It's nearly here! The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series has been teased officially for the first time, confirming a reveal date for the hotly-anticipated four-wheel drive: 10 June 2021.
A short video posted to Toyota's Middle Eastern social media channels confirms the wraps will be lifted off the new LandCruiser 300 Series on 10 June 2021, at 3:30am AEST (1:30am WA time, 3am SA time), as part of a livestream event on YouTube (click here) and Facebook.
The clip also provides our first official glimpse at the 300 Series' styling – though a plethora of leaks and undisguised spy photos over the last month have already shown off the new 4WD's upright, bold design in full.
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While you can click the links at the bottom of this story for a deep-dive to read everything we know about the new LandCruiser, here's a summary of the key information collated from rumours, images and, crucially, a leaked dealer bulletin published in May:
- The 200 Series' 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 is all but confirmed to be replaced by a new 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged diesel V6, developing 225kW and 700Nm – increases of 25kW and 50Nm over the old bent-eight.
- A 305kW/650Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 is set to be offered in other markets, with hybrid options set to arrive later down the road. Both engines at launch are said to be paired to 10-speed automatic transmission.
- A new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform is said to feature under the skin, featuring an electronic version of Toyota's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS), and off-road angles similar to the current 200 Series.
- Towing capacity is slated to be rated at 3500kg for both petrol and diesel engines, with gross vehicle masses (GVM) of 3230kg.
- Available comfort and technology features will include a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, 7.0-inch digital driver's display, four-zone climate control, 360-degree camera, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, and dual 11.6-inch rear-seat screens.
- Off-road highlights include locking differentials (or a rear limited-slip differential, depending on model), Multi-Terrain Select modes, and more.
- Available safety features are slated to include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition and more.
- Two flagship grades will be offered: the off-road-focused GR-S tuned by Toyota's Gazoo Racing performance arm (with 18-inch wheels, off-road bumpers, and E-KDSS suspension), and the luxury-focused ZX (with 20-inch wheels and illuminated side steps).
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for the full reveal of the Toyota LandCruiser on June 10.
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