Creative Conversions from Australia now offers a conversion that turns the new Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 into a double-cab pickup. The setup means that customers can haul larger loads into the wilderness in comparison to the usual SUV version.
The Creative Conversions Land Cruiser pickup is available with either a 700-millimetre (27.56-inch) or 800-mm (31.5-inch) wheelbase extension. This allows for fitting a tray or canopy that's between 1,800 mm (70.87 inches) and 2100 mm (82.68 inches) long.
Buyers have three conversion options, depending on what they need to do with the truck. For comparison, a stock Land Cruiser LC300 has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) rating of 3,280 kilograms (7,231 pounds) in Australia and can tow up to 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs). The entry-level version of this pickup variant has a 3,800-kg (8,378-lbs) GVM and can tow up to 3,500 kg. The next step has a 4,495-kg (9,910-lbs) GVM and can tow 3,500 kg. Finally, there's a version with a 4,495-kg (9,910-lbs) GVM and 4,200-kg (9,259-lb) tow rating.
According to the video above, Creative Conversions already completed its first two LC300 truck conversions. The company is already working on five more.
In Australia, the Land Cruiser LC300 comes exclusively with a 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine making 304 bhp (227 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-metres) of torque. The only drivetrain choice is a 10-speed automatic with four-wheel drive.
Other markets around the world get the new Land Cruiser with a petrol-fuelled twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6. This powerplant makes 409 bhp (305 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. It also hooks up to a 10-speed manual.
The new Land Cruiser is not coming to Europe or the United States, but the later market receives the Lexus LX600, which rides on the same platform. It also shares the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 with the Toyota model.
If you want a deeper dive into the latest Land Cruiser, check out the episode of Rambling About Cars below: