Source: Alcon announcement

TAMWORTH, U.K. — Alcon has launched a new brake upgrade kit for the recently launched Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (LC300). The announcement coincides with the DSEi exhibition taking place in London 14-17 September 2021.

Launched by Toyota in June 2021, the new 300 series Toyota Land Cruiser has already been taking the market by storm. The LC300 is expected to follow in the footsteps of its 78/79 and 200 series predecessors, becoming the vehicle of choice for armored defense, security and NGO use, globally.

All of the major vehicle-armoring companies now have an LC300 armoring-development program in place to design and certify their protection systems. With this new kit, Alcon are able to offer a ready-made solution for the essential brake upgrade required to accompany the weight-adding armored modifications, where the stock braking system will become challenged, affecting performance but more importantly, safety.

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Alcon’s new LC300 kit is similar to the already well-proven LC200 kit but adapted to fit the new vehicle and engineered to match the new vehicle dynamics and the increased levels of technology and complexity present in the new Toyota base vehicle design. Fitting the brake upgrade kit will increase available brake torque, reduce brake fade and fluid vaporization, extend brake service intervals and reduce through-life costs.

As well as the LC300, Alcon brake kits are available for a wide range of armored and specialist SUV’s, including, but not exclusively: Ford’s F550 and F150-based Raptor and Ranger platforms; Chevrolet’s Suburban and Suburban HD; GM’s GMT K2-based platforms Tahoe and Escalade; Toyota’s LC200, LC78-79 and Hilux; Mercedes’ Sprinter; and VW’s Amarok and Crafter. 

Alcon has more than 25 years of experience in engineering brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 30T-plus military armored vehicles.  This places them at the forefront of developing and delivering high-performance braking solutions for sectors where only the absolute best can be accepted. 

Alcon’s off-the-shelf brake kits allow both OEMs and vehicle modification companies to overcome the challenges posed by up-armoring vehicles for both defense, security and specialist purposes.

The kits are compatible with stock OEM actuation, so are easy to fit but have been fully “ruggedized” to ensure extreme levels of robustness and performance balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.