Toyota has started accepting bookings for the all-new Land Cruiser LC300 in India, and dealer sources tell us that the booking amount has been set at Rs 10 lakh. The new LC300 is already on sale in many overseas markets, and has a long waiting period due to very high demand – up to three years in certain markets. However, sources tell us that deliveries for India could take just over a year. The new LC300, just like its predecessor the LC200, will be sold in India as a fully imported unit.
- Toyota Land Cruiser India booking amount set at Rs 10 lakh
- Will come with a 5-seat layout; single diesel engine option
- Land Cruiser gets two new off-road modes
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: eighth-gen finally headed here
The new Land Cruiser 300 made its global debut in 2021, and thanks to high demand and chip shortage, the SUV's launch in our market was delayed. While there are some privately imported units already, dealers have recently started accepting bookings for Toyota's latest flagship SUV.
As far as design goes, the new LC 300 looks unmistakably a Land Cruiser. Key design elements include a large, chrome-rich, horizontally slatted grille and redesigned headlamps with vents under it. Along the side, the Land Cruiser 300 retains the squarish design of its predecessor with prominent, squared wheel arches and a window line with a notable kink. At the rear, it gets slimmer tail-lamps and a fresh design for the taligate and rear bumper. The Land Cruiser 300 for India gets a total of five colour options, and three upholstery options – beige, black and a red/black dual-tone option.
On the inside, the layout is completely new and the highlight here is the 12.3-inch touchscreen that now gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 14-speaker JBL audio system. Unlike the model sold overseas, which gets a 7-seat layout option, the India-spec Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will only be available as a 5 seater, according to dealer sources.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: technical and off-road details
The new Land Cruiser 300 is based on the new GA-F platform that’s based on TNGA, while retaining the ladder-frame construction, which is one of the Land Cruiser's USPs. Internationally, the LC300 gets two engine options – a new 409hp, 3.5-litre, twin-turbo petrol V6 and a 305hp, 3.3-litre diesel unit – and both come paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Indian model, however, will only get the diesel engine at the moment.
The new LC300 gets the same 32 degree approach angle as its predecessor. The departure angle, depending on the variant, can reach up to 26.5 degrees, while the ground clearance measures 230mm. Like its predecessors, the new Land Cruiser 300 also gets 4x4 as standard, but the new model has a more advanced Multi-Terrain Select system, which adds Deep Snow and Auto modes, and a Multi-Terrain Monitor system which gets an underbody camera. It also gets a revised control system that maintains the SUV’s speed when driving it off road.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300: bookings, delivery and warranty details
Although dealers have started accepting bookings, there’s no word on the SUV’s pricing yet, but we expect it to be priced in the region of Rs 2 crore. Toyota has, however, confirmed that the Land Cruiser 300 will get a 3 year/1,00,000 km warranty. Expect the Land Cruiser 300 to be launched in our market in the coming months, and, upon arrival, it will take on the likes of the Land Rover Range Rover.
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