The Land Cruiser is one of the most popular full-size SUVs in the world. And in certain markets, it has a waiting period of up to three years.
Toyota has opened bookings for the all-new Land Cruiser 300 in India. The car can be reserved for Rs 10 lakh, which will delivered in a period of just over a year. Now, for those who think that it's a long waiting period, well, think again, for the car has always been in high demand and has a waiting period of up to three years in certain markets.
Like the LC200, the new LC300 will also be sold as a completely built unit in India. It made its global debut in 2021. However, it was delayed due to the acute chip shortage, which hindered the functioning of the entire automotive industry.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: Design
In terms of design, the LC300 looks like a true Land Cruiser – there is a large grille with liberal use of chrome and redesigned headlamps with vents below them. In profile, the car retains its butch upright stance, with prominent squared wheel arches and a prominent kink on the window line. At the rear, it gets slimmer tail lamps and a fresh design for the tailgate and rear bumper. The car gets five colour options and three upholstery options – beige, black, and red-black.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: Mechanicals
The LC300 is based on Toyota’s new GA-F platform, which is based on the TNGA, and retains the ladder-frame construction. Abroad, the car comes with two engine options – a new 409hp 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 and a 305hp 3.3-litre diesel unit. Both come paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Indian iteration, meanwhile, will only get the diesel option at the moment.
In terms of off-road capabilities, the car gets the same 32-degree approach angle as the LC200. Depending on the variant, the departure angle can reach up to 26.5 degrees. The ground clearance is rated at 230mm, and the car gets 4X4 drive as standard. The new model gets a more advanced Multi-Terrain Monitor system with an underbody camera. The control system has been revised as well, which will help the car maintain its speed while driving off-road.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: Bookings and Delivery
While the company has commenced bookings for the car, there is no word regarding the pricing yet. However, the company has confirmed a 3 year/1,00,000km warranty for it. In our market, the car will take on the likes of the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover.