Last updated on April 26th, 2023 at 11:15 am
Recently, Toyota launched a new style and Toyota Land Cruiser L200 is now replaced by the new Land Cruiser LC300. It is available in India only in one model, Land Cruiser ZX (Top-model), which is only available in 5 seats & with a 3.3L V6 Turbo-Diesel Engine at Rs 2.10 Crores.
Besides This, the model we have shown in this blog will be available in India/Australia & UAE. in Australia we will get a total of 6-models of land cruisers Land Cruiser GX/GXL/VX/Sahara/Sahara ZX & GR Sport with 3.3L V6 Diesel Engine & 7-seater option at the price of $ 151,533.
And in the UAE Dubai, you will get a different version of a land cruiser with 3.5 L V6 petrol and 4.0 L V6 petrol with starting price of AED 223,900 read more below.
What you will read in this blog?
In this blog, you will read a detailed Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Review along with interior and exterior images, Price & specs.
And in we have shown the models you will get in Australia, India, and UAE so real till last for maximum information.about this suv.
Which model you will get in India & when?
In India, you will get only one top model which is Land Cruiser LC300 ZX which comes with only a 5-seat and a 7-seater model is not available for India with this model you will get a 3.3L V6 Diesel Engine only. You will have to wait 4 years to get one and customers are ready to pay Rs 50 Lakh extra for this.
And Toyota announces that the booking amount of the new land Cruiser LC300 will be Rs 10 Lakh in India.
Key specs LC300
|Engine||3346cc V6 Twin-Turbo Diesel.|
|Drive Wheels||4wd H4/HL ratio|
|Water Wading||700 mm.|
Land Cruiser price in India
|Sahara ZX (only for India)||Rs 2.10 Cr|
Land Cruiser Price in Australia
|Land Cruiser GX||$89,990|
|Land Cruiser GXL||$101,790|
|Land Cruiser VX||$113,990|
|Land Cruiser Sahara||$131,190|
|Land Cruiser Sahara ZX||$137,790|
|Land Cruiser Sahara GR Sports||$138,790|
Read more about the Land Cruiser LC300 Sahara ZX Model?
NEW EXTERIOR DESIGN
NOTE:- In this paragraph, I will mention the exterior features of the Land Cruiser ZX model India which is the same as the Australian Model.
I first saw this model a few days back at the Indian AutoExpo 2023 where Toyota revealed its top-of-the-line Land Cruiser ZX model. and I was amazed to see the size of this new Land Cruiser which was completely new and looked more modern than before. Read More
Besides this, the front portion is completely changed and looks almost square in shape from the front which makes it looks wide and the high bonnet gives it more presence on the road. when I was gazing at the car I saw front grille is larger than before and some air openings can be seen on the front bumper below the grille.
Let the air come inside to cool the turbo radiators. and the front bumper is of body color in the top model. other than this, the headlight design is also new this time Toyota has added bi-projector LED lights with auto leveling and the lower portion of the headlights consist of LED DRLs that match the front grille slot creates a smooth dynamic look.
I have also seen a headlight washer integrated into the bumper below the headlights and clean the headlights by throwing a jet of water on it. nice to have these features. Besides this, I also saw a front camera that can be seen just below the front logo this camera is part of a 360-degree view camera.
Ohh I forgot to mention fog lights in this model you will get LED fog lights with chrome surround and some sensor mount on the front bumper. New Land Cruiser LC300 has a large flat muscular bonnet housing a big v6 engine and the windscreen is a large rectangular shape that gives a commanding view of the outside.
And to help you drive this car in rainy season this car is equipped with Rain Sensing Wipers. and great of the things you can see in the images we have shown.
So just like the front side view of the car is rectangular in shape and it looks and feels big the thing I like the most is the Alloy wheel design these wheels are of glossy silver finish and their size is 20 inches which is a fairly large size.
And housing those larger wheels are trapezoidal wheels that have enough space to allow descent wheel articulation for the wheels. you can see in the images I don’t know if you can see the wheels in the image but during auto expo 2023 I saw them closely I personally like the wheels.
Let me tell you one thing before going to the Toyota pavilion I visited Lexus where I saw the Lexus 500d the other luxurious version of the land cruiser that SUV have the R22 Inch Alloy wheel and I was utterly amazed by their larger size.
One thing I must say is if you want more luxury than the Land Cruiser then you should go for the Lexus 500d.
Moving on to our topic, the side profile of the SUV is simple it has large square windows treated with chrome and these windows give you a good outside view. on the other hand, ORVMs are auto-folding and adjustable antiglare mirrors and LED turn signal indicators are integrated into them
And underneath the mirrors camera are provided for 360 Degree Views. and the rest of the things you can see in the images.
Moving on to the rear of the car you will notice an entirely new design and a new LED split-type taillight. on the previous land Cruiser V8, the tailgate was split type means half of the section opens upside and the lower half opens on the lower side.
but in the 2022 Land Cruiser LC300, you will get a single-piece tailgate that can be opened and closed via the button provided on the key fob touch the sensor on the tailgate and it will lift off on its own. and to close it buttons are provided on the lower portion of the tailgate press it and it will slowly come down.
On the rear, you will get rear wipers and washers, Defogger, a camera, and parking sensors. and on the lower portion of the bumper, a dual exhaust design is added to give it a sporty look and it will be much better than this if Toyota could provide a dual exhaust design with it.
Experience New Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Interiors
How to lock & unlock Land Cruiser?
Toyota has provided a key fob on which you can see the lock and unlock buttons press the unlock button to lock and unlock the car and to open the tailgate as well.
So let’s get into the car, first, I unlock the car and opened the front door I saw the Black & bridge interiors with soft-touch leather on the door and on the dashboard. so on the doors, I saw Toyota has provided Powered windows switches, ORVM adjusting switches, and 3-memory seat adjustment buttons.
One thing I have to say is if you have driven a Mercedes Benz GLE or Range Rover you may not like the Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 interiors because it looks simple and feels outdated. but it’s a huge step up against the previous Land Cruiser V8.
The build quality of the interiors feels premium and tough. on the right side of the steering on the dashboard hood and fuel lid opening latches are provided beside this traction control/tailgate release buttons are provided.
Similarly on the left side of the steering 360 camera button is provided to activate the camera. now moving on to the center of the dash a large 12.3″ color touchscreen display is provided that is better than the previous model.
And to control the screen function buttons are present below it in a metal finish. and on the right side of the touch screen engine start/stop button can be seen in India we are not going to get a fingerprint start/stop switch but in the Australian model, you do get a fingerprint sensor on it.
NOTE:- Fingerprint start/stop button sensor not available in India.
Coming further down I saw A.C. vents and their control and let me tell you you will get four Zone climate control in this model. Besides these front seats heating/cooled controlling buttons are provided and the front and rear defogger buttons are also there. you can see the button images we have provided.
Other than this, below the Air Condition some driving features buttons are given aligned vertically there buttons are starting from the top Drive mode button, drive mode sector knob, Muti-Terrain system, and DAC Down Hill Assist system.
Now this car has a couple of C-type, A-type, and 12 V power sockets to keep your gadget fully charged.
Now when I was reviewing this car I saw center console design is entirely new and the company has added new features to it like a 10-speed auto gearbox knob is there and on the right side of the knob, I saw the high/Low ratio selecting switch and right above it center differential lock and turn assist button is provided.
Besides this, an auto holds and parking brake button is provided and a new feature that has been added by the company is a wireless mobile charger which can be seen in the images on the left side of the gearknob.
moving slightly back on the center console I found two cup holders and a cooled box (tiny fridge) under the armrest that can be opened from both sides and some soft leather finish added to it so that you can use it as an armrest.
STEERING & SPEEDOMETER
Now let’s talk about the steering in the Top Model Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 ZX. so as I placed my hands on the steering it felt premium to me and it was fully wrapped in leather. Besides this, the steering is decorated with a wooden finish at the bottom of the steering wheel.
And around the steering mounted control, some metal finish has been added to make give it a premium feel, and it’s now a flat-bottom steering wheel. One more thing that I like about the steering is that it now has a heating function and a button to activate this can be seen near A.C. controls. as you can see in the images.
Now you might be thinking that it’s adjustable or not so the answer is yes it’s electrically Tilt and Telescopic adjustable and it’s power steering.
Now over the left side of the steering, you will get Audio, Phone call, volume, and MID adjusting buttons and on the right side, you will get Cruise controls and modes buttons.
Talking about speedometer, in this SUV you will get Analog Speedo and Tachometer and in between speedometer you will get multi information display that has colour display.
NOTE:-Australian model gets the Lane Change Assist button on the steering wheel as well.
Q:- How to adjust Land Cruiser LC300 Steering wheel?
Ans: To adjust the steering there is a knob is provided on the left of the steering (Right-hand Drive) that can be used to adjust tilt-wise and telescopic-wise by moving it Up/Down for telescopic adjustment and back/forth for tilt adjustment.
What about the seating comfort of the Land Cruiser?
Seats are really comfortable and upfront you will get electronically adjustable and three driver memory settings buttons can be seen on the door.
Besides this, both front and rear seats are ventilated to keep you cool on hot summer days and can be heated to keep you warm on biting cold.
Q:- How to turn on the seat ventilation and heating of the Land Cruiser?
To turn on the seat ventilation and heating buttons are provided on the center of the dash below A.C Vents for both the driver and Co-driver seats as you can see in the images.
Now talking about rear seats you will get 40:20:40 split bench-type second-row seats. these seats can be folded by pulling a lever provided on both sides of the seats.
and the middle portion of the second row can be folded to use as a center armrest the center armrest has two cup holders in case you need them. and these seats offer you a good amount of legroom, headroom, and decent under-thigh support.
Indian Model Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 gets second-row seats heating and ventilation and four-zone climate control. and rear A.C. vents, two C-type ports, and a 12V socket are available for the second row.
NOTE:- Australian Model Land Cruiser LC300 Doent get 2nd-row seats ventilation & Heating.
THIRD ROW SEATS (Only Australian Models)
So in India, you will not get 3rd-row seats but in Australia, you will get 3rd-row seats that can be folded completely to give you a flat floor. and believe me, 3rd row is best for kids only and not offers knee room and headroom.
and the best use of the third row is to fold them and you will get 1004 Liters (35.5 cu ft) of boot space best for carrying luggage.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 “Sahara” below ZX model.
NOTE:- The “Sahara” model comes just below the “Sahara ZX top model” and it looks the same as the ZX model but have few changes mentioned below. (Not Available In India)
So above paragraph we have seen the top model of land cruiser which is sahara ZX model.now in this paragraph i will mention some features that Sahara model. Read More
First, when you look at front of the SUV you will find that the front bumper of Sahara model is a bit shorter than the “Sahara ZX” model. because this Land Cruiser LC300 Sahara is for the off roading purpose.
And the benefit of getting shorter front bumper means higher approach angle that significantly increase the off-road ability of the car.whereas “Sharar ZX” model have much lower bumper that means it have lower approach angle that effects off road ability.
But the rest of the thing is same as the ZX model headlights & front grille you can read more about this on the above paragraph.
Second thing is, in this model you will get 18 inch premium alloy wheels instead of 20 inch wheels and the rest of the thing is same.
|Approach Angle||32 Degree (24 Degree ZX)|
|Departure Angle||25 Degree (25 Degree ZX)|
Just like the exterior the interior of the Sahara model is exactly the same and we have shown the detail view of the interior.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 GX “Base model” Review
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300: Wait Painful 4 Years To Buy because its a popular SUV and it’s designed to go off-road and it’s now more luxurious than the previous model. and one more thing this SUV also comes in a base model “GX” with a similar engine and transmission but it’s available in Australia no in India.Read More
So the base model, Toyota Land Cruiser GX looks the same as the top model ZX but there are some changes you will see in this SUV. like front bumper is shorter as compared to ZX (top model) this helps to gain good approach angle that helps to tackle off-road.
Beside this, the front grill comes in black color with the Toyota logo at the center and a camera is mounted below the logo for 360-degree view. and you don’t have any chrome treatment on front grill it looks simple. whereas you also don’t get any led fog lights either.
you have to buy fog lights as an accessories. talking about headlights you will get LED headlights with manual leveling (with top model Bi-projectors comes) and LED day time running light also features in this model but with different design as you can see in the images.
Moving on to the side of the base model GX land cruiser you will find the instead of 20″ wheel toyota have provided smaller 17″ steel rims that fixed with 245/75R17 tyre. Tyre may look small but great for off-roading and wheel articulation.
There is no chrome treatment you are go to see on the base model nor foot rest. but you do get electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMS with integrated turn indicators and camera mounted under neath the mirrors.
Beside this, no sunroof and roof rail available in the base model land cruiser it look really simple and basic you may not going to like it. but it has the thing that helps this SUV water crossing that is snorkel on the left side fender its mounted and its not only makes this car rugged but it increase the wading capacity off of the car.
Lets see what else we get in the base model at the rear. you will get LED tail light and halogen equipped turn signals. beside this Wipers and camera is available in this model.
Roof spoiler is also there. but tailt gate is not power after unlock the tailgate you need to lift it up. rest of the thing you can see in the images we have shown.
Experience the INTERIOR & FEATURES of the base model
NOTE:- we will mention the features and images of the base model only.
In this blog, i am showing the gray color interior. as this is the base model you are not going to get wood and metal finish on the dashboard every thing looks basic.
So lets open the door. as you will open the door you will see power windows and ORVM adjusting buttons and memory seat function button is not available in this model.
The basic design of the dashboard is same as the other model. in this base model company is offering 9″ colour touchscreen display along with AppleCar Play & Android Auto connectivity. and you will not get any CD player in it. but you will get 6-speakers with this model and you will get a C-type port to connect your phone.
Below the Screen you will get A.C vents and Dual Zone A.C controls can be seen in the with a digital screen and because this model doesnt have CD player so some space remains empty to carry things. beside this driving modes selector, DAC crawl, ETC 2nd buttons can be seen on the dashboard.
NOTE: “ECT 2nd button” helps car to start in second gear and on top model you will get Muti terrain modes.
Center console is pretty much the same as the top model the change is you will not get any wood finish on it. you will find Center Diff Lock, Turn Assist button and a 4H/4L shifting tiny lever. gearknob look is in black finish no metal finish here.
And no wireless mobile charging here and no cool box either but you do get two cup holders here.
STEERING WHEEL & SPEEDOMETER
well, steering wheel is exactly the same as the top model but one thing you will notice that no wood and metal finish is provided on it. And its not electrically adjustable.
Talking about speedomete its analog type but you do get additionally analog engine temp and fuel level gauge. and in between middle of instrument cluster you will get 4.2″ Multi Informational Display instead of 7″ Display as top ZX model.
Guys as this is a base model toyota is offering fabric seats front seats are manually adjustable and no seat ventilation is provided for driver.
same case with the second row these seats can be fold and after folding the second-row seats you will get nearly 2052 Liters boot space. and no third-row seats are available with the base model.
FEATURES LIST OF GX MODLE
- 9″ color touchscreen display.
- 4.2″ Multi Informational Display.
- Steering wheel controls.
- Digital radio.
- 12V accessory input – front and rear.
- Crawl control.
- Downhill Assist Control.
- Hill-start Assist Control.
- Smart entry and start system.
- Front dual-zone climate control.
- Electronic Park Brake.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 “GXL” Model Review
NOTE:- The Land Cruiser “GXL variant” is same as the “base model GX” so in this paragraph i will mention only the extra feature you will get in GXL model.
In the GXL model, you will get extra features that make this SUV more value for money model land cruiser, and above you can read the full review of GX model. Read More
- LED front fog lamps.
- Side mirror indicators.
- Auto-dimming and tilting, heated exterior door mirrors.
- Rear privacy glass.
- Aluminum side steps.
- Painted lower door moldings.
- Roof rails.
- Mud Guard f/r.
- 18″ alloy wheels (265/65R18).
Here you can see the interior of the land Cruiser GXL model and below we have mentioned the extra features you get over GX model.
- Fabric seats.
- LED front interior lamp.
- Halogen door courtesy lamps.
- Illuminated vanity mirrors.
- Carpeted floor.
- All-weather rubber floor mats.
- 3 drive mode select.
- Variable intermittent wipers.
- Blind Spot Monitor.
- Parking sensors – front and rear.
- 3rd-row seating.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 “VX” Model Review
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 VX comes just below the Sahara ZX model and it has almost all the feature you will get in the top model Land Cruiser.
Below I will mention only the features that you will get in this mid-class model. Read More
- 18″ premium alloy wheels.
- Projector Bi-LED headlamps with auto-leveling.
- Premium grille.
- Premium side steps.
- Puddle lamps.
- Tilt and slide the moonroof.
- Automatic rain-sensing wipers.
- Synthetic seats.
- Woodgrain look and synthetic interior trim.
- Carpet floormats – front and rear.
- 7″ Multi-Information Display.
- 12.3″ color touchscreen display.
- Satellite navigation.
- 4-zone automatic climate control – front and rear.
- •8-way power adjustable driver and front.
- Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger.
- driver power lumbar adjustment.
- 40:20:40 folding 2nd row.
- Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management.
- Lane Trace assist with steering wheel vibration.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 “GR Sports” Review
So the Land Cruiser GR-Sports is the most capable off-road model here and it sits above the Sahara ZX model and it has center, front and rear differential lock and it also has E-KDSS system that reduce the body roll. Read More
So this GR sports model comes with unique exterior design and looks entirely different from the rest of the models of the Land Cruiser series. starting from the front we have Unique black gloss mesh grille with white matte Toyota lettering at the center.
Beside this, at the center of the front grill Toyota has provided radar sensor and front camera. and a GR sports logo is provided on the front grille that makes you under stand that its sports model.
The headlights is same as the top ZX Land Cruiser which is Bi-projector LED headlights with auto leveling. and below the headlights LED fog lights has provided for better illumination. and in this model the lower portion of the front and rear bumper remains in unpainted.
Its because when you are doing off-roading you can easily get your SUV scratch and on black plastic bumper scratch cant be seen clearly. and it also gives the rugged appearance to the car.
Moving on the side of the SUV you will see that this model have wheel arch mouldings and side foot rest. beside this in the GR model you will get R18 black alloy wheels that not just looks sporty but also enhancing the appearance of that car.
Beside this, ORVMs are in black piano finish and door handles are in black color. ORVMs are integrated with LED turn signal and underneath the mirrors camera are mounted for 360 view.
Moving on to the rear of the car you will see LED taillights, wipers, roof spoiler, roof rack and electric sunroof and defogger as well. and underneath the car a full size spare wheel is mounted. and rest of the things you can see in the images we have shown.
The Land Cruiser Interior off GR sports is same as the top model land cruiser and below you can see the images we have shown.
The extra feature you will get here is front and rear differential lock buttons. beside this this model gets electrically adjustable seats 8-ways. and front and rear seats get ventilation and heating function.
In this model you have only 5-seater option. and you can see the Land Cruiser Interior we have shown here. Read More
Colors of Toyota Land Cruiser LC300
Toyota Land cruiser 2022 comes with 10 different colors as you can see in the images we have shown in the images.
- Glacier White.
- Crystal Pearl.
- Arctic White.
- Silver Pearl.
- Meriot Red.
- Saturn Blue.
- Dusty Bronze.
- Eclipse Black.
Performance and Handling of LC300
What kind of engine do we get in the LC300?
Well the older 4.5L V8 engine is discontinued and now we will get new 3.3L v6 diesel engine in India and Australia and in UAE we will get get 3.5L V6 petrol and 4.4L v6 petrol engine.
How its like to drive new LC300?
Well, this new engine is smother and more powerful than the previous V8 engine this engine is 3346 cc V6 diesel engine that produced 304 horse power and 700 Nm of torque which is enough to accelerate this 2630 kg SUV from 0 to 100 kmph near 7.72 seconds.Read More
Beside this Toyota has added new 10-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox that feels nice and smoother than before. and you might be thinking that loosing v8 engine means you don’t have enough power.but let me tell you this V6 diesel engine is much better than before.
You are not going to fell less power when you tap the throttle. taking about Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Mileage you will get 11 kmpl. which is great for this kind of large SUV.
one more thing this engine is equipped with twin turbo technology that helps this engine to generate more power and this engine is toyota’s first V6 engine and this same engine is doing work i Lexus 500D.
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Mileage
|Extra Urban||7.6L/100 KM|
Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 Specs
|Engine description||3.3L V6 twin turbo diesel|
|Maximum power (kW/rpm)||227@4000 (304 hp)|
|Maximum torque (Nm/rpm)||700@1600-2600.|
|Valve mechanism||24-valve DOHC, chain drive|
|Bore x stroke (mm)||86.0 x 96.0|
|Compression ratio (:1)||15.4|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.|
|Number of ratios||10|
|Differential ratio (rear) (:1)||3.307|
|Fuel economy² (L/100km)||Combined: 8.9, Extra Urban: 7.6, Urban 11.3|
|Fuel capacity (L)||80 (main tank) + 30 (sub-tank) = 110.|
|Steering operation||Rack & pinion|
|Power steering system||Integral|
|Turning circle – kerb to kerb (m)||11.8|
|Front||Ventilated disc brake with fixed calliper 4-cylinder|
|Rear||Ventilated disc brake with floating caliper 1-cylinder.|
|Front||Double wishbone / independent suspension.|
|Rear||Double wishbone / independent suspension.|
|Length||4980 mm (GX/GXL/VX/Sahara).|
5015 mm (Sahara ZX).
4995 mm (GR sports).
|Width||2000 mm (GX).|
1980 mm (GXL/VX/Sahara/ZX).
1990 mm (GR Sports).
|Kerb Weight||2495 mm (GX).|
2580 mm (GXL).
2630 mm (VX/Sahara/GR Sports).
2610 mm (Sahara ZX).
|SEATS||5 (GX/Sahara ZX/GR Sports)|
|With trailer brakes (kg)||3500 KG.|
|Without trailer brakes³ (kg)||750 KG.|
Land Cruiser LC300 “Comparision” with Nissan patrol and Defender
Which Land Cruiser model better for you?
This model is not available in India but its avialable for the Australian market this is the base model and its commercial spec LC300 buy this model if you want to use it only for off-roading and you have low budget. and it also have high/Low ratios.
This model is sligtly above and its better equipped the GX model and it also a bit expensive than this. instead of base model low budget people should buy it.
This model is comes under the the top model sahara top model and its slightly less expensive than the top model and this model have R18 inch wheel and if you want 7 seater land cruiser with luxury features than buy this model.
In this model you will get more features like ventilated seats and heated seats and all the premium features that you will get in the top model. but wheels you will get R18 inch and seven seats.
LC300 Sahara ZX
Its top of the line model and its available in 5-seats option with all luxury features you want and buy this SUV if you spend lots of time on the highway and less off-roading trails.
LC300 GR Sports
Now this model is specially design for the off-roading and this model comes with front and rear diff locks buy this model if you want the most capable LC300.
After analysing this SUV i came up on a conclusion that new Land Cruiser LC300 is truly capable and luxury SUV than the previous one and its also powerful. but one thing i don’t like that the you need to wait painful four years to buy it.
Yes new LC 300 comes with four years waiting period. and customer are ready to pay extra money to buy it, and in some countries this SUV is selling in the black.
Can I buy Toyota Land Cruiser in India?
Yes, land Cruiser is available in India only in one model Sahara ZX. and it cost near Rs 2.10 cr. but it has long waiting period so contact your nearest dealership to get one.
In which country Land Cruiser sold most?
Land Cruiser sold in Australia with V6 Diesel Engine and in Dubai with 3.5 V6 petrol engine.beside this LC300 is quite popular in India as well.
Why is Land Cruiser so famous?
Because this vehicle have solid build quality and great off-road capability. also it have geat on road presence and in Australia this vehicle used in remote areas. one more thing service network of toyota is good as compared to other brand.
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