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Land Cruiser 300

Long live the King of Africa

Land Cruiser 300

Land Cruiser 300 

 

Long live the King of Africa 

For decades the Toyota Land Cruiser has been the Master of Africa, with it's legendary blend of reliability, comfort and off-road prowess making it unbeatable as a luxurious workhorse or adventure vehicle.  

Now, in the 70th year of Land Cruiser, a new chapter in the Land Cruiser's story has been penned with the unveiling of the Land Cruiser 300.  

The design itself is immediately recognisable as new, despite being an evolution of the traditional Land Cruiser design. The design is said to be 'functionally beautiful, and off-road capabilities have been taken into consideration on every step of the design process. The bumpers and lights, for example, are lifted out of the way of potential damage while tackling rough terrain. The vehicle size including the total length, total width, and wheelbase, as well as both the departure and approach angles have been kept the same as the previous model 

 The LC 300 is based on the new GA-F platform, which allows for higher levels of rigidity and lower weight, while retaining the traditional Land Cruiser strength of a frame structure. These new design features, along with lowered centre of gravity, better weight distribution and improved suspension structure, have made the new Land Cruiser easier to drive both on-road and off-road.  

Off-road capability has also been improved through the introduction of improved road-holding performance through the adoption of the E-KDSS (Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System), as well as the adoption of the Multi-Terrain Monitor, which instantly displays obstacles as viewed from the driver's viewpoint. Multi Terrain Select, which automatically judges the road surface and selects the best driving mode, is also included.  

Two new engines will be used in the LC 300, both in twin-turbo V6 configuration. The first is a 3.5-litre V6 petrol that produces 305kW and 650Nm, and the second is a 3.3-litre V6 diesel that produces 227kW and 700Nm. These engines offer superior drivability than V8 engines, as well as being more fuel efficient and producing lower emissions. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is mated to both engines.  

The very latest version of Toyota Safety Sense is installed, which has two new functions added to the pre-collision system, which helps to avoid a collision or reduce damage by detecting pedestrians (daytime and night time) and cyclists (daytime). The first is a function that detects oncoming vehicles at intersections and oncoming pedestrians crossing the street when the vehicle is turning in either direction. The second is an emergency steering and crash avoidance function, which assists with steering and lane keeping and is triggered when the driver performs a steering manoeuvre to avoid collision. 

To see a video of the new Land Cruiser, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCSxxuPE6wM 

The Land Cruiser by numbers 

  • The Land Cruiser is 70 years old, the first one manufactured in 1951.  
  • Approximately 10.4 million units have been sold since 1951.  
  • It is sold in 170 countries and regions.  
  • Around 300 000 units a year are sold. 

Land Cruiser 300 

 

Long live the King of Africa 

For decades the Toyota Land Cruiser has been the Master of Africa, with it's legendary blend of reliability, comfort and off-road prowess making it unbeatable as a luxurious workhorse or adventure vehicle.  

Now, in the 70th year of Land Cruiser, a new chapter in the Land Cruiser's story has been penned with the unveiling of the Land Cruiser 300.  

The design itself is immediately recognisable as new, despite being an evolution of the traditional Land Cruiser design. The design is said to be 'functionally beautiful, and off-road capabilities have been taken into consideration on every step of the design process. The bumpers and lights, for example, are lifted out of the way of potential damage while tackling rough terrain. The vehicle size including the total length, total width, and wheelbase, as well as both the departure and approach angles have been kept the same as the previous model 

 The LC 300 is based on the new GA-F platform, which allows for higher levels of rigidity and lower weight, while retaining the traditional Land Cruiser strength of a frame structure. These new design features, along with lowered centre of gravity, better weight distribution and improved suspension structure, have made the new Land Cruiser easier to drive both on-road and off-road.  

Off-road capability has also been improved through the introduction of improved road-holding performance through the adoption of the E-KDSS (Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System), as well as the adoption of the Multi-Terrain Monitor, which instantly displays obstacles as viewed from the driver's viewpoint. Multi Terrain Select, which automatically judges the road surface and selects the best driving mode, is also included.  

Two new engines will be used in the LC 300, both in twin-turbo V6 configuration. The first is a 3.5-litre V6 petrol that produces 305kW and 650Nm, and the second is a 3.3-litre V6 diesel that produces 227kW and 700Nm. These engines offer superior drivability than V8 engines, as well as being more fuel efficient and producing lower emissions. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is mated to both engines.  

The very latest version of Toyota Safety Sense is installed, which has two new functions added to the pre-collision system, which helps to avoid a collision or reduce damage by detecting pedestrians (daytime and night time) and cyclists (daytime). The first is a function that detects oncoming vehicles at intersections and oncoming pedestrians crossing the street when the vehicle is turning in either direction. The second is an emergency steering and crash avoidance function, which assists with steering and lane keeping and is triggered when the driver performs a steering manoeuvre to avoid collision. 

To see a video of the new Land Cruiser, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCSxxuPE6wM 

The Land Cruiser by numbers 

  • The Land Cruiser is 70 years old, the first one manufactured in 1951.  
  • Approximately 10.4 million units have been sold since 1951.  
  • It is sold in 170 countries and regions.  
  • Around 300 000 units a year are sold.