5 August 2021 ·

LandCruiser Series 300 in Brisbane! Everything you need to know.

we've taken the time to collate nearly everything you would ever need to know about the entire Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

After 70 years in the making, the legend of the King Off The Road continues. 

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The LandCruiser 300 is the new generation in a long line of legends. Like those before it, it is up to the challenge in the bush, the outback, the mountain pass and yet it’s built to take on the city. With up to 7 seats in Sahara and full time 4WD across all models this is the strongest, safest, smartest and most luxurious LandCruiser yet.

Introducing the Sahara ZX and the GR Sport

The LandCruiser 300 is joined by two exciting new variants, the luxurious Sahara ZX and the adventure seeking GR Sport.

Smarter than ever

The LandCruiser 300 comes filled with intelligent and intuitive technology designed to help keep you safe and connected.

Quality you can rely on

Every aspect of the LandCruiser 300, including its genuine accessories is designed, engineered and built with quality in mind. This is the most powerful and capable LandCruiser ever made.

Meet the full LandCruiser 300 range

The All-New LandCruiser 300 is almost here, ready to take you to the farthest flung corners of Australia and back home again. Compare the variants, specs and prices and prepare to meet your ideal LandCruiser 300.

GX

A new 3.3L V6 Twin Turbo Diesel and 10-Speed Automatic Transmission means you’ve got the power to explore. You also find sophisticated technology and connected features throughout the 5 seat cabin.

GXL

The GXL adds more technology like wireless phone charging, front and rear parking sensors and Multi-Terrain Select for enhanced off-roading. And there’s third row seating, increasing its capacity to 7 people.

VX

More luxury and more technology like a 12.3” Multimedia display, 8-Way power adjustable seats for the front row, Moonroof and premium interior finishes sees the VX climb to new heights.

Sahara

The Sahara has a long history of combining exploration and luxury. The newest Sahara adds a 14 speaker JBL®[C8] system, dual rear seat entertainment, leather accented interior, power folding third row and back door as well as heated and ventilated seating for the first and outboard second row.

Sahara ZX

The All-New 5 seat Sahara ZX means business, adding carbon look steering wheel, centre console and door trim plus a Rear Torque Sensing Limited Slip Differential (LSD). Unique 20” wheels, a hands-free tailgate and illuminated side steps enhances the level of luxury.

GR Sport

With a nod to our motorsport pedigree the GR Sport has both carbon look interior trim as well as GR Sport logos and badging throughout the interior and exterior. Front and rear differential locks and the Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System ensure power is expertly deployed in all conditions.

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History of the Toyota LandCruiser

The LandCruiser was originally nicknamed the ‘Toyota BJ’. Built in 1951 it was quickly named the Toyota Jeep, but thanks to its B-type engine and the original name, the nickname BJ stuck… then it reimagined the models into the J models and the rest as they say is history.

From humble beginnings this iconic roadster was adopted as one of our own very early on. Read all about the history of the LandCruiser 300 Series as the latest in a long line of legends here, including all the models leading up until now.

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How much will the new LandCruiser 300 Series cost?

With world class engineering, huge upgrades to interior comfort and technology suite, we know it will be love at first drive, no matter the cost. 

However, we have got you covered. There are 6 new exciting models listed below in the new series and prices for the LC300 series officially start from $92,990 for the GX model and increase as your value does. 

Check out our article here for the full run-down on the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Price

 

 

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Enhanced performance

Sporting a brand new V6 3.3L Diesel twin-turbo engine and transmission across all grades, the LandCruiser 300 is engineered to be lighter, more responsive and stronger. With 227kW of power and 700Nm of torque it has a braked towing capacity of 3500kg. All that strength coupled with exceptional off road stability and 4WD technology means it will perform where others won’t go.

Upgraded luxury

The newest LandCruiser variants, the Sahara ZX and GR Sport build on the comfort and luxury you’ve come to expect from the legendary Sahara. But don’t worry, all variants are packed with sophisticated technology designed to help assist you in whatever journey you’re planning

What’s different about the Toyota LC300 Series?

The Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will offer vastly increased levels of safety, luxury and connectivity.

The exciting part is, this is a complete development update from Toyota. The first for the LandCruiser in over 14 years!

There's also improved seat comfort, a bigger central touch-screen infotainment system and loads of entertainment options for second- and third-row passengers – including a Wi-Fi-enabled 11.6-inch rear entertainment touch-screen.

High-grade models will get a big 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system, 14-speaker JBL audio system, woodgrain trim and a small in-car fridge.

There has been a complete look and feel overhaul, with particular focus on exponentially increasing the interior comfort whilst at the same time enhancing the engineering to deliver the most lightweight, powerful and precise LandCruiser ever!

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How does the LandCruiser 300 Series compare to the 200 Series?

It’s a completely re-imagined offering. 

New Engine

Australian buyers will only be offered an all-new 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel V6, which will replace the existing 4.5-litre V8.

Yes the 200 Series is a V8 and the 300 Series took the decision to operate with V6 - but for very good reason. 

The new V6 engine will deliver 227kW of power and a stump-pulling 700Nm of torque.

New Suspension

Toyota says the new suspension structure that differs from the 200 delivers a "giant leap forward in 4WD performance" thanks to increased wheel articulation, making it "the most capable LandCruiser ever".

Despite offering improved body rigidity, the 300 Series is not only lighter than the 200 Series but brings better weight distribution and a lower centre of gravity thanks in part to an aluminium roof but mostly the smaller, repositioned V6 engines.

Like the 200 Series, the 2022 LandCruiser was developed and tested both here in Australia and globally, and it remains roughly the same size as its 4990mm-long and 1980mm-wide predecessor.

New Weight

However, the kerb weight of the new model has dropped by up to 200kg on some models, although Toyota Australia is claiming reductions of about 100kg across its diesel range, whilst also adding a host of new technologies.

The V6 paired with world class innovations in welding and engine placement mean that there is more torque, power, towing capacity and speed with this engine. 

Less Emissions

Importantly there is also less emissions and the series tout an impressive 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle, or 7.6 litres per 100km on the highway. 

What are the LC300 Series top of the line models?

Say hello to the all new LandCruiser GR Sport and LandCruiser Sahara ZX.

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Sahara, Sahara ZX and GR Sport pre-production models shown. Final range and specifications may differ from those depicted.

Get to know the GR Sport and Sahara ZX

Developed as a base vehicle for the Dakar Rally the GR Sport is the LandCruiser at its absolute best. Created to be the ultimate 4WD it’s at home on rough trails and off-road environments thanks to an enhanced drivetrain and intelligent suspension system.

The Sahara ZX adds graceful styling plus first and outer second row heated and ventilated seats, hands-free tailgate with a kick sensor, and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential on the rear axle. The peak of comfort and luxury, it’s at home everywhere from off-road tracks to highway touring.

Learn all about these two models in our in-depth specs analysis article Top LandCruiser Models GR Sport and Sahara ZX Explained.

10 LandCruiser 300 Series Fun facts

Here's our lists of fun facts you may not know about the Toyota LandCruiser;

  1. Originally nicknamed the ‘Toyota BJ’. Built in 1951 it was quickly named the Toyota Jeep, but thanks to its B-type engine and the original name, the nickname BJ stuck… 
  2. The first 13 LandCruisers in Australia were sent straight into battle. Carrying heavy duty machinery into the impossible conditions of Kosciuszco National Park for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.
  3. The longest drive of all time was done in a LandCruiser – travelling 741,065 Kms over 30 years Longest drive of all time 692,227km
  4. Emil and Liliana Schmid spent almost 30 years travelling the world non stop. Their LandCruiser 60 has been to over 180 countries and territories.
  5. The LandCruiser got 1st & 2nd at the 1996 Dakar (Unmodified Diesel Class) which is the most gruelling rally in the world, by travelling 8497Kms over 15 days.
  6. The Japanese police were the first ever customer of the LandCruiser, adopting it as their patrol car in 1951
  7. The original price of the LandCruiser was $2930!
  8. It took 30 years to sell the first 1 million LandCruisers globally (1981), and only 9 more years to sell the 2nd million (1990).
  9. The number 1 song when LandCruisers first landed in Australia was Too Young by Nat King Cole
  10. The LandCruiser is Toyota’s longest running name plate

How safe are Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series models?

Safety isn’t compromised in the LandCruiser 300 series. Every LandCruiser 300 variant gets Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of intelligent safety features designed to help you drive safer. On some variants Multi-Terrain Select, with Automatic Mode helps you to navigate the roughest of off-road terrains.

The Toyota Safety Sense package includes Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as active cruise control, auto high beam, lane-leap technology — and lane-trace assist in some models.

As Chief Engineer for the LC300 series Takami Yokoo says this of the safety;

"The heart of the LandCruiser lies in bringing safety and security to all passengers...that will get you home safely, no matter where you go"

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Every LandCruiser 300 variant gets Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of intelligent safety features designed to help you drive safer. On some variants Multi-Terrain Select, with Automatic Mode helps you to navigate the roughest of off-road terrains.

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  • Building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

    The first 13 LandCruisers in Australia were sent straight into battle. It was their job to carry heavy duty machinery into the impossible terrain and harsh conditions of Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Longest drive of all time 692,227km

    Emil and Liliana Schmid spent almost 30 years travelling the world non stop. Their LandCruiser 60 has been to over 180 countries and territories.

  • 1st and 2nd 1996 Dakar Unmodified Diesel Class

    8497km over 15 days. That’s how far two LandCruisers drove to take the top two podium spots during the most gruelling rally in the world.

The LandCruiser’s unbeatable spirit means it’s been part of thousands of success stories over the last 70 years both on the world stage and in the back paddock. The LandCruiser 300 will build upon the quality, ruggedness and capability it took to create such legendary stories. Imagine where yours will take you.

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The LandCruiser’s unbeatable spirit means it’s been part of thousands of success stories over the last 70 years both on the world stage and in the back paddock. The LandCruiser 300 will build upon the quality, ruggedness and capability it took to create such legendary stories. Imagine where yours will take you.