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With high demand and low supply, Toyota’s upcoming LandCruiser 300 Series is sure to turn heads for a few years at least as the semi-conductor shortage forces the Japanese brand to cut back global production.
But for those lucky few that take delivery of their new off-road SUV before the end of the year, Liberty Walk has come out with a new body kit to attract even more attention.
In typical Liberty Walk fashion, the body kit is more form than function, with the larger wheels (with low profile tyres), a lower front lip and extra weight diminishing the LandCruiser’s off-road ability.
Widebody fenders with fake vents are also added, while the rear features not one, but two spoilers – one positioned on the roof, and the other just below the glass windshield.
The rear bumper also features a new diffuser element and dual exhaust tips.
Up front, the grille is swapped out for a unique Liberty Walk element with branding for the aftermarket company, while a carbon-fibre hood can also be optioned in the full kit.
The price? Liberty Walk will sell you the kit with all the fruit including the wheels for $24,785 (¥1,958,000), or buyers can pick and choose different elements with prices starting at $7937 (¥627,000) for the front and rear spoilers, and widebody fenders.
It’s a tidy sum to pay on top of the LandCruiser’s asking price, which starts from $89,990 before on-road costs for the base GX, extending up to $138,790 for the top-spec Sahara ZX.
All versions of the 2022 LandCruiser are powered by a 3.3-litre turbo-diesel V6, outputting 227kW/700Nm to all four corners via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Liberty Walk aren’t the first to apply an aftermarket look to the LandCruiser 300, with compatriot Japanese firm Wald releasing their take on the SUV in August, also opting for a more street-orientated look.
And the Toyota LandCruiser isn’t the only large Japanese SUV to be tweaked, with the facelifted Nissan Patrol scoring the Nismo treatment earlier this year.
As an in-house tuner though, the Nissan Patrol Nismo scores a subtle change in looks with a chunkier, red-accented body kit, unique wheels and interior overhaul.
The Nissan Patrol Nismo also benefits from an increase in power for its 5.6-litre petrol V8, going from 298kWto 320kW, while torque remains at 560Nm.