The redesigned Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will offer two new flagship models atop a pricier but more comprehensively-equipped range.

    The carryover GX, GXL, VX and Sahara trim levels will slot below the new off-road-focused GR Sport and the more luxurious Sahara ZX.

    UPDATE, 6/10/21 – More images have been released of the local 300 Series range. We’ve added these to this article. Our first review of the LC300 is coming soon.

    Pricing is up by roughly $10,000 across the board, with the 300 Series range reaching showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2021.

    The GR Sport, unlike other GR Sport models in the Toyota line-up, has a distinct off-road focus.

    It was developed as a base vehicle for the Dakar Rally and features its own unique look, with the Toyota wordmark emblazoned across the gloss-black mesh grille, plus black 18-inch alloy wheels within black wheel arches.

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    Also finished in black are the side steps, door handles, mirror caps and window trim, while the front bumper and lower rear bumper are unpainted.

    Inside, there’s a choice of two interior colourways: one black with carbon-look trim, and one finished in red-and-black with black instrument panel trim.

    Underneath, there are front and rear differential locks and Toyota’s electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which can independently lock and unlock the front and rear stabiliser bars.

    Like the Sahara ZX, it also includes adaptive suspension and adaptive high-beam.

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    The Sahara ZX differs with a torque-sensing rear limited-slip differential. It also boasts a more luxurious look with a unique chrome grille and 20-inch alloy wheels, plus other luxurious touches like illuminated side steps.

    Instead of woodgrain, there’s carbon-look trim. You can choose between black, beige and red-and-black colourways, while standard kit includes heated and ventilated seats and a hands-free power tailgate.

    All 300 Series models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, as well as adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high-beam.

    The GXL and above add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Toyota Connected Services is standard and includes an SOS button, collision notification and stolen-vehicle tracking.

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    The GX and GXL’s touchscreen infotainment system has grown from 6.1 inches to 9.0 inches, while VX and above get an even larger 12.3-inch unit.

    GX models use a new single-piece tailgate and gain LED headlights, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control and a reversing camera.

    The seven-seat GXL picks up wireless phone charging, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and Toyota’s multi-terrain select off-road drive modes.

    The VX adds a speaker (now ten), a couple of cupholders (now eight) and a couple of climate control zones (now four), while its instrument cluster information screen grows from 4.2 inches to 7.0 inches.

    Heated and ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a surround-view camera are also now standard on the VX, while the erstwhile flagship, the Sahara, picks up a head-up display, 14-speaker JBL sound system, heated steering wheel, and a power-folding third-row.

    It’s no longer top dog, though, with the introduction of the GR Sport and Sahara ZX.

    “Our new GR Sport is the absolute expression of the LandCruiser DNA – the ultimate 4WD that is specially equipped for owners who truly love driving on rough trails and in off-road rallies,” said Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia’s vice president of sales, marketing and franchise operations.

    “The graceful styling of the Sahara ZX adds an even more prestigious and advanced high-quality image for customers who use their LandCruiser primarily for urban driving and holiday getaways with their families.”


    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GX: $89,990
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GXL: $101,790
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser VX: $113,990
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara: $131,190
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport: $137,790
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara ZX: $138,790

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Power in the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will come exclusively from a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine making 227kW of power and 700Nm of torque, the latter of which is on tap between 1600 and 2600rpm.

    Although it’s down 1.2-litres and two cylinders on the outgoing LandCruiser 200, the new engine has 27kW and 50Nm more.

    The standard transmission is a 10-speed automatic, and full-time four-wheel drive with a centre differential lock is standard.

    Fuel Economy

    Combined fuel economy for the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

    The car drinks diesel, and holds 110 litres of fuel split across an 80L main tank and 30L sub-tank.


    The LandCruiser GX, GXL, VX, and Sahara measure 4980mm long. The Sahara ZX is 5015mm long, and the GR Sport is 4995mm long.

    The GX is 2000mm wide with a snorkel. The GXL, VX, Sahara, and ZX are 1980mm wide and the GR Sport is 1990mm wide.

    The whole range is 1950mm tall, and rides on a 2850mm wheelbase.

    Ground clearance is 235mm across the range, while all models except the ZX have a 32-degree approach angle. The ZX drops that to 24 degrees.

    All models have a 25-degree departure angle.

    All models have a 3280kg gross vehicle mass, and a 3500kg braked towing capacity.

    Kerb weights are below:

    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GX: 2470kg
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GXL: 2505kg
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser VX/Sahara: 2560kg
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara ZX: 2570kg
    • 2022 Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport: 2580kg


    The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

    The whole range will feature the following active safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection (day/night) and cyclists (day)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane-departure warning with brake to steer
    • Traffic sign recognition

    GXL and above gain blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, with lane-trace assist featured in the VX and up.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The LandCruiser will be backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty when it arrives in Australia, with seven-year coverage on the powertrain.

    Service pricing and intervals haven’t been revealed.

    UPDATE, 11/10/21 – Service prices are out.

    Toyota Service Advantage covers capped-price servicing for the first 10 services at a cost of $375 each. Intervals are every six months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

    Owners will be able to extend their warranty on the engine and driveline to seven years by sticking to the service schedule.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard on the base LandCruiser GX is:

    • Five-seat interior
    • Single-piece tailgate
    • LED headlights
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Nine-speaker stereo
    • 4.2-inch trip computer display
    • Reversing camera
    • One-touch windows for all doors
    • Six cupholders

    Moving to the GXL brings:

    • Seven-seat interior
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Multi-terrain select off-road modes

    Jumping to the VX adds:

    • Seven-seat interior
    • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen
    • 7.0-inch trip computer display
    • 10-speaker stereo
    • Eight cupholders
    • Remote power windows
    • Power-adjustable steering wheel
    • Heated and ventilated front seats

    The Sahara brings:

    • Seven-seat interior
    • 14-speaker JBL sound system
    • Head-up display
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Easy-access ventilation controls for rear passengers
    • Heated second-row seats
    • Power-folding third-row seats

    The GR Sport features:

    • Five-seat interior
    • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Black wheel arches, side steps, door handles, mirrors, window trim
    • Unpainted front and rear bumpers
    • Black or red-and-black interior trim
    • Front and rear differential locks
    • Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (e-KDSS)
    • Adaptive variable suspension, adaptive high-beam, carbon trim

    The range-topping Sahara ZX has:

    • Five-seat interior
    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Unique front bumper, body-colour wheel arch mouldings
    • Illuminated tread plates
    • Rear mudguards
    • Chrome grille, rear bumper trim
    • Heated/ventilated first and second-row seats
    • Carbon trim
    • Hands-free tailgate
    • Limited-slip rear differential

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    By Scott Collie and William Stopford.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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