Earlier this week we posted some leaked images of the upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Details of the range’s trim levels have now been reported by a Japanese publication that has sourced information from dealers local to its region.
As Best Car Web reports, The new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 was initially set to be revealed next month but due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we may only see it in early August. Bringing the moniker into the modern age will be the brands’ TNGA platform on which the new SUV will sit. It’s reported that this will reduce its overall mass by 200 kg.
As for dimensions, the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is expected to measure 4 950 mm long, 1 980 mm wide and 1 870 tall; pretty much identical to the current Land Cruiser 200. A wheelbase of 2 850 mm and a turning circle diameter of 11,8 m has been quoted, too.
A GR Sport derivative is rumoured to sit at the top of the range. With larger bumpers and fenders, it is expected that this derivative will be 35 mm longer, 15 mm wider and 10 mm taller. As previously reported, the entire range could make use of the brand’s turbocharged 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine or twin-turbodiesel 3,3-litre V6.
As detailed by Japanese dealers, the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR-Sport will come standard with matte grey 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, GR-Sport exclusive grille and bumpers, an automatic tailgate and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system which can be optionally exchanged for a 12-inch screen.
The GR-Sport will also benefit from Toyota’s all-new Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System which stabilises the front and rear suspension through electronic damping based on the road surface conditions.
The premium trim for the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will be the ZX which boasts 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with sequential turn lamps, an exclusive grille and bumper, automatic tailgate with kick sensor and the same touchscreen configuration as the GR-Sport.
On this model, the brand’s Linear Solade AVS comes fitted. This electronically controls the damping force of the shock absorber according to road surfaces to generate a balanced ride.
The mid-range VX trim will sport 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps standard grille and bumper plating, a standard tailgate with the option to fit the automated tailgate and a 9-inch touchscreen with a 10-inch being made optionally available. The entry-level for the range will be the AX and GX which get 18-inch alloys, LED headlamps, a manual tailgate and the same infotainment options as the VX.
It has also been rumoured that the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will not gain an eight-seater option and will be fitted exclusively with a seven-seat configuration across three rows. The reason for this is to give the SUV the ability to house a pair of captain seats for the second row.
The third row of seats will be stored in the floor as opposed to the current flip-up configuration to improve interior packaging.
The current trim levels for the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 available to the South African market remain the GX-R as our entry-level and VX-R as the flagship. Both derivatives use the turbodiesel 4,4-litre V8 which has reportedly been discontinued for the next generation model.