Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series: Reliability, Durability, and Off-Road Performance
Toyota Middle East released the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series. The 300 Series was upgraded across the board, even though Toyota is not known for changing the SUV. From the new V6 engine to the new GA-F platform, the new Toyota SUV is ready for trouble, on and off-road.
How many miles can a Toyota Land Cruiser last?
Toyota debuted the brand new Toyota Land Cruiser today in a press release. After over 70 years, the Land Cruiser sold over 10.4 million units in over 170 countries worldwide. The SUV stands for reliability around the globe. If you ask Toyota, the Land Cruiser will last forever.
Toyota chose to highlight the humanitarian and disaster relief efforts supported through the use of the Land Cruiser. Additionally, the brand spoke about how the LC allows people to travel through terrain that other vehicles might not otherwise reach.
“With these applications in mind and to continue responding to customers’ expectations of the Land Cruiser as “a vehicle that promises to take you anywhere & everywhere and come back alive and safe,” Toyota has been advancing and evolving the Land Cruiser by setting ever-tighter development and evaluation standards as needed, based on the actual usage situations of customers all over the world.”Toyota
Toyota says the LC has evolved for the 300 Series into a station wagon model. “Reliability, durability, and off-road performance” were the objectives. With that, the automaker set out to make a machine that could go off-road with ease for both driver and vehicle.
The Toyota Land Cruiser GA-F platform
The Toyota Land Cruiser has adapted the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform into the GA-F platform while keeping the same structure the SUV is known for. TNGA-F (GA-F) is the platform that underpins the brand’s full-size, body-on-frame SUVs. The automaker reduced the vehicle’s weight, lowered the center of gravity, and updated the powertrain. For the first time since 2007, Toyota redesigned the inside and outside of the SUV.
The frame redesign reduced weight and increased the rigidity of the suspension. Toyota reduced the total weight of the vehicle by about 440 pounds (200 kg). Toyota improved the weight distribution throughout the vehicle as well.
Some of the other new features include wheel articulation and the Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS). A wheel articulation feature is a number that indicates the ability of a tire to stay on the ground. The E-KDSS system is the first in the world to improve road-holding.
Multi-Terrain Monitor is a way to display obstacles from the driver’s point of view. Multi-Terrain Select helps judge the road based on the surface and selects the best driving mode for the terrain ahead. So even if you aren’t prepared for what lies ahead, your Land Cruiser will be.
The gasoline and diesel engine options
A V6 twin-turbo engine will come with the Land Cruiser. That will be either a 3.5L gasoline or 3.3L diesel engine. By departing from the conventional V8 engine, Toyota hopes to reduce global CO2 emissions by approximately 10%. Both engine options will come with Toyota’s newly created Direct Shift-10AT (10-speed automatic transmission).
For the 3.5L gasoline vehicle, the maximum output is 409 hp (305 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. The maximum output for the 3.3L diesel is 304 hp (226 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
The press release says that Land Cruiser 300 series is available “globally” this summer. While the SUV wasn’t slated for release in the U.S., is this an indication we might see it in the states after all?