Another day, another rumour about the upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser 300. This time, a fresh report claims the new model will be offered with a six-cylinder turbodiesel engine.
According to motoring.com.au, reports that Toyota is lining up its 2,8-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel unit for use in the Land Cruiser 200’s replacement are either downright false or pertain only to markets with particularly strict emissions regulations.
Citing “an insider close to the project”, the Australian publication claims the new Land Cruiser 300 will be offered with a “high-torque” six-cylinder unit (which it says will "probably" come in the form of a V6) and a twin-turbo 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine, with an electrified version of the latter following at a later stage.
The source told motoring.com.au the Japanese firm's new engine would at least match the outputs of the current model’s 4,5-litre V8 turbodiesel, which generates 195 kW and 650 N.m here in South Africa.
Toyota is, of course, widely expected to ditch the 243 kW/460 N.m 4,6-litre V8 petrol engine employed by the outgoing model in some markets.
Earlier in March 2020, reports out of Japan claimed the launch of the new Land Cruiser 300 had been pushed back to 2021.
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