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Toyota Land Cruiser 300 launched at Rs 2.17 crore

New Delhi: The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV was launched at the Auto Expo 2023 and has been priced at Rs 2.17 crore (ex-showroom), rivaling the likes of the Lexus LX and Range Rover. The Land Cruiser 300 is only available with a diesel engine. In addition to the new generation Land Cruiser, Toyota also displayed the lower and mid-range variants of the Innova Hycross MPV.

Toyota has started accepting bookings for the Land Cruiser 300 as early as August 2022 for a token amount of Rs 10 lakh. However, the first batch of the SUV is all sold out and dealer sources tell us that Toyota is currently not accepting any bookings for the Land Cruiser 300. It remains to be seen when Toyota will receive the next batch of the Land Cruiser 300.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300: What’s new?

The Land Cruiser 300 is the first all-new Land Cruiser in 14 years. Toyota has reworked it extensively, but it doesn’t stray too far from the outgoing Land Cruiser 200. Key changes include a new and large radiator grille, squared-off wheel arches and a prominent bend in the A- and D-pillars.

The changes are more extensive inside, the Land Cruiser 300 gets a completely new dashboard design. It is well equipped with features like head-up display, premium sound system, ionizer and even a fingerprint authentication system.

For the new generation of its iconic SUV, Toyota has adopted the new GA-F platform, which is based on the TNGA. However, it retained the body-on-frame structure that was the Land Cruiser’s key selling point.

Engine

The Land Cruiser in India has only one engine – a 3.3-litre V6 turbodiesel mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Internationally, the Land Cruiser is also available with a V6 gasoline mill.

Toyota Innova Hycross: The first Innova with monocoque construction

Toyota recently launched the Innova Hycross in the price range of Rs 18.30-28.97 lakh. While previous iterations of the Innova were based on ladder frame construction, the Hycross is based on a monocoque layout.

Toyota has also ditched the diesel in favor of a potent hybrid, which the automaker says can deliver a fuel economy figure of 23.24 kpl. The 2.0-liter hybrid delivers a combined 186 horsepower and is paired with an e-drive transmission.

In addition, Toyota also offers a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 172bhp and 205Nm and is mated to a CVT gearbox.

Features

The new Hycross carries a more SUV-like design, especially at the front, with a large and upright grille and a high hood line. Speaking of dimensions, the Hycross is slightly longer and wider than the Crysta and has a 100mm longer wheelbase.

Inside, the Hycross features a multi-layer dashboard with a 10.1-inch screen taking center stage. It comes in five variants, with the higher ones getting equipment such as ventilated seats, paddle shifters, memory function for the driver’s seats and ADAS.

This is the first time that Toyota has showcased the lower variants of the Innova Hycross. The automaker also exhibited variants with a naturally aspirated gasoline engine.

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