Reinforcing the legendary status of one of the Middle East’s best-loved vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota has launched the eagerly awaited new generation of its iconic Land Cruiser in the UAE. The all-new Land Cruiser combines outstanding all-terrain performance with a spacious, high-quality interior to bring drivers and passengers an elevated experience on every journey.
Since its launch in 1951, the Land Cruiser has continued to be selected by customers as a safe and secure vehicle symbolizing Toyota’s quality, durability, and reliability. Now, 70 years later, Al-Futtaim Toyota has introduced the long-anticipated evolution, with ground-breaking enhancements to the platform and powertrain befitting the king of SUVs.
The Land Cruiser 300 is lighter and more powerful – with an overall weight reduction of 200 kg which results in more fuel efficiency, better performance with 409 Horsepower, 650-newton meters of torque, and more responsive handling. The exterior design offers an overwhelming presence and strength through a new overall design language, while the interior is appointed with luxury and functionality that truly sets this generation apart from any other vehicle in its class.
In addition to its existing technologies such as Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select and Turn Assist, depending on the grade the new Land Cruiser benefits from either a three Differential Lock system (front, central, and rear) or Torque-Sensing limited-slip differential that is unique in the segment and provides enhanced off-road capabilities on rough terrain.
In addition, the new 3D-Multi Terrain Monitor (3D-MTM) assists the driver in determining the road conditions around the vehicle, a first for Toyota facilitating safer and more confident low-speed maneuvering. A new AUTO mode enhances the capabilities of Multi-Terrain Select by adjusting according to road conditions such as sand, rock, dirt, and mud.
The all-new suspension setup features double-wishbone suspension at the front and a 4-link rigid suspension at the rear, delivering a higher level of on-road stability and off-road performance. The vehicle’s lightweight, the high-strength structure ensures excellent reliability and fuel efficiency. Additionally, the vehicle is available with Adaptive Variable Suspension System (AVS), depending on the grade, which optimally controls the damping force based on driving conditions to ensure refined ride comfort. The all-new Land Cruiser also introduces the All-Wheel Drive Integrated Management (AIM) concept, which delivers integrated control of the vehicle’s drive force, AWD, suspension, braking, and steering systems according to driving conditions to enhance driving pleasure.
The new twin-turbocharged 3.5 Liter, V6 engine provides class-leading driving performance and greatly improved power, torque, and efficiency from a smaller displacement compared to the previous model with almost 50 more Horsepower and 120-newton meters more torque than the previous 5.7L V8 engine. This ensures the Land Cruiser is dynamic and responsive at all speeds, with a satisfying engine sound during acceleration. The new twin-turbocharged engine is paired with Toyota’s most advanced 10-speed Automatic Transmission, developed to enhance driving performance, fuel efficiency, and quietness.
Andy Barratt, Managing Director Al-Futtaim Lexus, and Al-Futtaim Toyota said: “Speak to anyone in the UAE and you can be sure that they have a Land Cruiser story to tell. This is a vehicle that is truly embedded in the heritage and history of the UAE and thanks to the passion and loyalty of our much-valued customers, this model has gone from strength to strength. Now with groundbreaking enhancements to the platform and powertrain, an overwhelming exterior presence, and an interior appointed with abundant luxury and functionality, we can’t wait for our customers to enjoy the all-new Land Cruiser.”
The Land Cruiser 300 is available at all Al-Futtaim Toyota showrooms across the UAE now, starting at AED 229,900.