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Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series Australian pricing confirmed! Big increases for GX, GXL, VX, Sahara, Sahara ZX and GR Sport

The expected price hikes for the LC300 have been confirmed.

Toyota has confirmed LandCruiser 300 Series pricing for Australia, with the expected price hikes arriving right across the LC300 range.

The six-trim LC300 range will touch down in Australia in Q4 this year, with each carrying a circa-$10k price increase on their equivalent LandCruiser 200 Series model.

Let's get straight to it, shall we? The new LC300 price list is as follows:

  • GX: $89,990 (was $80,873)
  • GXL: $101,790 (was $92,573)
  • VX: $113,990 (was $103,273)
  • SAHARA: $131,190 (was $124,273
  • GR SPORT: $137,790
  • SAHARA ZX: $138,790 (was $131,733 - Horizon)

All the above prices are manufacturer list prices, and they exclude on-road costs.

As predicted, all models are powered by the brand's new 3.3-litre turbo-diesel V6, producing 227kW and 700Nm, and which pairs with a 10-speed automatic, and all arrive with permanent 4WD and low range, though different trims get more advanced off-road tech.

The brand has also confirmed fuel use for the new engine, with the LC300 to sip a claimed 8.9L/100km on the combined cycle, or 7.6 litres per 100km on the highway, and will deliver 3.5-tonne towing

Toyota says the GR Sport was developed as “a base vehicle for the Dakar Rally” and is designed to deliver a “deeper off-road and sporty character” than the regular LC300 range.

To deliver it, the GR Sport gets front and rear differential locks, as well as e-KDSS, otherwise known as Toyota’s electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, and independently locking and freeing the front and rear stabiliser bars.

The result, says Toyota, is a car that delivers “optimum road holding and wheel articulation in off-road environments combined with a smaller roll angle that delivers a higher level of on-road ride comfort and handling stability.”

It also looks different, with different dimensions to the regular LC300 range, along with the redesigns front-end with ‘TOYOTA’ lettering, and black 18-inch alloy wheels, black wheel arches, black side steps, door handles, mirror casings and window lines.

Elsewhere, the LC3000 range rides on a new TNGA platform, with new independent front and four-link rear suspension.

You also get the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as active cruise, auto high been, lane-leap tech — and lane-trace assist in some models.

GX and GXL models get a new 9.0-inch centre screens, which increases to 12.3-inches on the VX grade and above, with Apple CarPlay, road-sign reading, an electronic parking brake and downhill assist control.

GX models get LED headlamps, keyless entry and push-button start, twin-zone climate, power windows and a reversing camera.

The seven-seat GXL arrives with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, wireless charging and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. It is also the first model to adopt Toyota’s multi-terrain select.

The VX models get the 12.3-inch screen, which pairs with 10 speakers. There’s also a new 7.0-inch driver info display, four-zone climate control, eight cupholders, and a power-adjustable steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats.

But wait, there’s more, because the VX also gets rear parking support brake, a panoramic view monitor and a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system.

Then there’s the new Sahara, which adds a 14-speaker JBL stereo, a head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, power-folding third-row seats, and easy-access seats.

Finally, the Sahara ZX debuts a new chrome grille, redesigned headlights, and new taillights. It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, and gets illuminated side steps, front-door scuff plates, rear mudguards and chrome on the rear bumper.

Inside, it’s leather, with “carbon-like” elements scattered throughout, as well as four heated and ventilated seats, a hands-free tailgate and a limited-slip differential on the rear axle.

Billing the launch as a two-prong strategy (with the regular LandCruiser and the GR Sport), Toyota says the new-look model is the "absolute expression of the LandCruiser DNA"

"Our new GR Sport is the - the ultimate 4WD that is specially equipped for owners who truly love driving on rough trails and in off-road rallies," says Toyota Australia sales and marketing chief Sean Hanley.

"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.

"Impressive new or upgraded features and technologies across the all-new range represent remarkable value, taking LandCruiser SUV luxury to new heights while advancing the legendary model's rugged reputation as the king off the road."