Toyota’s Land Cruiser 300 made its local debut in August.
Having earned the title ‘King of Africa’, the new Toyota Land Cruiser has big shoes to fill. Boasting with a brand-new powertrain, design, and grades, it seems more than capable to retain its title.
An all-new engine lineup provides consumers with two options 3.5l V6 Twin Turbo petrol engine that offers 305kW at 5200rpm with 620nm available at 2000rpm, the second option is a 3.3L V6 Turbodiesel that offers 225kw at 4000rpm with 700nm available between 1600rpm and 2600rpm. Both of these engines are paired with new 10 speed automatic transmissions with low range functionality.
Fuel consumption figures are listed as 12.1 l/100 km for the Petrol and 8.9 l/100 km for the diesel – with CO2 emissions checking in at 291 and 238 respectively.
There are many first for the new Land Cruiser, one being that there will be a GR Sport (aka GR-S) grade will be offered which serves as the off-road performance model. There are also two other grades on offer, ZX which replaces the VX-R which is more luxury orientated and GX-R which is utility-focused.
All models boast a comprehensive specification level including LED headlamps with integrated DRLs, keyless entry with auto-door-lock, park distance control, an electric parking brake, climate control with rear zone, power driver-seat adjustment, Multi-Information Display (MID), built-in Navigation (with Tracks 4 Africa support on GX-R), multiple power outlets with charging port, Crawl Control and Drive Mode Select.
Toyota Safety Sense is fitted to both the ZX and GR-S grades and offers a full suite of 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.
All models feature a 90 000km service plan and a three-year or 100 000km mechanical warranty. Service, maintenance and warranty plans can be additionally extended.
The GX-R is available with two textile interior trims, Black or Neutral Beige. The ZX model offers buyers a choice of three interior colour schemes with Black, a Black and Dark Red combination or Neutral Beige being the options. The GR-S features GR-specific interior trim with a choice of either Black or a Black and Dark Red combo. Exterior colour choices include: Glacier White, Pearl White Metallic, Satin Silver Metallic, Graphite Grey Metallic, Raven Black, Attitude Black, Ruby Metallic, Avantgarde Bronze, Moonlight Ocean or Classic White depending on derivative.
As expected the new feature-rich Land Cruiser does not start cheap, starting at R1 283 200 for the Land Cruiser 300 GX-R 3.3D at the top end you can expect to pay R1 842 900 for the Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.5T.
|Land Cruiser GX-R 3.3D||R1 283 200|
|Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.3D||R1 765 500|
|Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.5T||R1 797 100|
|Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.3D||R1 811 900|
|Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.5T||R1 842 900|
Petrol ZX models will be available first with diesel and GR-S derivatives following shortly thereafter.
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