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Everything We Know About The LandCruiser 300 Series (so far)...

Posted: 2/07/2021
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Get excited 4WD enthusiasts!

There’s a new King coming to town! If you haven’t already heard, the all-new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series is due to hit showrooms in late 2021 & we’re really excited. We thought we’d share with you everything we know right now about this exciting new LandCruiser!

Here’s what we know so far…

Lives up to the Landcruiser LEGEND!

Like the LandCruisers before it, the new 300 series is soon to be the latest addition to a long line of legends. It’s more than up to the challenge. Whether you’re exploring the bush, the outback, the mountains or local Sunny Coast day spots, the Landcruiser is the ultimate KING OF THE ROAD.

Enhanced performance

The LandCruiser 300 series is set to sport a brand new 3.3L diesel engine across all grades & has been engineered to be lighter, more responsive and stronger than its predecessor. It will have 227kW of power & 700Nm of torque, with a braked towing capacity of 3.5 tonne. This means the all-new LandCruiser 300 will have the grunt, off-road stability & 4WD technology to tow all of your toys wherever you want to go.

Luxury never before seen in the LandCruiser

The 300 series builds on the comfort and luxury that you’ve come to expect from the legendary Sahara LandCruiser name plate. And now with the huge technology upgrades designed to help you wherever you go, you & your LandCruiser won’t miss a beat!

Safety features for off-road adventures

Safety isn’t compromised in the LandCruiser 300, with every variant packed with intelligent safety features that are designed to help you drive safer. On some models, multi-terrain select & automatic mode will help you navigate through the roughest off-road tracks!

Fun facts you might not know about the LandCruiser

  • The LandCruiser was originally nicknamed the ‘Toyota BJ’. Built in 1951 it was quickly named the Toyota Jeep, but thanks to its B-type engine and the original name, the nickname BJ stuck… 
  • The first 13 LandCruisers in Australia were sent straight into battle. Carrying heavy duty machinery into the impossible conditions of Kosciuszco National Park for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.
  • The longest drive of all time was done in a LandCruiser – travelling 741,065 Kms over 30 years
  • The LandCruiser got 1st & 2nd at the 1996 Dakar (Unmodified Diesel Class) which is the most gruelling rally in the world, by travelling 8497Kms over 15 days.
  • The Japanese police were the first ever customer of the LandCruiser, adopting it as their patrol car in 1951
  • The original price of the LandCruiser was $2930!
  • It took 30 years to sell the first 1 million LandCruisers globally (1981), and only 9 more years to sell the 2nd million (1990).
  • The number 1 song when LandCruisers first landed in Australia was Too Young by Nat King Cole
  • In-dash CD players were first introduced to cars in 1985 but the LandCruiser only added theirs in 1993. Songs you likely listened to then were….I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf, I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston & You Don’t Treat Me No Good by Sonia Dada
  • The LandCruiser is Toyota’s longest running name plate
  • It is one of only two models still made in Japan, the other one being the Toyota Yaris!

 

The First-Ever Toyota Landcruiser (Credit: CarAdvice)

So if you’re in the market for a new 4WD, then don’t forget to add the all-new LandCruiser 300 to your list. It won’t disappoint. Register your interest below!

 

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