has unveiled a giant leap forward in 4WD performance and technology with the
next-generation Land Cruiser making its global debut in the 70th anniversary
year of the legendary nameplate.
in Australia in the final quarter of this year, the new 300 Series is the most
capable Land Cruiser ever, expanding its unrivalled reputation for on-road
refinement, off-road performance, reliability and durability.
Toyota has learnt in 70 years of building four-wheel-drive vehicles has gone
into the design, development and manufacturing of the new Land Cruiser. The
new-generation range features a dynamic new TNGA platform, more powerful
engine, advanced driving technologies, improved suspension structure, increased
articulation, fresh styling and the latest Toyota Safety Sense electronics.
advanced attributes are combined with greater body rigidity, reduced mass,
better weight distribution and a lower centre of gravity.
newly developed 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine achieves V8-beating performance
and flexibility, lifting power output to 227kW (+13.5 per cent) and torque to
700Nm (+7.7 per cent). At the same time, it achieves noticeably lower fuel
consumption and emissions, supported by a newly developed 10-speed Direct Shift
automatic transmission and a kerb weight reduction across the range of more
Land Cruiser adopts a new TNGA-F platform while protecting its off-road core by
maintaining a frame structure. Towing capacity is maintained at 3.5 tonnes.
suspension performance with increased wheel articulation have further expanded Land
Cruiser's traditional capabilities in the toughest of conditions. In a world
first, an available new electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (e-KDSS)
provides outstanding off-road performance through a larger suspension stroke
achieved by effectively disabling the front and rear stabiliser bars.
firsts for a Toyota vehicle include a new Multi-Terrain Monitor that instantly
displays obstacles as viewed from the driver's viewpoint and the adoption of a
Multi Terrain Select function that automatically judges the road surface and
selects the best driving mode.
Land Cruiser's ability to conquer diverse terrain was confirmed by extensive
evaluation by in-house drivers with advanced or master-level technical skills
and drivers who have participated in the Dakar Rally.
keeping with Land Cruiser's off-road heritage, vehicle dimensions including
length, width, wheelbase and departure and approach angles are very close to
the outgoing model, depending on the variant.
such as the bumper shape and placement of lighting components have been
designed to help avoid damage during off-road driving.
latest Toyota Safety Sense active safety package for Land Cruiser incorporates
a pre-collision system that helps avoid a collision or reduce damage by
detecting pedestrians (daytime and night-time) and cyclists (daytime). It can
also detect oncoming vehicles at intersections and pedestrians crossing the
street when the vehicle is turning in either direction.
emergency steering and crash-avoidance function, which assists with steering
and lane-keeping, is triggered when the driver performs a steering manoeuvre to
70-year history of
Cruiser was launched on 1 August 1951 as the four-wheel-drive Toyota BJ, which
demonstrated a high level of off-road performance in adverse environments.
achieved fame by becoming the first vehicle to reach the sixth checkpoint of
Japan's Mount Fuji - higher than anyone had thought possible in a 4WD. In June
1954, the vehicle was renamed Land Cruiser. It is Toyota's longest-serving nameplate,
ahead of Corolla which began in 1966.
the end of 2020, a cumulative total of approximately 10.4 million Land Cruiser
4WDs have been sold in 170 countries and regions worldwide with demand now
running at more than 300,000 vehicles a year.
tally includes 1.12 million vehicles delivered to Australian customers - more
than 10 per cent of all Land Cruiser 4WDs ever sold. The totals include Land Cruiser
wagons, the heavy-duty 70 Series and Land Cruiser Prado.
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