There is no doubt that the Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the greatest SUVs of all time. This epic off-roader has a heritage stretching back all the way to the 1940s. Its DNA developed over time, and today we have a sleek, powerful model that's equally at home on the city streets as it is tackling some of the most challenging terrain on the planet.
However, Toyota believes that just because you’re heading offroad doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and style. So the new Toyota LC300 interior is one of the most elegant and refined yet, featuring supple suede seats, a leather-covered steering wheel, and a host of infotainment technology to make the journey even more memorable.
A 3.5Ltr, twin-turbocharged V6 engine powers the LC300, and the 2022 model delivers 409hp and 650Nm of torque. The engine is married up to a 10-speed transmission, giving smooth power delivery whatever the road conditions. The 4x4 drive chain also makes it sure-footed and nimble over tricky terrain.
However, what makes all the difference with the LC300 is the huge reduction in weight compared to previous models. Toyota has managed to shave off a massive 200kg, raising the power-to-weight ratio considerably and improving fuel efficiency. While the dimensions of the LC300 remain the same as previous models, this version is based on the all-new GA-F body-on-frame platform. It’s this that has allowed Toyota to reduce the weight by so much, as well as giving the frame greater rigidity and balance.
The LC300 loves heading off the tarmac and onto those challenging trails. It's the Land Cruiser's natural environment, and the 2022 model excels at off-road challenges. A 3D multi-terrain detector gives the driver additional information on what to expect. An electronic kinetic dynamic suspension system adapts to every pothole, ridge and lump. So no matter how bumpy the road gets, the ride remains smooth and comfortable.
It's the multi-terrain capability and agility that makes the LC300 so good. In fact, it’s so capable both on and off-road that the Dubai and Abu Dhabi police, as well as the Dubai Civil Defence, have all added the 2022 Land Cruiser to their fleets.
The body style is sleek, with several standout features, including a sunroof, flat roof rails, LED headlamps, DRL and front fog lamps. The headlights have a self-levelling action, so you can always see the road ahead.
The safety package ensures driver and passengers are always looked after. The package includes a Pre-Collision system, ABS brakes, Brake Assist, and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution. You also get airbags all around. Crawl control, torque sensing LSD, and Dynamic Radar cruise control make driving a pleasure. Five driver modes allow you to choose how you drive and how the LC300 responds. And if you do have an emergency, the E-Call System gives you the reassurance that help is just a call away.
Inside, the layout is clear and reactive, giving you fingertip control from a central console. The multimedia center includes 11" rear-seat entertainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 12.3” navigation screen, and no fewer than 14 JBL speakers. A four-zone climate control system means everyone can have the comfort settings adjusted to their preference.
The Toyota LC300 is the best Land Cruiser yet. Lighter, faster, sleeker and packed with features, it still hasn't lost any of that original LC DNA or its adventurous spirit. Why not book a test drive with Al-Futtaim Toyota today, and experience the LC300 for yourself?