The official launch was initially set to be very soon, but various delays has pushed it to August 2021. What we do know so far, is the design and that it will be built on the brands’ TNGA platform, reportedly reducing the weight of the vehicle by 200kg.
Best Car Web leaked the dimensions of the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 and is expected to measure 4 950mm long, 1 980mm wide and 1 870mm tall.
Reported specification levels:
– GR Sport (rumoured) Larger bumpers and fenders, 35 mm longer, 15 mm wider and 10 mm taller. The entire range could make use of the brand’s turbocharged 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine or twin-turbodiesel 3,3-litre V6.
As detailed by Japanese dealers, the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR-Sport will come standard with matte grey 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, GR-Sport exclusive grille and bumpers, an automatic tailgate and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system which can be optionally exchanged for a 12-inch screen.
The GR-Sport will also benefit from Toyota’s all-new Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System which stabilises the front and rear suspension through electronic damping based on the road surface conditions.
– Premium ZX trim Running on 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with sequential turn lamps, an exclusive grille and bumper, automatic tailgate with kick sensor and the same touchscreen configuration as the GR-Sport. On this model, the brand’s Linear Solade AVS comes fitted. This electronically controls the damping force of the shock absorber according to road surfaces to generate a balanced ride.
– Mid range VX trim will sport 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps standard grille and bumper plating, a standard tailgate with the option to fit the automated tailgate and a 9-inch touchscreen with a 10-inch being made optionally available.
Entry-level AX and GX 18-inch wheels, LED headlamps, a manual tailgate and the same infotainment options as the VX.
The current trim levels for the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 available to the South African market remain the GX-R as our entry-level and VX-R as the flagship. Both derivatives use the turbodiesel 4,4-litre V8 which has reportedly been discontinued for the next generation model.