The Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is reportedly getting an update before the end of the year, with the flagship SUV in line for safety and technology upgrades.

    Japanese publication Best Car reports the LandCruiser 300 Series updates will be centred around improvements to its safety systems, cybersecurity protection and minor emissions improvements.

    However, the outlet says there will be no changes to the design of the SUV, which arrived in Australian showrooms in October 2021.

    “While we are always considering ways to enhance our line-up, we don’t have any updates that we can confirm for the LandCruiser 300 Series in Australia,” a Toyota Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

    According to Best Car, the LandCruiser’s suite of safety technology will be enhanced, with tweaks made to its adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking systems – the latter of which already includes pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection.

    Toyota began rolling out its Safety Sense 3.0 technology in early 2023, which brought improvements to the aforementioned systems as well as its lane departure alert, Lane Trace Assist, traffic sign recognition and auto high-beam features.

    The report also claims Toyota will make changes to the LandCruiser 300’s infotainment system to allow for over-the-air updates, while ditching the CD, DVD and Blu-Ray receiver capabilities.

    Instead, the infotainment system’s standard inputs will include a HDMI port and a microSD card slot.

    Best Car also claims there will be undisclosed updates made to the LandCruiser’s 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine to comply with Europe’s Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, though it’s not yet known what these include.

    At present, all variants of the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series have tailpipe CO2 emissions of 235g per kilometre in ADR testing.

    These improvements could prove helpful as the Australian Government introduces its New Vehicle Efficiency Standard (NVES) emissions regulations on January 1, 2025.

    Prices are reportedly set to increase in Japan to coincide with the changes.

    In Australia, the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is currently priced from $98,076 before on-road costs in GX guise, rising all the way to $146,876 before on-road costs for the ZX.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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