Since 1959, Toyota Land Cruiser has been one of Australia’s favourite cars. The story started when Sir Les Thiess imported 13 Toyota Land Cruisers to toil at the Snowy Hydro scheme. He loved them so much, he bought the importing contract to Queensland and New South Wales.

Since then, Land Cruiser helped Toyota become no.1 automotive retailer.

What’s new?

Stories of this being a heavy re-jig of the previous model is a nonsense, Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is a brand new car.

The TNGA-F body-on-ladder design has a new 227kw V6 turbo engine and other drivetrain improvements. More importantly, a new 10-speed automatic replacing the ancient 6-speed of the 200 series. On top of all that, the model range has increased from 4 to 6 models, with Sahara ZX and GR Sport added as range toppers.