Toyota unveils new Land Cruiser 300 SUV


This premiere became one of the loudest in 2021. And the SUV was able to surprise with its appearance, interior and technical equipment.

On Wednesday, June 9, the Japanese company Toyota held an event at which the new Land Cruiser 300 was presented. Note that the car has not been updated for more than 10 years, so the modernization turned out to be very significant.

In general, the style has been preserved in appearance, but if you look closely at the details, there are many differences. So, the optics received an LED filling and a narrowed shape, and the radiator grille became more massive. The bumper has acquired the most complex structure in the front end.

The rear of the SUV has changed completely – it relies on a new tailgate, a modernized bumper and a different pattern of lights. The designers did not spare chrome.

The main news for most fans of the model is that the frame structure has been retained, but a number of advantages have been obtained through the use of the new platform. The rigidity of the body has increased by 20%, while the car has become lighter by 200 kg. Toyota worked on the handling of the car – for this, an electric actuator was provided to help the hydraulic booster. Now the driver will not feel like driving a large and clumsy car.

The interior of the Toyota Land Cruiser has changed radically. The head unit now has a “hover” effect and the most modern set of functions, and the instrument panel has become more informative.

The steering wheel is completely new and has keys for controlling the most important functions. The engine can now be started from the button. Climate control for 4 zones will be available in the cabin of the new Land Cruiser 300 – now each passenger will be able to “adjust the weather” for themselves. Sales of new items will begin with a 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine and 415 hp. It will be combined with the most modern 10-speed automatic transmission, so we should expect smooth running and lower fuel consumption. The dynamics turned out to be excellent – it takes only 6.7 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h.

Toyota claims that the car will be one of the best in terms of sound insulation. They did not forget about air ionization and wireless charging, which is so popular today. To protect against hijackers, the start button has been equipped with a fingerprint ID. The off-road qualities of the model have become even better, although it was for this parameter that many feared. The ground clearance was 230 mm, and the angle of entry was 32 degrees.

The all-wheel drive is permanently rigid, and the suspension is adaptive and supplemented by an active control system. All this allows you to perfectly adjust between different road conditions. One of the innovations was a special system for driving in difficult conditions, which was called the Multi-Terrain Monitor – it in 3D graphics allows you to project an image under the bottom of the car.