2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Gets Taken To The Next Level

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Arctic Trucks has made the new 300 Series even more hardcore.

The all-new Toyota Land Cruiser Series 300 is one of the most capable off-roading SUVs in its class, but that hasn't stopped aftermarket tuners from taking it to the next level. SVI Engineering is building armored Land Cruiser 300s for those who want extra protection, and now Russia's Arctic Trucks has revealed its new take on the popular off-roader.

The upgrades start with a set of 17-inch wheels wrapped in chunky 35-inch tires, while muscular fender flares and 12.6-inch wider tracks make the new Land Cruiser look even more imposing. Prominent Arctic Trucks badging is plastered on the sides to remind everyone this is no stock Land Cruiser.

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Arctic Trucks has also upgraded the suspension with new front and rear dampers. As a result of these upgrades, the Land Cruiser's ground clearance has increased to 10.2-10.6 inches depending on the powertrain, which is 1.6 inches more than the stock version. Approach and departure angles also increase by five degrees up to 37 and 30 degrees respectively. To show what it can do, the tuner has released a video of the modified Land Cruiser charging through a snowy trail.

To protect it from the elements when tackling treacherous terrain, anti-corrosion treatment has been applied to the body. A snorkel and a 5.6-tonne winch are also available as optional equipment.

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No modifications have been made under the hood, however. In place of its predecessor's V8 is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel.

No pricing details are available but Arctic Trucks is selling the upgraded Land Cruiser 300 in Russia and also plans to offer it in United Arab Emirates. It won't be available in America because Toyota no longer sells the Land Cruiser Stateside. Instead, the luxurious Lexus LX is coming to the US. Even if you live in a market where Toyota sells the new Land Cruiser, getting hold of one is proving to be tricky. The Land Cruiser has been hit hard by the semiconductor chip shortage and supply issues, with some trims taking up to four years to arrive.

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