Toyota Land Cruiser 300 turned into a pickup truck

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The demand for Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUVs is not going to subside, and in Japan, Toyota even had to stop selling this model until next year, because the company does not have time to give its customers previously pre-ordered cars. But for some, a simple LC300 is not enough, and they turn to third-party firms.

One of them is a private company “Creative Conversions”, based in Australia. Tuners from the “green” continent are engaged in individual orders from customers, remaking the SUVs they have already bought. One of the latest projects of “Creative Conversions” was a pickup truck based on the Land Cruiser 300.

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By converting a standard frame SUV into a truck with a 2-row cab, the Australians propose to increase the size of the wheelbase of the car by 700 or 800 mm – up to 3550 and 3650 mm, respectively. The rear part of the car body is cut off, digesting into the cabin, but the rear doors remain “stock”. The dimensions of the installed side platform made of aluminum are 1800 or 2100 mm. By default, it already includes special organizer boxes located immediately behind the seats of the second-row passengers.

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The initial version of the pickup truck based on the Land Cruiser 300 boasts a gross weight of 3800 kg and is capable of pulling a trailer weighing 3500 kg, but even these indicators can be improved. Creative Conversions offers a more advanced version of a 4495 kg pickup truck that can tow a trailer weighing up to 4200 kg.

The first two copies of the truck based on the Land Cruiser 300 have already been released. Five more are still in the works.

All these machines are equipped with a 3.3-liter unit with a capacity of 304 horsepower, the maximum torque of which is 700 Nm, which is standard for the LC300 in Australia. As a transmission, a ten-speed automatic transmission is used, combined with a four-wheel drive system.

It is not specified how much it costs to convert a Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV into such a pickup truck.