Toyota Land Cruiser All New Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Revealed

From the United Arab Emirates, the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser made its official debut Tuesday. The long-awaited follow-up to the 200 Series adopts Toyota’s moderen GA-F platform, while still maintaining its body-on-frame construction. Beyond the expected exterior update, Toyota also says it focused on reducing the Land Cruiser’s weight, lowering its center of gravity, plus — again, as we’ve been expecting — twin-turbocharged V6 powerplants.

Sadly, at least for the time being, we are not going to see this generation of Toyota Land Cruiser in America. Toyota ended sales of the 200 Series in the U.S., plus has yet to confirm the new model for the North American market. For those who will have access to it, though, the new Land Cruiser sports a more traditional, more luxurious model as well as a more TRD-ish GR Sport version.

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series new GA – F Platform Saves 200 Kg

Safety kit in the latest, 300 Series Land Cruiser comes courtesy of Toyota Safety Sense with additional advanced functions, according to the manufacturer. In addition to collision avoidance and mitigation for pedestrians in daytime and at night, as well as for cyclists in daytime, two more functions have been added to the safety suite.

The first is for the detection of oncoming vehicles at intersections and oncoming pedestrians crossing the street when the vehicle in turning in either direction, while the second is an emergency steering and crash avoidance function that further assists with steering and lane keeping.

This is triggered when the driver performs an evasive steering manoeuvre, says Toyota. Also included in the active safety pack is Parking Support Brake, which is a form of autonomous emergency braking for the vehicle when it is moving forwards or backwards in a parking space. This will detect both vehicles and pedestrians, according to the manufacturer.

Meanwhile, the 300 Series Land Cruiser will be represented by a wider range of variants; in addition to the base and more luxuriously equipped models, there will also be a sportier GR Sport variant with black exterior trim and different wheels.

Market launches around the global for the latest, 300 Series Toyota Land Cruiser are planned for the summer of this year, says Toyota.

A camera-based terrain monitoring system will allow occupants to see the road conditions surrounding the vehicle, while the vehicle’s own technology will judge the quality of the road surface plus change the car’s operating mode accordingly.

The latest Toyota Safety Sense active safety package for LandCruiser incorporates a pre-collision system that helps avoid a collision or reduce damage by detecting pedestrians (daytime plus night-time) plus cyclists (daytime).

It can also detect oncoming vehicles at intersections plus pedestrians crossing the street when the vehicle is turning in either direction.

An emergency steering plus crash-avoidance function, which assists with steering plus lane-keeping, is triggered when the driver performs a steering manoeuvre to avoid collision.

The new Landcruiser is expected to launch in Australia later this year

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the new LandCruiser once again raises the standard by which other 4WDs are judged for reliability, durability and off-road performance.

“Incredibly reliable and capable, LandCruiser enabled Toyota to establish its foothold in the world automotive market, evolving from a basic 4WD utility into an upmarket SUV,” Mr Hanley said.

“It is an indispensable tool that supports our customers lives and livelihoods by enabling them to travel almost anywhere – and return – in safety and comfort.

“In our quest to make LandCruiser tougher and more capable than ever, we have taken feedback from customers from around the world. This includes extensive input from Australian owners who have experience in some of the world’s harshest environments.

“The new LandCruiser range brings improved design and advanced new technologies that advance its performance in all conditions while enhancing its comfort, convenience and safety as a luxury vehicle.”

Thoroughly updated, yet familiar interior

A camera-based terrain monitoring system will allow occupants to see the road conditions surrounding the vehicle, while the vehicle’s own technology will judge the quality of the road surface plus change the car’s operating mode accordingly.

The latest Toyota Safety Sense active safety package for LandCruiser incorporates a pre-collision system that helps avoid a collision or reduce damage by detecting pedestrians (daytime plus night-time) plus cyclists (daytime).

It can also detect oncoming vehicles at intersections plus pedestrians crossing the street when the vehicle is turning in either direction.

An emergency steering plus crash-avoidance function, which assists with steering plus lane-keeping, is triggered when the driver performs a steering manoeuvre to avoid collision.