Here's what you said about the LC300 GR Sport's front end

We asked for your thoughts on the front end of the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series GR Sport. Here's what you said

2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 GR Sport front end
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Following years of speculation - it has been 14 years since the 200 Series debuted - the curtains officially dropped on the all-new LandCruiser 300 Series this week.

Headlined by a twin-turbo V6 in lieu of a V8 powerplant, the reveal sent social media into meltdown with punters and purists divided over the specs and features of the new off-road wagon.

One of the biggest talking points from the reveal has been the front-end of the GR Sport model, and whether that would sit nicely affixed to the front end of the other variants in the LandCruiser shed - SX, ZX, VX-R models.

The off-road-focused GR Sport, with its blacked-out bumpers and wheel arches, looks to ride higher than other models in the line-up as well. However, official Australian model specs won’t be revealed until closer to the release date in Q4 this year.

Currently, the GR Sport is the only variant wearing the old-school T-O-Y-O-T-A nomenclature in front of a black mesh grille. As opposed to the chrome-swept, blocky front-end of the SX, ZX, VX-R models.

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Earlier today, we asked followers of our Facebook page - as well as on our website - to share their thoughts on the GR Sport front-end, and whether they'd love to see it on the other LC300 variants. Here's what you said:

One reader preferred the look of the SX, ZX, VX-R variants. "[It] looks 100 per cent better. It's an SUV, not a sports car," he said.

"Not the sort of car I need, but this does look really, really good. Well done Toyota," a WhichCar reader added. "Love the old-school T-O-Y-O-T-A through the grille on the GR Sports model too. That'd go well on the Hilux!"

WhichCar's own Mike Stevens reiterated that point, saying; "I love it. It looks a little too tall and narrow from some angles, but mostly I reckon it carries a great balance of muscular proportions and premium details. The front is definitely full-on, but I love the classic T-O-Y-O-T-A badging. The upswept rear quarter window also looks great, and the interior looks a perfect marriage between premium and austere. It's a yes from me!"

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In typical Facebook form, however, some shared a more negative perspective of both vehicles: "I was sad when Nissan shifted over to the new look with the Patrols and I guess Toyota is doing the same," one reader said. "Personally I still prefer the simplistic looks of the older generation 4x4s."

"Both of them look like clown cars to me, will prefer the looks of the 200 over this any day,"; "Both way too fussy for a tough 4x4. 200 Series looks so [much] better from the front," "The design was inspired by a cardboard box. Awful."; "About as aerodynamic as a barn"; "Don’t think they have enough clearance to get into shopping centre car park"; and "Need a bullbar to hide that ugly front", said others.

At least there is still some positivity left on social media: "I’d love to see either front end parked in my driveway," said one positive reader.

A sentiment we agree with. Let us know your thoughts on the GR Sport's front-end below. Who’d love to see it on the other LC300 variants?

 

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