New Toyota Land Cruiser launched in Japan


Toyota has launched the J300-series Land Cruiser in its home market, with prices starting at JPY 5,100,000 (US$ 46,530 or INR 34.58 lakh). The new SUV is also available in a sporty GR Sport variant, priced at JPY 7,700,000. Variant-wise prices (including consumption tax) are listed below —

Grade Seating Price (JPY)
GX 5 5,100,000
AX 7 5,500,000
VX 6,300,000
GR Sport 7,700,000
ZX 7,300,000
GR Sport 5 8,000,000
ZX 7,600,000

The J300-series Land Cruiser made its debut less than two months ago; you can read more here. For the Japanese market, there are up to five grades on offer.

The sporty GR Sport variant gets some exclusive features such as the Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System or E-KDSS for short, which is a suspension control system that controls the front and rear stabilizers independently, reacting to the road and individual wheel conditions for more precise adjustments. The GR Sport is also equipped with both front and rear electronic differential locks. Linear Solenoid Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system, which controls shock absorbers’ damping force independently for each wheel in response to road conditions and driver inputs, is standard on ZX and GR Sport grades.

For the first time in a Toyota vehicle, the engine starter button has an integrated fingerprint sensor, equipped as standard on all except the base GX grade.

Anyway, the new Land Cruiser offers a choice between two twin-turbo V6 engines. Petrol buyers will get a 3.5L V6 with 305 kW (415 metric hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, and for those who want a diesel, there’s a 3.3L V6 with 227 kW (309 metric hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

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