Toyota has launched an all-new version of their largest SUV the Landcruiser. The upgrades on the Landscruiser 300 include a new 3.3 litre V6 twin turbo diesel engine matched to a ten speed automatic gear box.
With a power output of 227 kW and 700 Nm this is an increase over the V8 it replaces but it achieves a 6.3% better fuel economy which is rated at 8.9 litres per hundred.
There are two new variants – the luxury Sahara ZX and the off-road-focused GR Sport – joining the GX, GXL, VX and Sahara range.
While the basic shape is the same across the variants, the front treatments have made for a clear distinction in different levels.
Prices excluding on road costs start with the GX model at $89,990 stepping up to the top of the range Sahara ZX at $138,790
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The LandCruiser 300 Series debuts the new-generation multi-terrain select (MTS) control system, featuring six different modes for off-road terrain – five in high range and four in low range – for ultimate traction in the harshest conditions.
Developed extensively in Australia, MTS offers dirt, sand, mud, deep snow, rock and new auto modes, the latter of which is able to intelligently sense the terrain underfoot and adapt the traction control systems accordingly.
Combining with MTS is the low-speed crawl control function and the multi-terrain monitor (MTM) system which provides 360-degree and underfloor views of the path and approaching obstacles.
The latest Toyota Safety Sense technologies include the autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system with new functionality for LandCruiser including daytime cyclist and oncoming vehicle detection, night-time pedestrian detection, intersection turn assist and steering assist.
Active cruise control now offers curve speed reduction, while road sign assist, and on VX grades and above, lane trace assist with steering wheel vibration, have been introduced for the first time.
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