and the all-terrain-oriented GR Sport.
The new LandCruiser abandons the V8 diesel engine of the previous version in favor of a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 diesel engine developing 227 kW and 700 Nm, an increase of 27 kW and 50 Nm.
A 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the old six-speed gearbox, which will improve performance and reduce fuel consumption.
Toyota says the LandCruiser will consume 8.9 L / 100 km of diesel, down from the 9.5 L / 100 km of the previous version.
It maintains the 3500 kg braked towing capacity of the 200 Series and has an increased payload of 90 kg due to the lower overall weight of the vehicle.
The brand claims that the 300 series is extremely capable off-road and has the equipment to back it up.
Equipped with high and low speeds, the LandCruiser also has six riding modes for different terrains such as deep snow, dirt, mud, rock and sand.
A new automatic mode that detects the type of surface below and adjusts itself accordingly.
A low-speed exploration function and a 360-degree monitor with an under-floor view allow additional peace of mind when cruising in difficult conditions.
Generous departure and approach angles give the LandCruiser extra capacity to tackle steep inclines and descents.
The cabin has also undergone a major makeover.
The instrument cluster is a mix of analog dials and a digital information display, but no high-tech all-digital instrument display will be found on most new cars.
The GX and GXL versions feature a nine-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and digital radio. VX and above grades mark a giant 12.3-inch unit.
Higher scores also benefit from GPS, which is vital for venturing out of the network.
The VX and higher have a CD player to keep music flowing when not in reception.
All except the basic GX quality come with a wireless device charger.
There are many standard safety features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assist, 10 airbags, a rear view camera and vehicle tracking in the event of theft of the vehicle. car.
The new LandCruiser no longer has an eight-seater option.
Toyota Australia Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley says the LandCruiser is part of Australian history after it was first put to work when the Snowy Hydro was built in the 1950s.
“As comfortable in the school parking lot as it is in the middle of the outback, the new LandCruiser 300 Series takes the comfort, safety and all-terrain capability of our flagship SUV to new heights.” , says Hanley.
“We fully expect this new generation to carry on the LandCruiser stellar legacy in Australia,” he said.
Australia played a pivotal role in the development of the new LandCruiser, which was tested here as early as 2014.