A slew of off-road details and interior technology highlights emerge out of one of the LandCruiser’s largest markets: Russia.

Official details of the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series’ off-road specifications and interior technology details have emerged, around 24 hours after its global unveiling on Thursday.

The new information comes courtesy of a 35-minute walk-around video posted by Toyota’s Russian arm, which details approach and departure angles, ground clearance, and the array of technologies inside the cabin of the new LandCruiser 300 Series.

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2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series off-road specs

The video confirms the most off-road-focused variants of the new LandCruiser 300 Series with 18-inch wheels and shorter bumpers – likely the GR Sport (above right), or the entry-level model with a unique front bumper (above left) – claims an approach angle of 32 degrees, and a departure angle of 26.5 degrees.

For comparison, Australian-delivered LandCruiser 200 Series models claim identical 32-degree approach angles, but 24-degree departure angles.

A ground clearance figure of 230mm is claimed in the video – identical to Australian-market 200 Series models – though confusingly, this applies to range-topping versions with taller bumpers (with less clearance below them) and 20-inch wheels, suggesting the GR Sport and/or entry-level model with different bumpers could be capable of clearing taller obstacles.

A breakover angle for the 300 Series has yet to be confirmed, nor has the vehicle’s maximum wading depth. The outgoing 200 Series clams a 21-degree breakover angle and 700mm maximum wading depth.

Photos of base models posted online indicate 300 Series vehicles with 18-inch wheels are wrapped in 265/65 R18 tyres – 20mm narrower than before, translating to 31.6 inches of diameter, and 10.4 inches of width.

Meanwhile, flagship grades’ 20-inch wheels are shod in 265/55 R20 rubber – converting to a 31.5-inch diameter, and 10.4-inch width – manufactured by Dunlop, as shown in the video.

As detailed in our full reveal story, the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series debuts an electronic version of Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (known as e-KDSS), allowing the front and rear anti-roll bars to be “disabled” for increased suspension articulation.

Permanent four-wheel drive with high and low-range modes is standard, with flagship models available with three locking differentials across the front, centre and rear – claimed to be unique to the segment.

Up to five Multi-Terrain Select off-road drive modes are said to be on offer (when low range is engaged), catering to different driving environments: Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud and Deep Snow.

They join a further six regular drive modes – Eco, Normal, Comfort, Sports, Sports+ and Custom – which vary transmission programming, suspension behaviour, engine response and, according to the walk-around, the behaviour of the climate control system (likely switching it off in Eco mode to save fuel).

An off-road crawl control system – which can be varied between Low, Mid and High settings – allows the 300 Series to cross rough terrain both uphill and downhill at a fixed speed without the driver touching the pedals.

Other off-road features on offer include a new Multi-Terrain Monitor that makes the vehicle ‘invisible’ to show objects normally out of the driver’s view – allowing for easier placement of the front wheels off-road – plus 360-degree cameras and individual tyre pressure monitors.


2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series interior technology and features

Along with divulging a number of the new 2022 Toyota LandCruiser’s off-road specifications and features, the Russian walk-around video provides an in-depth look at the four-wheel drive’s cabin.

Up front, the dashboard on flagship grades is dominated by a tablet-style 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation – a substantial upgrade over the 200 Series’ 9.0-inch unit, which offered satellite navigation but lacked smartphone mirroring technology.

Drivers are greeted with a 7.0-inch digital display between two analog dials, along with a colour head-up display, with both sitting behind a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment.

There’s also a fingerprint reader built into the start-stop button, intended to reduce thefts by storing up to 10 different fingerprints, each able to be linked to a driver’s climate control preferences, seating position and favourite radio station.

Below the screen sits a panel of metallic switches for the climate control system – which offers four zones, matching the outgoing ‘Cruiser – and off-road controls, including a large Mode Select dial which can be switched between the six on-road drive modes and the five off-road Multi-Terrain Select profiles.

Second-row passengers benefit from two of the four climate control zones on offer, along with dual 11.6-inch entertainment screens mounted to the front seatbacks.

Other available features inside and out include a 14-speaker JBL premium sound system, six USB ports (two up front, four in the rear), wireless smartphone charging, a cabin air ioniser, electric front seats, power-operated single-piece tailgate, and a household power outlet in the boot.

There’s also a set of adaptive LED headlights capable of altering sections of their beam to prevent blinding oncoming drivers.

As reported, an array of active safety systems are offered with the 300 Series, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and support for intersections, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic-sign recognition, and low-speed rear autonomous emergency braking for car parks.


The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive).

Models at launch will be powered by an all-new 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel V6, sending 227kW and 700Nm through a 10-speed automatic transmission – replacing the outgoing 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel. A twin-turbo petrol V6 will be offered in international markets, while a hybrid model is due to arrive by 2025.

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Watch the full walk-around video below (though we’d suggest brushing up on your Russian first…)