Toyota Land Cruiser 300

Probably considered the best in its class the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 has arrived on our shores. It’s been 14 years since the model has had a design change resulting in the all-new designed LC300 representing the new age of Land Cruisers.

The 300 has certainly moved forward from the 200 in style terms with the front façade featuring a large and prominent radiator grille with sculptured rectangular headlamps on each side. While the unmistakable box-look remains the 300 has greater dynamic presence with a sense of agility. The immediately recognisable signature “channel” down the centre of the bonnet, rear large trapezoidal tail lamps and large Land Cruiser lettering and the Toyota Insignia all filter through from the previous design.

With the 300 carrying the reputation of the flagship of the Toyota SUV range the model features an all-new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform the first ladder-frame execution of this format. 

New engine line-up powers the newcomer providing a choice of a 3.5- litre V6 Twin Turbo petrol engine or 3.3-litre V6 Turbodiesel. Both engines replace the outgoing V8 and deliver increased efficiency, improved torque, and elevated levels of refinement.

The 3.3 V6 Diesel produces 225kW @ 4000 rpm with an incredible 700Nm available between 1 600 and 2 600 rpm.

The petrol V6 offers 305kW @ 5 200 rpm and 650Nm from 2 000 rpm. This engine uses the D-4ST injection system, quick response Dual VVT-I system and low-inertia turbochargers to achieve an ultra-smooth power delivery. Top speed of 210 km/h for both variants mated to a new slick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission with low range and diff-lock functionality.

Fuel consumption of 12.1 l/100km for petrol and 8.9 l/100km for the diesel with CO2 emissions at 291 and 238 respectively.

New grades of models are also introduced at this time namely the GX-R, ZX and GR-S. The entry level is served by the GX-R and the top end luxury the ZX. A GR-Sport will also be offered to serve the off-road market with features such as rugged 18’ alloy wheels, bespoke exterior styling and trim and off-road biased specifications.

The ZX has 20’ alloys, chrome detail and luxury-orientated interior trim.

As expected, the LC300 boasts a comprehensive specification level.

  • LED Headlamps
  • Keyless entry with auto door lock
  • Park Distance Control
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Climate control
  • Power driver seat adjustment
  • Multi-info Display
  • Navigation
  • Power outlets
  • Crawl Control
  • Drive Mode Select.

The ZX and GR-S variants have additional features.

  • Power operated back-door
  • Heated steering wheel
  • JBL 14-speaker audio system
  • 12.3’ Screen
  • Panoramic View
  • Wireless Charger
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

Various off-road technologies are also included such as All-wheel drive integrated management system, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Electronic Power Steering, VSC Brake control, Multi-Terrain select and low range mode to mention a few.

Safety and security have also been covered with Lane Trace Assist, Blind Spot monitoring, Lane Departure Alert, Adaptive High Beam, Stability Control, Hill Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Downhill Assist and Brake Assist.

The GX-R is available in two textile interior trims while the ZX has three luxurious leather-appointed interior trims in Black, Black and dark red or Black and Neutral Beige. 

Retail Prices

300 GX-R 3.3D                       R1 283 200

300 ZX 3.3D                           R1 765 500

300 ZX 3.5T                            R1 797 100

300 GR-S 3.3D                       R1 811 900

300 GR-S 3.5T                        R1 842 900

Petrol models on sale now with the diesel models following shortly.

9-services/90 000km service plan with service intervals set at 12-months or 10 000km. A 3-year/100 000km Warranty in included.


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