With the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series on the horizon, Toyota has introduced a special edition of its venerable Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series.

    Based on the top-spec Sahara, just 400 examples will be built of the Sahara Horizon.

    It’s a repeat of earlier this year, when 400 examples were produced of an identical model.

    It’ll go on sale in March 2021, priced at $131,896 before on-road costs, or $2806 more than the 2020 Sahara Horizon.

    As before, it’s distinguished externally from the Sahara with a new, dark-finish grille, black headlight surrounds, and smoked chrome fog light surrounds.

    Inside, black semi-aniline leather seats have new stitching and LandCruiser embossed in the backrest.

    The Sahara Horizon also adds a heated steering wheel, unique stitching in the door trims, and a black colourway with chrome accents.

    Front and rear puddle lights display the LandCruiser logo.

    With its extra equipment and commensurately higher price tag, the Sahara Horizon is the ultimate 200 Series. The rest of the range carries over unchanged, as it has done most years since its launch in 2007.

    When the 300 Series makes its debut next year, it isn’t expected to retain the twin-turbo V8 diesel.

    Instead, it’ll use a pair of 3.5-litre V6 engines – one turbocharged, one hybrid – plus a new 3.3-litre turbo-diesel that could have either four or six cylinders.

    It’ll use a new TNGA-F platform that’ll also be shared with other body-on-frame Toyota models like the next-generation Prado, due in 2022.

    Reports indicate the 300 Series will reach Japanese showrooms in April, so an Australian debut shouldn’t be far behind.

    A GR Sport trim is expected to offer a firmer suspension and a sportier appearance, while all 300 Series models should also see a significant upgrade in technology including a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.


    • 2021 Toyota LandCruiser GX: $80,996
    • 2021 Toyota LandCruiser GXL: $92,696
    • 2021 Toyota LandCruiser VX: $103,396
    • 2021 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara: $124,396
    • 2021 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara Horizon: $131,896

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series is available only with a 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 engine producing 200kW of power and 650Nm of torque.

    It’s matched with a six-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive with a limited-slip centre differential as standard.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 200 uses 9.5L/100km on the combined cycle.

    With a 93L main fuel tank and a 45L reserve tank as standard, the LandCruiser has a combined fuel capacity of 138L.


    The 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series measures 4990mm long, 1970mm tall and 1980mm wide, with a 2850mm wheelbase. 

    Kerb weight is 2740kg on most variants, though the base GX weighs less at 2640kg.

    Braked towing capacity on all variants is 3500kg, while unbraked is 750kg.


    The 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has $300 capped price services, and servicing is required every six months or 10,000km.

    Toyota offers a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The Toyota LandCruiser has an ANCAP rating of five stars based on testing conducted in 2011.

    All 200 Series models come standard with front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, with all bar the two-row GX extending curtain airbag coverage beyond the second row of seats.

    The VX adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert but only the Sahara and Sahara Horizon add lane-departure warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

    Standard Equipment

    The GX comes with the following standard features:

    • Five seats
    • Rear barn doors
    • 17-inch steel wheels
    • Vinyl floor covers
    • 60/40 split-folding second row
    • Air intake with pre-cleaner and snorkel
    • Cruise control
    • 6.1-inch touchscreen
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Crawl control and off-road turn assist
    • Stability and traction control
    • Hill start assist
    • Luggage tie down hooks
    • Engine immobiliser 
    • Power windows with auto up/down for driver

    Moving up to the GXL brings:

    • Eight seats
    • 50/50 split side-folding third row
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • LED headlights
    • Front fog lights
    • Privacy glass
    • Side steps
    • Lift-up tailgate
    • Leatherette steering wheel and shifter
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • 220V rear power socket
    • 4.2-inch multi-information display
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Alarm
    • Power windows with auto up/down for all windows

    Step into the VX and you gain:

    • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Nine-speaker sound system
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Leather-accented interior
    • Faux woodgrain trim
    • Power front seats
    • Seven seats
    • 40/20/40 split-fold second row
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Adaptive reversing guide lines
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Moonroof
    • Surround-view monitor
    • Self-dimming mirrors
    • Multi-terrain selector
    • Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System

    The Sahara adds:

    • Power tailgate
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated front and outboard second-row seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Cool box
    • Rear seat entertainment system with two 11.6-inch screens
    • Leatherette and faux woodgrain steering wheel
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Automatic high beam
    • Adaptive cruise control

    In addition to its cosmetic tweaks, the Sahara Horizon adds:

    • Heated steering wheel
    • Puddle lights
    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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