Would you modify your new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 this way?
The new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series is already one of the most capable off-roaders in the market today. It's equipped with Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS) and Toyota's latest 4WD technology, allowing it to go off-road and back without any issue. But for the guys at Arctic Trucks, they think they could do even better. This is why their latest project is based on the LC300 called the Land Cruiser 300 AT35.
Compared to other models they've built, it looks relatively tame. Arctic Trucks left the exterior mostly unchanged. It appears to be based on the higher trim ZX variant (or its Russian counterpart), featuring the extended bumpers. The only design change appears to be the large body-colored overfenders to fit the new wheels and chunky off-road tires.
While the styling might look tame, the same cannot be said for the suspension. Arctic Trucks essentially re-engineered the suspension bits to handle some of the world's toughest terrains. Some of the supporting upgrades include beefier dampers and springs and reinforced rear shock absorber brackets. Interestingly, the company says the factory adaptive suspension will be retained and continue to work despite the heavy modifications.
As a result of the suspension upgrades, Artic Trucks claims the LC300 will have 260mm of ground clearance if you opt for the diesel version. Select the gasoline-powered variant, and the ground clearance goes up to 270mm. For reference, the standard gasoline Land Cruiser only has 230mm of ground clearance, while the diesel gets 220mm. In addition, entry and departure angles have been increased to 37 and 30 degrees, respectively. Extra anti-corrosion coating is also applied to the under chassis.
There's no price for the Arctic Trucks conversion for the Land Cruiser 300, but we suspect it won't be cheap. More importantly, would you do the conversion to your brand new SUV? Let us know what you think in the comments.