The base GX includes autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, auto high beam and lane-keeping technology, as well as LED headlights, reverse camera, Toyota Connected Services with automatic collision notification, SOS button and stolen-vehicle tracking.
It also gains keyless entry and start, two-zone climate control air-con, reverse camera, a 9.0-inch touchscreen display, as well as smartphone integration, electric park brake and one-touch power windows all round. You’ll also find a trailer wiring harness.
The GXL steps up with seven seats, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, wireless phone charger and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the VX seven-seater adds rear-AEB, 360-degree monitor, active lane assist, upgraded traction and stability control operation, a bigger (12.3-inch) touchscreen, upgraded audio, four-zone climate control, power-adjustable steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, and a multi-terrain off-road system that automatically selects the appropriate 4WD-related tech to get you through more easily.
Going Sahara means more premium audio with 14-speaker sound, a head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated middle-row seating and power-folding third-row seats.
Among other items, the newly-minted GR Sport five-seater boasts ‘TOYOTA’ lettering in a gloss-black mesh grille, GR Sport branding everywhere the eye can see, blacked-out trim, unpainted bumpers and racier seat material.
More importantly, it scores front and rear differential locks and an evolution of the old 200 series’ independently locking/unlocking front and rear stabiliser bars dubbed e-KDSS (electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System). Along with five driving modes, adaptive variable suspension and adaptive high beams, all aim to improve on-road handling, control and confidence.
Finally, the Sahara ZX five-seater brandishes a chrome grille, redesigned headlights, bumpers and taillights and a reshaped tailgate for a more luxurious look. There are also glossy 20-inch alloy wheels, side steps, jazzier trim, middle-row outboard heated/cooled seats and a torque-sensing rear limited-slip differential.
It also appears to be the only entry point into a 300 series with a powered tailgate.