New Toyota Land Cruiser 300’s debut delayed yet again, says report…

By: CAR magazine

A fresh report out of Japan claims the debut of the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 has been pushed back to July 2021.

According to BestCarWeb, the global semiconductor shortage has impacted the Japanese firm’s production schedule, with the reveal of the Land Cruiser 300 thus pushed back once more.

Though Toyota has yet to announce an official unveiling date for the Land Cruiser 200 successor, last we heard it was broadly expected to make its debut in April.

The publication, however, now claims Toyota in Japan will started taking “advance reservations” for the newcomer in May 2021, with the official reveal set down for July and initial delivers in its domestic market pencilled in for August.

In February 2021, a separate report out of Australia suggested the upcoming Land Cruiser 300 would feature six-cylinder turbodiesel power, though the 3,3-litre inline-six engine would come from Mazda.

This oil-burning powerplant is tipped to be joined by a twin-turbo 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine (depending on the market, of course), with an electrified version of the latter likely to follow at a later stage. The Land Cruiser 300 is widely expected to ditch both the 4,5-litre turbodiesel V8 offered in South Africa and the 4,6-litre petrol V8 sold in some other markets.

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