2021 Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Officially Unveiled
After a number of Internet leaks, the Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 is formally unveiled. In nearly 14 years the new LC300 is the first completely new Land Cruiser, one of the longest breaches between two models of this SUV. In select areas, it also receives a GR Sport variant and a 70th-anniversary variant.
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 has a full refurbishment, yet it is not distant from the outgoing LC200. There are noticeable improvements to newly designed headlights, a stronger grill, supplementary U-shaped ventilation running along the grill edge. The sides are marked by flashing wheel arches and fenestration of remarkable kinks in close proximity to the A- and D-pillars. Compared to the rear, it’s really clear.
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 is the replacement of the 2007 200 Series. In line with the framework structure that preserves the Land Cruiser’s UP, the company Toyota has chosen a new GA-F platform based on TNGA. The Land Cruiser will also enhance such things as the decrease of vehicle weight, decreasing the center of gravity, the introduction of new motorcycles as well as new interior and exterior designs.
Depending on the market, the LC300 receives a host of various motors and powertrains. A new 3,5-liter, twin-turbo V6 diesel with 409hp and 650Nm torque is available for the new Land Cruiser engine options. This motor is fitted to a 10-speed automated gearbox and runs 0-100kph in 6.7sec according to Toyota. This unit substitutes for the 5.7-liter V8, found in the preceding SUV generation. In addition, a 3.3-liter dual turbo diesel is also available, which is suitable for the torque of 305 and 700 Nm.
The new LC300 has the same 32-degree approach angle as the output LC200. The angle of departure varies from 26.5 degrees to a ground clearance of 230 mm. The new LC300 standard comes with 4WD and is also equipped with three differential locks.
In addition, the new Land Cruiser LC300 has the innovative Deep Snow and Auto mode multi-track selection system, and the Multi-Terrain Monitor has an underbody camera. The SUV speed is maintained when off-roading using a redesigned Crawl controller.
The new-generation SUV receives a fully revised cabin, beginning with a standard 9.0-inch infotainment screen. The list now includes a 360-degree camera and a head-Up display, including Apple car play and Android Auto connectivity. In the higher variations, an electrically adjustable steering wheel, an air ionizer, and also an identification system for the fingerprint are also available.
The new mid-range GR Sport version is a fresh addition to the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser LC300. The style of the alloy wheels is slightly different, with larger profile tires. Solutions say that the Land Cruiser LC300 GR Sport has an off-road suspension system that will improve wheel articulation even though additional information is still to be published.
Until the advent of BS6 emission rules, Toyota sold the former-gen Land Cruiser LC200 in India. We hope that sometime in the future the new Land Cruiser will return to India. As far as road transport operators are concerned, Toyota already offers the Fortuner in India and will debut Hilux pickups on our market this year.