Toyota estimates that globally, a total of
10.4 million Land Cruiser units have been sold since the first LC was launched in
1951. And currently, more than
300,000 units a year are sold in
170 countries and regions.
To continue to live up to its reputation as a vehicle that allows
people to go anywhere and everywhere, Toyota has improved the model's reliability, durability, and
off-road performance with the
2021 Land Cruiser 300.
Whereas the previous generation are powered by V8 mills, the Land Cruiser 300 is now powered by a choice of a 3.5-liter gasoline or a 3.3-liter diesel, which are both
gas-powered V6 creates
410hp and 650Nm of pulling power, while the
304hp and 700Nm. Both engines use
twin turbochargers, and are mated to a new
Based on the new
GA-F platform, the Land Cruiser 300 is some
200 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, thanks to improvements in the frame and body, lowered center of gravity, weight distribution, and improved suspension structure.
The chassis was tested by
technicians and drivers from the brand's
Dakar Rally team, Toyota said.
To further improve the Land Cruiser's traditional off-road performance, the following developments and new technologies have been adopted.
The basic suspension performance, particularly the wheel articulation, has been improved. Articulation is the degree indicating the ability of a tire to stay on the ground.
Multi-Terrain Monitor, instantly displays obstacles as viewed from the driver's viewpoint, and
Multi Terrain Select automatically judges the road surface and selects the best driving mode accordingly.
Toyota said that light positions and bumper shape have been designed to not incur damage during off-road driving.
Despite all these changes, the vehicle's length, width, and wheelbase, as well as both the departure and approach angles, have been
kept the same as the previous model.
On the road, improved road-holding performance is provided by the adoption of the
E-KDSS Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS).
Inside, the Land Cruiser 300 looks set to retain its luxurious interior.
Toyota's hack pack included a photo of the
Land Cruiser 300 GR version. Aside from wearing a "GR" badge on the grille, it features blacked-out wheels, grille, and other panels for a sportier look. Its spec should equally sporty.
Photos from Toyota
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