Toyota also displayed mid and lower variants of the Innova Hycross at Auto Expo 2023 in addition to the Toyota Land Cruiser 300.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV, which competes with vehicles like the Lexus LX and the Range Rover, was on display at the 2023 Auto Expo and is priced at Rs 2.17 crore (ex-showroom). Only diesel engines are available for the Land Cruiser 300. Toyota also displayed the lower and mid variants of the Innova Hycross MPV in addition to the new generation Land Cruiser.
For a nominal fee of Rs 10 lakh, Toyota first accepted reservations for the Land Cruiser 300 back in August 2022. However, the initial supply of SUVs has been completely consumed, and according to dealer sources, Toyota is not currently taking any reservations for the Land Cruiser 300. When Toyota will receive the subsequent shipment of Land Cruiser 300s is still unknown.
- Toyota Land Cruiser available solely with diesel engine
- Innova Hycross Hybrid has 23.24kpl claimed fuel efficiency
What’s New with The Toyota Land Cruiser 300?
The Land Cruiser 300 is the brand’s first completely new model in almost 14 years. Despite extensive redesigning by Toyota, the Land Cruiser 200 remains a close relative. The large, new grille, the squared-off wheel arches, and the noticeable kinks in the A- and D-pillars are the main updates.
Inside, there have been much more substantial changes, including a completely redesigned dashboard for the Land Cruiser 300. A head-up display, a top-notch audio system, an ioniser, and even a fingerprint authentication system are included in its extensive feature set.
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Toyota has adopted the new GA-F platform, which is based on TNGA, for the next generation of its venerable SUV. However, the body-on-frame design, which has been a major selling point for the Land Cruiser model, has been preserved.
The 3.3-liter turbo V6 diesel engine in the Land Cruiser built for India is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Land Cruiser is also offered with a gasoline V6 engine internationally.
The First Innova with Monocoque Construction is The Toyota Innova Hycross
The Innova Hycross was recently introduced by Toyota, with prices ranging from Rs 18.30 lakh to Rs 28.97 lakh. The Hycross is based on a monocoque setup, unlike earlier iterations of the Innova, which used a ladder-frame construction. Additionally, Toyota has abandoned the diesel in favour of a potent hybrid that, according to the automaker, can achieve a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.24 kpl. A 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain with an e-drive transmission and a combined output of 186 horsepower is used.
A 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine with a CVT gearbox and outputs of 172 horsepower and 205 Nm is also available from Toyota.
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With a big, upright grille and a high bonnet line up front, the new Hycross has a more SUV-like appearance. In terms of size, the Hycross has a 100mm longer wheelbase than the Crysta and is a little bit wider and longer. The Hycross’s interior has a multi-layered dashboard with a 10.1-inch screen as its focal point. It is offered in five different configurations, with the higher-end ones featuring ventilated seats, paddle shifters, memory function for the driver’s seats, and ADAS.
Toyota has never previously displayed the less expensive Innova Hycross models. The automaker also displayed versions powered by a gasoline engine with natural aspiration.