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2022 Land Cruiser: Toyota's flagship SUV legend, reinvented

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The all-new generation of the long-awaited Land Cruiser has arrived in a move that raises the profile of one of the most popular cars in the Middle East. The all-new Land Cruiser offers unparalleled performance on various roads complemented by a spacious and high-quality interior that guarantees an upscale experience on every journey.اضافة اعلان

Since its launch in August 1951, the Land Cruiser has maintained its position among the most preferred choices among customers thanks to safety and security features, high levels of quality, durability, and reliability that reflect Toyota’s experience in the sector.

The new model features unprecedented improvements to the vehicle’s chassis and powertrain, a flagship of the SUV.


(Photo: Toyota Newsroom)

With its four-wheel drive and powerful engine, the Toyota BJ was the first Land Cruiser to deliver outstanding off-road performance in various environments.  
Since then, the model has sold around 10.4 million vehicles in 170 countries. 

The new Land Cruiser (300 Series) is the successor to the 200 Series, which debuted in 2007. The car evolved from its various generations and accrued the latest technologies to lead the evolution of the automotive world.  

The Land Cruiser 300 offers the best off-road performance ever and sets new standards for on-road performance. In addition, the vehicle is lighter in weight and holds more significant power. 

Toyota succeeded in reducing the car’s weight by 200kg, which led to reduced fuel consumption, better performance with 409hp and a torque of up to 650nm, and enhanced control and steering capabilities.  


(Photo: Toyota Newsroom)

The car features a distinctive exterior design that enhances its strong presence through its new and comprehensive design approach. In addition, the interior cabin embodies luxury and functional efficiency that distinguish this model from all other cars in its class.

The front design is based on wide shapes that flow horizontally to give the car its distinctive, strong, and unique presence.  

The sublime look is enhanced by sharp, contrasting lines, where the front apron meets the vertical radiator grille at an approximately 90-degree angle, harmonizing the entire roof and tailgate.


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Moving on to the interior, which is made remarkable by the high quality of materials used in the design as well as the attention to detail.  

The interior design maintains high levels of refinement, even in areas hidden from view, and extends across all surfaces, such as the base of the cup holders and the speaker grille integrated into the doors. 

Customers will enjoy the spaciousness, ease of use, and practicality of the improved luggage space thanks to the new feature that enables the third row to fold flat, increasing luggage storage capacity by 250mm. At the same time, an additional stowage compartment under the stowage floor lid is ideal for storing tools and small items out of sight.


(Photo: Toyota Newsroom)

The Land Cruiser 300 maintains this reputation as the best in its class off-road and enhances its strong performance on the ground by introducing several innovative technologies. 
 
These technologies include a unique system with three differential locks (front, center, and rear) or a torque-sensing limited-slip differential to enhance its performance on challenging roads, as well as other great technologies such as a traction control system, a multi-terrain selection system, and a turning assistance system according to vehicle class.

In addition, a new 3D terrain monitor helps the driver determine the condition of the roads around the vehicle, a new technology in Toyota vehicles that makes steering and maneuvering at low speeds safer and more reliable.  

The automatic setting enhances the capabilities of the multi-terrain select system by making the necessary adjustments according to the nature of the road surfaces, including sand, rocky, dirt, and mud.

In regards to the driving experience on the roads, the Land Cruiser engineers succeeded in developing the car at all levels, providing it with new systems and improving the level of daily use and enhance driving pleasure, as Toyota benefits from the all-new GAF platform, which is based on the Toyota global platform TNGA. 

In addition to innovative technologies to enrich the driving experiences on regular roads, including the stability of control and comfort while driving, as there are virtually no bends in the body, Toyota also significantly reduced noise and vibration levels inside the cabin, even when driving off-road.

The car’s all-new suspension system provides a higher level of on-road stability and better off-road performance compared to its predecessor. While lightweight, highly durable chassis components ensure optimum reliability and fuel efficiency.  





(Photo: Toyota Newsroom)

The car is also available with an adaptive variable suspension system, depending on the car category. The system works to control the damping forces according to the driving conditions to ensure an impeccable and comfortable experience.  

The new Land Cruiser takes advantage of the integrated management concept of four-wheel drive, which allows control of various drive elements, four-wheel drive, suspension, brake, and steering systems to suit the driving conditions to improve the driving pleasure.

The new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine delivers class-leading performance and significantly improves power, efficiency, and torque despite its smaller displacement compared to the previous model. 

It is about 120nm stronger than the previous 5.7-liter V8, which gives the Land Cruiser better handling and response at all speeds and an impressive engine sound during acceleration. 

The engine is complemented by a highly advanced ten-speed automatic transmission developed by Toyota to improve the car’s performance, fuel consumption, and quietness while driving.

As with any other Toyota vehicle, safety is a significant priority in the Land Cruiser, which is equipped with an advanced safety system.  

This is complemented by Toyota Safety System 2.0, an innovative safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision Alert (PCS), introducing new features including Emergency Steering Assist (ESA) and Collision-Avoidance Assist which helps prevent collisions with vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
  
The package also includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with full speed range and Lane-Keeping System (LDA), Lane Tracking System (LTA), as well as Adaptive High Beam System (AHS).

The all-new Land Cruiser shines with evident improvements on all aspects, engine, and striking exterior design with lavish interior details and numerous functions.

FUN FACT
The Land Cruiser, celebrating 75 year of continuous success, is the biggest vehicle in the Toyota family of SUVs

GOOD
Modern styling, premium quality, rich interior,  much improved performance & better fuel economy

BAD
Some people will miss the V8 sound, high prices of higher spec models
AUTHOR’S RATING
8.0/10

BODY TYPE:
FULL size SUV

ENGINE:
6 cylinder 3.5 Turbocharged DOHC VVT with Direct Injection and Automatic Stop/Start

TRANSMISMISSION:
Transmission, 10-speed automatic, Four wheel drive

ENGINE POWER
Horse Power: 409 hp / Torque: 650NM

TOP SPEED
 Km/h: 240
 0 to 100km/h : 6.7

Fuel Consumption
Combined 8.9L/100km

DIMENSIONS
- Length 5111mm
- Width 1980mm
- Height 1920mm
- Wheelbase 2855mm
- Curb weight 3230kg

PRICE
Not announced

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