Is This Oversized Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Built By Giants?
No, this all-new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 isn’t built by giants for giants and as far as click-bait headlines go… we failed. The Land Cruiser brand is now entering its 70th year. And to celebrate this milestone Toyota has released the Land Cruiser 300. The celebrations are somewhat limited because this beast of an SUV is not being sold anywhere in Western Europe or the UK. The Land Cruiser 300 sits on Toyota’s all-new global GF-A platform, which is ironic considering its omission from Western Europe and the UK. The new vehicle platform is 200kg lighter and this weight reduction will ultimately boost performance and efficiency.
The reduction in weight is partly attributed to the elimination of the V8 petrol engine. The Land Cruiser 300 will be powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel. No word just yet on performance stats but it should be measurably good enough. We do know however much power is generated by the new V6 powertrains, it will all be funneled via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Land Cruiser 300 will have a Land Rover style Terrain Response system and adaptive suspension that will improve road handling, comfort and stability. And it will need it because this is a mahoosive SUV. Sales will commence in summer 2021, prices in Australia will start from around $80k.