[CAR REVIEW] Toyota Land Cruiser 300 - 'The epitome of adventure & reliability'
- Launched in 1951, the Toyota Land Cruiser is 70 years old
- Sold with a 9-service/ 90 000km service plan
- Pricing starts at R1 283 200
Launched in August 1951, the Land Cruiser was originally known as the "Toyota BJ," a four-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with a powerful engine.
In the 70 years since, it's become an institution, delivering safety, security, reliability and adventure to everyone who gets inside a Land Cruiser.
It's been around for 70 years. It's the epitome of reliability and adventure.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
They've got a tag line, the world trusts it with its life.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
A cumulative total of approximately 10.6 million units, with more than 300,000 units sold a year, the Land Cruiser is cherished by customers in 170 countries and regions all over the world.
The new Land Cruiser 300 Series is a complete redesign of the outgoing 200 Series, which launched in 2007.
Same as the Golf GTI, the Land Cruiser has stalwart fans.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
It's very premium, very luxurious inside. It's not like a rattily bloody off-roader that you imagine.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
There are huge waiting lists all across the world. Australia's talking about a 4 year delay.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
The front has been completely refashioned. It's got a little bit of that retro vibe from those very early days of Land Cruisers. So they've managed to get that boxy look and the big grille.Melinda Ferguson - Daily Maverick motoring journalist
All LC300 models are sold with a 9-services/90 000km Service Plan with service intervals set at 12 months or 10 000km (whichever occurs first).
A 3-year/100 000km warranty is included across the board.
Customers can also purchase Service, Maintenance Plan and Warranty extensions from the dealer.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GX-R 3.3D - R1 283 200
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.3D - R1 765 500
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 ZX 3.5T - R1 797 100
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.3D - R1 811 900
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR-S 3.5T - R1 842 900
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