The upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser 300’s engine range has seemingly be confirmed by a second set of leaked model codes.
According to Japanese publication creative311.com, the long-awaited successor to the Land Cruiser 200 will be available with a choice of three powertrains (initially, at least). And, as has been widely reported over the past couple of years, a V8 isn’t one of them.
The initial leaked document first appeared online back in February 2021, showing what appeared to be the Land Cruiser 300’s chassis and engine codes. Now a second set of images has emerged, with the information falling neatly in line with that first report.
Both leaks suggest the GRJ300 will feature the 1GR-FE engine, the FJA300 will employ the F33A-FTV powerplant and the VJA300 will use the V35A-FTS mill.
The 1GR-FE, of course, is Toyota’s familiar (if somewhat long-in-the-tooth) naturally aspirated 4,0-litre V6 petrol engine, as used in the likes of the Hilux, Land Cruiser Prado and FJ Cruiser. The V35A-FTS, meanwhile, is the Japanese automaker’s twin-turbo 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine, which we already know from the Lexus LS500. In that application, it is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission.
Finally – and perhaps most interestingly – there’s the F33A-FTV, an engine that has yet to appear in a production vehicle. Based on the code, this powerplant is expected to be a 3,3-litre turbodiesel unit, with either a V6 or straight-six configuration. Some reports have even suggested the engine will come from Mazda.
Earlier in March 2021, Japanese reports claimed the debut of the new Land Cruiser 300 had been pushed back to July 2021 (from an expected April reveal) thanks largely to the global semiconductor shortage.