The first all-new Land Cruiser has made its local debut after 14 years. With an all-new design and Toyota’s acclaimed Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) architecture, the LC300 shows off an entirely new age of Land Cruiser.
According to Motorpress, the Land Cruiser serves as a flagship model to the Toyota SUV range – carrying an enviable reputation as the “Master of Africa.”
An all-new engine line-up is on the cards for this newcomer. Buyers have a choice of a 3.5-litre V6 Twin Turbo petrol engine or 3.3-litre V6 Turbodiesel.
The 3.3-litre V6 Diesel punches out 225 kW with 700 Nm or torque, while the V6 petrol offers 305 kW with 650 Nm of torque. The petrol engine utilise Toyota’s D-4ST injection system which is a combination of port and direct inection, quick-response Dual VVT-i system and low-intertia turbochargers enabling a ultra-smooth power delivery.
Top speed is pegged at 210 km/h and the new engines are mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission with low-range and diff-lock functionality.
Fuel consumption figures are listed as 12.1 l/100 km for petrol and 8.9 l/100 km for diesel – with CO2 emissions checking in at 291 and 238 respectively.
The Land Cruiser 300 also introduces a new grade line-up, namely GX-R, ZX and GR-S. GX-R remains the utility-focussed model and serves as the entry point to the range, while the ZX serves as the luxury model.
Safety & Security
Toyota Safety Sense is fitted to both the ZX and GR-S grades and offers active safety aids with autonomous driving technologies such as Lane Trace Assist and all-speed radar cruise control. The usual supporting functions such as Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Lane Departure Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) with braking, and Adaptive High Beam are also included.
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Active Traction Control (ATRC) and Hill Assist Control (HAC), join Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and the obligatory ABS, EBD and Brake Assist (BA) driver support systems.
Colours and trims
The GX-R is available with two textile interior trims, Black or Neutral Beige. The ZX model offers buyers a choice of three luxurious leather-appointed interior colour schemes with Black, a Black & Dark Red combination or Neutral Beige being the options. The GR-S features GR-branded leather interior trim with a choice of either Black or a Black & Dark Red combo.
Land Cruiser 300 GX-R 3.3D – R 1 283 200
Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.3D – R 1 765 500
Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.5T – R 1 797 100
Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.3D – R 1 811 900
Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.5T – R 1 842 900
Peace of Mind
All LC300 models are sold with a 9-services / 90 000 km service plan with service intervals set at 12-months or 10 000 km. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is included. Customers can also purchase service, maintenance plans and warranty extensions from their nearest Toyota dealer.