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Clearview Accessories has announced that their much-anticipated new Towing Mirrors to suit the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series are now available to order. The first models to have stock available will be the LC300 GX & GXL being available from the 1st of November 2023.
What’s the story?
Clearview Towing Mirrors for the VX, Sahara, Sahara ZX and GR Sport models will be in stock from the 1st of December 2023. With no other full-replacement towing mirrors currently available on the market for the 300 Series, Clearview is preparing for a surge in demand.
“Our Melbourne-based assembly-line is already gearing up for the introduction of these new models” said Mike Cowan, Co-Founder of Clearview Accessories “The new LC300 mirrors take longer to build, so we’ve had to increase production capacity and line optimisation in the lead up to the official launch to avoid delays on the rest of our mirror production”.
Clearview Towing Mirrors available for the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will include Next Gen and
Compact Towing Mirrors. All standard functionality will carry through to the Clearview Mirrors – except for the auto-dimming function as there is a patent in place for it.
Model by model breakdown
- GX available features include: Power Fold, Electric operating glass & integrated LED indicators.
- GXL available features include: Auto-tilting function when reversing, blind spot monitoring, heated glass, Power Fold, electric operating glass & integrated LED indicators. Puddle Lights have also been included.
- VX available features include: 360 Camera provision, Auto-tilting function when reversing, blind spot monitoring, heated glass, Power Fold, puddle lights, electric operating glass & integrated LED indicators.
- Sahara, Sahara ZX and GR Sport available features include: Memory function, 360 Camera provision, Auto-tilting function when reversing, blind spot monitoring, heated glass, Power Fold, puddle lights, electric operating glass & integrated LED indicators.
Compact Towing Mirrors are just like a factory mirror with a large single convex mirror, and the additional advantage of the extra visibility that Clearview’s towing mirror extension provides. The Next Gen Towing Mirrors are only slightly larger than the Compacts, with Clearview’s popular double mirror design.
The Clearview Next Gen & Compact Towing Mirrors are a lot smaller and positioned closer to the vehicle than Clearview’s famous Original Towing Mirrors but extend out just as far when you need them to. In fact, the design is such, that most people don’t realise that towing mirrors are installed on the vehicle until they are in their fully extended position!
Easy to install
Clearview Towing Mirrors are true replacement mirrors, designed to use the same holes, fitting and
wiring (where applicable) as your original mirrors for plug-and-play installation. Clearview’s unique, patented, secondary mount design for the LC300 towing mirrors has accounted for the LC300’s lighter-weight Aluminium door skin and inadequate strength of the existing internal bracketry to mount extendable towing mirrors to. They’ve also identified the the ideal location for the new Towing Mirrors to be installed to provide best visibility when in the extended towing position.
The development process
“When Toyota designed their new Land Cruiser, they weren’t designing it around the aftermarket
addition of towing mirrors” shares Jay Praag, Co-Founder of Clearview Accessories, “we knew that we couldn’t simply attach our mirrors to the existing mounting point or position on the door as it just wasn’t going to work. We needed to move the standard mounting point forward to make it easier to see out of while towing. If we only reinforced the existing mounting point and installed our mirrors there, the driver would be constantly leaning backwards and turning their head to see anything out of the mirrors. It’s important for us that when someone purchases a Clearview product, that it does what we say it’s going to do and doesn’t cause any damage to the vehicle down the track.”
This attention to detail sheds some light on why Clearview has been holding out on releasing their
new Towing Mirrors for such a popular model.
Clearview Towing Mirrors to suit the new LC300 can be pre-ordered and installed through Clearview Accessories’ dealer network, Australia-wide.
Visit: www.clearviewaccessories.com.au for more information.