Editor's Review

The first batch of the vehicle launched on December 2, 2021, sold out within a week.

It was a display of opulence with a touch of class when Chief Justice Martha Koome arrived at Moi Stadium in Embu County for Madaraka Day Celebrations aboard a multi-million Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport (GR-S).

With a number plate CJ 1,  reserved for Chief Justice, the writing on the wall was clear that Koome had upgraded her ride.

Many state officers often ride Land Cruiser V8 for their operations but the latest upgrade for CJ caught many Kenyans talking.

Details of the vehicle

GR Sport is part of the 3.3-litre diesel and 3.5-litre petrol V6 engines Land Cruiser 300 series launched recently by Toyota Kenya.

Both engine options come with the newly created direct Shift-10AT (10-speed automatic transmission). This offers smoother power delivery, resulting in less fatigue when behind the wheel.

The vehicle was launched in 2021 as part of Toyota Kenya’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Land Cruiser models globally.

The first batch of the vehicle launched on December 2, 2021, sold out within a week.

The 300 series is a redesign from the 200 series with an incredible off-road ability.

There are three versions of the 300 series: GX-R, VX-R and GR-S.

 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR Sport (GR-S)

During the launch in 2021,  GX-R retailed from Sh17.5 million, VX-R for Sh21.9 and GR-S for Sh23.1.

GR-S, CJ Koome's now official car,  differentiates itself from all the other Land Cruisers with a version-specific body kit.

This includes a redesigned front bumper with “Toyota” lettering and less chrome on the large grille, more vertical side intakes, and unpainted plastic cladding on the lower part with a skid plate.

Other features of the car include wheel articulation and the Electronic kinetic dynamic suspension system (E-KDSS).

It has 18-inch six-spoke aluminium wheels finished in Mud Grey and black-painted details (wheel arches, door handles, mirrors, and rocker mouldings).

GR-S has a rear bumper with an aluminium-style skid plate, rear mudguards, and GR Sport emblems all around the car.