2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 side-by-side with LandCruiser 200

After months of leaks and experiences about the way it’s going to seem, the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 has in spite of everything damaged quilt.

It’s been 14 years for the reason that closing all-new LandCruiser introduced, the longest smash between new fashions within the nameplate’s greater than 70-year lifestyles.

So much has modified for the reason that LandCruiser 200 (beneath in facelifted guise) introduced in 2007.

Australia has observed 5 Top Ministers over six separate stints in energy, and our inhabitants has jumped from 20.8 million to twenty-five.7 million other folks.

Toyota has long gone from promoting 236,647 automobiles for a 22.5 according to cent marketplace percentage in 2007, to promoting 204,801 in 2020 for a 22.3 according to cent percentage.

Virtually 50,000 automobiles of that 2007 tally have been inbuilt Australia.

Anyway, sufficient taking a look backwards. As reported up to now, the 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine from the LandCruiser 200 is long gone for 2022.

You’ll want to break out with giant, thirsty V8 engines in 2007, however they’re much less applicable in 2021 – now not such a lot in Australia, however in world markets with strict emissions requirements.

It’s been changed by means of a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine with 227kW of energy and 700Nm of torque, up a wholesome 27kW and 50Nm at the larger V8.

If the LandCruiser 300 is to closing on the subject of 14 years, it’ll want greater than only a twin-turbocharged V6. We’re anticipating a hybrid, nevertheless it may well be a couple of years away at this degree.

Two petrol engines introduced with the LandCruiser, however they’re not really to return to Australia.

We’re nonetheless ready on ultimate dimensions from Toyota, however we now know precisely what the brand new LandCruiser will appear to be. Right here’s the way it stacks up subsequent to the outgoing type.

Entrance three-quarter

The brand new LandCruiser is obviously an evolution of the former type, with slimmer headlights and and bolder grille.

The GR Recreation type debuts a brand new search for the entrance finish with TOYOTA spelled out in complete around the grille as a continuation of the L-shaped daylight hours operating lighting, and black distinction bumpers to check the black alloy wheels and aspect steps.

Toyota says the brand new automobile’s departure and means angles are “very on the subject of the outgoing type, relying at the variant”.

“Options such because the bumper form and site of lighting fixtures parts were designed to assist keep away from injury all the way through off-road using,” it says.

Information about the present LandCruiser 200’s off-road credentials are beneath:

  • Floor clearance: 230mm
  • Way attitude: 32 levels
  • Departure attitude: 24 levels
  • Ramp-over attitude: 21 levels
  • Wading intensity: 700mm

Rear three-quarter

As is the case up entrance, the 2022 LandCruiser has developed on the rear somewhat than being revolutionised.

The tailgate is flatter than sooner than, and the LandCruiser branding is extra outstanding with the deletion of the chrome strip linking the tail lighting.

Toyota has carried over the chunky detailing over the rear wheel arches, however the strains at the 2022 type are sharper and the window line rises extra dramatically.


It seems like Toyota has made giant strides at the back of the wheel of the LandCruiser 300.

The 200 Collection has been regularly up to date since its release, however extra trendy circle of relatives seven-seaters have moved the sport ahead in relation to garage areas, wi-fi telephone chargers, and USB tool energy.

Toyota hasn’t made transparent how massive the touchscreen infotainment device sitting atop the dashboard is, nor the dimensions of the color show between the analogue dials.

Below the bonnet

Good-bye V8, hi V6 engine.

The 2022 LandCruiser 300 Collection will release with a collection of 3 engines globally, despite the fact that the three.3-litre twin-turbo-diesel V6 engine is of essentially the most hobby to Australia.

Its figures are beneath, in comparison to the 200 Collection:

LC200 LC300
Displacement 4.5 litres 3.3 litres
Cylinders 8 Six
Energy 200kW 227kW
Torque 650Nm 700Nm

Below the outside

The brand new LandCruiser is the primary body-on-frame car to trip on a variation of Toyota’s newest TNGA underpinnings.

Dubbed TNGA-F, the chassis underneath the 300 Collection LandCruiser contributes to weight financial savings of as much as 200kg in comparison to the 200 Collection.

Even supposing the smaller, extra trendy engines play a job, Toyota says the body and physique of the 300 are lighter than sooner than.

With a decrease centre of gravity, extra balanced weight distribution, and progressed wheel articulation, Toyota additionally says the brand new ‘Cruiser might be extra succesful off the crushed monitor.

Vary-topping fashions might be to be had with a brand new digital model of the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension Machine presented at the present LandCruiser.

Cars provided with e-KDSS are in a position to succeed in an extended suspension stroke by means of “successfully disabling the entrance and rear stabiliser bars”.

Recently, the fully-mechanical KDSS device objectives to chop physique roll at the street and allow larger wheel shuttle off it by means of adjusting the stiffness of the anti-roll bars the usage of a central hydraulic cylinder.

Different off-road aids come with a Multi Terrain Choose device that robotically chooses the most efficient using mode for the present street floor, and a brand new Multi-Terrain Track, which makes use of the central show to turn in a different way obscured hindrances from the driving force’s perspective.