The Toyota Land Cruiser is an off-road Sport Utility Vehicle that was first introduced in 1951 by Toyota. It is one of Toyota’s longest-running models and one of the most popular SUVs around the world due to its reliability, durability, and off-road ability. It is a front-engine, four-wheel-drive vehicle that continues to evolve throughout its generation and boasts an excellent reputation around the world.
The current Toyota Land Cruiser J300 which was released on 9 June 2021 and began selling in Japan on 2 August 2021, is built on the TNGA-F platform with redesigned body frame to reduce weight and increase rigidity. The J300 also inherits its predecessor’s essence of durability, reliability, and off-road ability joined by the new cutting-edge technologies for an easy and pleasant driving experience on any type of road without tiring easily.
Now, let’s get to know more about the New Toyota Land Cruiser!
The Toyota Land Cruiser exterior has a station wagon-type appearance like the other previous Land Cruisers. The headlights and radiator grille are positioned high-up while the lower parts of the front and rear bumpers are shaped to avoid obstacles. In addition, you can choose six colors and designs depending on the model grades you like. (Color variation depends on the region.)
The Land Cruiser is equipped with bi-LED, LED Daytime Running Lights, headlight washer, fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, adaptive variable suspension, Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS), indicator signal built into the wing mirror, chrome strips around the windows, roof rails, privacy glass, and integrated LED tail lamps.
The Toyota Land Cruiser interior has a premium look with a comfortable driving environment that gives smooth driving functions even in rough off-road conditions. The switchgear and steering wheel buttons down the bottom have metallic finishes. The upper part of the instrument panel is horizontal and uses six needle meters, positioned so the speed, rpm, fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage can be checked intuitively. It is to easily check the vehicle’s conditions in any road condition. The Toyota added a single dial that used to select Crawl Control, Down Hill Assist Control, Drive Mode, and Multi-Terrain Select. The Land Cruiser is equipped with four zones climate control, heated and cooled seats, electric seat adjustments, and electric steering adjustment.
Other features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AM/FM/DAB/Digital radio, 10 speaker sound system, push-button start, USB port, and 12 volts.
For safety features, it includes an autonomous emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming rear vision mirror, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, hydraulically assisted steering rack, radar cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, 360 camera, and Isofix points.
The Land Cruiser storage compartments consist of a wireless charging pad, 2 cup holders/bottle holders, center console, door panel, glove box, sunglasses holder, map pockets, two USB-C charging ports, center armrest with two cup holders on the second row, and two USB-C charging ports as well as cup holders on the third row. Also features 200 Liters of boot space and can be extended up to 1000 Liters when the third-row seat is folded down but if you need more space it can still be expanded up to 2000L when the second-row seats are folded down.
The current Land Cruiser J300 replaced the V8 engines and comes with a 3.5L V35A-FTS twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with a power of 305 kW (409 hp; 415 PS) at 5200 rpm, 650 Nm (66.3 kgm) at 2000-3600 rpm; 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 petrol engine with a power of 201 kW (270 hp; 273 PS); and 3.3L F33A-FTV twin-turbo V6 diesel engine with a power of 220 kW – 227 kW (295 hp – 304 hp; 299 PS –309 PS) at 4000 rpm, 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) at 1600-2600 rpm. These engines are powered by a 6-speed automatic or 10-speed AWR10L65 automatic transmission with an average fuel economy between 7.9 km/L – 9.7 km/L.
Land Cruiser Grades
Land Cruiser ZX Twin Turbo
The Land Cruiser ZX comes with 3.5L V35A-FTS V6 petrol and a 3.3L F33A-FTV V6 diesel engine mated to a10-speed automatic Direct Shift transmission. It is also equipped with Hands-Free Back Door, which allows the drivers with a Smart Key to automatically open and close the back door by putting their feet under the rear bumper. Also includes heated seats, 360 camera, 4 USB ports (1 USB-A, USB-C front, 2 USB-C rear), sunroof, ABS, ESC, 10 airbags, a reverse camera, power back door with kick sensor, and an integrated fingerprint sensor in the engine starter button.
Land Cruiser GR Sport Twin Turbo
The Land Cruiser GR Sport is equipped with 3.5L V35A-FTS V6 twin-turbo petrol and 3.3L F33A-FTV V6 twin-turbo diesel engines powered by 10-speed automatic Direct Shift transmission. The GR Sport features an Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that increased the driving stability and off-road performance of the vehicle, front and rear electronic differential locks, 18-inch aluminum wheels, integrated fingerprint sensor, smart key with GR emblems, front seats with GR emblems, genuine leather-wrap steering wheel which is a machined carbon-weave pattern with GR emblem, and special radiator grille, front and rear bumper.
Land Cruiser VX Twin Turbo
The Land Cruiser VX is the middle grade that comes with a 3.5L V35A-FTS V6 twin-turbo petrol engine featuring a 12.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Toyota Safety Sense, 18-inch alloy rims, 10 speakers JBL audio system, Eco/Normal/Sport Driving modes, integrated fingerprint sensor, 8-way power-adjust front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, smart keyless entry, push start, blind-spot monitor, active traction control, crawl control, multi-terrain select, and immobilizer.
Land Cruiser AX Twin Turbo
The Land Cruiser AX is a seven-seater with a 3.5L V35A-FTS V6 twin-turbo petrol engine and equipped with standard features including Toyota Safety Sense, integrated fingerprint sensor, blind-spot monitor, smart keyless entry, double-wishbone front suspension, multilink rear suspension, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, ABS, EBD, parking support brake, 12.3-inch widescreen touch display, 4-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming interior mirror.
Land Cruiser GX Twin Turbo
The Land Cruiser GX is the five-seater entry-level grade with a 3.5L V35A-FTS V6 twin-turbo petrol engine and comes with standard features including LED headlights, tail lights, daylight running lights and front turn signals, genuine leather-wrap steering wheel, dual-zone climate control with rear ducts, keyless entry and start, six-speaker audio system with AM/FM/DAB+6/radio, halogen interior lights, and 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Land Cruiser has been manufactured since the 1950s and has already been improved for the better and still ongoing. Now let’s take a glimpse on what the previous generation has offered.
Land Cruiser J200 Land Cruiser J300
Capacity / Doors 5-7 Seater / 5 Doors 5-7 Seater / 5 Doors
Production Period 2008 – 2021 2021 - present
Torque 544 Nm (401 lb-ft)
@ 3600 rpm
700 Nm (516 lb-ft)
@ 1600-2600 rpm
Power 284 kW (386 PS; 381 hp)
@ 5600 rpm
227 kW (304 hp; 309 PS)
@ 4000 rpm
Transmission 6-8 speed automatic 10-speed automatic
Engines 5.7L V8 3.3L V6 twin-turbo
Key Features 6-speaker unit, Bluetooth,
USB/AUX, keyless entry with
adjustable seats, hill start assist,
tire pressure monitoring, power
tailgate, four-zone climate control
Smart Key, front and rear
electronic differential locks,
18-inch alloy wheels with
all-terrain tires, 12.3-inch
widescreen touch display,
Toyota Safety Sense system
Length/Width/Height 4950mm × 1980mm × 1880mm 4985mm × 1980mm × 1945mm
The Land Cruiser is without a doubt one of the most popular 4×4 SUVs around the world. With its powerful performance, advanced features, outstanding fuel economy, comfortable cabin, and wide range of boot space, it is worth every penny. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the BE FORWARD store so you can start your purchase now. BE FORWARD offers more model options, colors, years, and engines that will definitely suit your budget.
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Written by: Esther Abranilla