A fresh report out of Australia claims the launch of the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 has been pushed back to 2021.
While a recent rumour suggested the Land Cruiser 200 replacement would be revealed in July 2020, CarsGuide (citing media in Japan) now reports a “release” will take place only in 2021.
As the Australian publication points out, Toyota itself has yet to announce its plans, having technically not yet even confirmed the shift to the “300” badge.
Still, reports have suggested the new model will be offered with the choice of two 3,5-litre V6 petrol engines, one of which will be electrified. The hybrid version, of course, is expected to offer a more impressive spread of torque, with a firm focus on pulling power.
The Japanese firm is widely expected to ditch the 243 kW/460 N.m 4,6-litre V8 petrol engine employed by the outgoing model in some markets.
It’s not yet clear what Toyota’s plans are in terms of diesel power for the upcoming Land Cruiser 300, what with the current model in South Africa employing a 4,5-litre V8 turbodiesel worth 195 kW and 650 N.m.
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