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Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series gets rugged modifications from Japanese tuning house


The latest modified Land Cruiser 300 Series has added a tougher appearance and more off-road capability

Japanese tuning house Jaos has revealed a modified version of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series which beefs up the style and the substance of this iconic off-roader.

Jaos previously released its take on the closely-related Lexus LX at Tokyo Auto Salon which evolved the Japan-only Off-road grade into something even more capable.

Japanese tuning house Jaos has tinkered with the Land Cruiser 300 Series

The modifications made to a range-topping LC300 Sahara ZX are largely subtle for a tuning house, save for the huge Jaos Battlez muffler sitting under the rear bumper.

Designers have added a tough-looking black front bumper and darkened the side sills, grille and rear bumper, with the latter also dressed in carbon-look accessories. 

Jaos has raised the height of the 300 Series with Battlez Ti-W coil springs that increase the ride height from 235mm to 275mm.

Bigger tyres, a roof rack and raised suspension make this LC300 ready for adventure

The modified LC300 wears a set of Jaos Trube Cross 20-inch wheels finished in Matt Gun metallic and wrapped in chunky Toyo Open Country tyres.

Additional modifications include a roof rack tray complete with four yellow spotlights and more subtle accessories such as mudguards and door handle protectors.

The Sahara ZX-based Jaos LC300 does offer some increased off-road capability with its raised suspension but those who intend to go off the beaten track should also consider the GR Sport.

The GR Sport adds some crucial upgrades including the e-KDSS adaptive anti-roll bar system, front, centre and rear diff locks along with 18-inch wheels wrapped in thicker and more durable tyres.

Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 GR Sport red outback
If you are looking at an upgraded Land Cruiser, the GR Sport grade makes a lot of sense

Australian availability

At the time of writing, Jaos has only shared a few of the aforementioned parts for sale on its website but more are expected to follow.

The modification are now available in Japan with Australian distribution unclear – but Jaos parts have historically been available through several local outlets.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GX: $89,990
  • GXL: $101,790 
  • VX: $113,990
  • Sahara: $131,190
  • GR Sport: $137,790
  • Sahara ZX: $138,790