2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Borrows Fortuner’s 2.8-litre Diesel Mill

by Vivaan Khatri | 13/09/2020
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The latest version of Toyota Land Cruiser is launched in Australia with a new diesel engine. This engine is capable of making 204 PS and 500 Nm.  

Toyota has introduced the newest version of the current-gen Land Cruiser Prado in the Australian market, where the updated Land Cruiser Prado now comes with a couple of additional features along with a new diesel engine. The same engine is also used on the India-spec Fortuner that was updated a few months ago.

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The shared engine in question here is a 2.8-litre four-cylinder 1GD-FTV turbo diesel engine. This motor makes a maximum power of 204 PS and a peak torque of 500 Nm. Apart from the Toyota Fortuner and the Land Cruiser Prado, this engine is also powering the facelifted Toyota Hilux pickup truck. There are rumours that this pickup truck might enter the India market in the near future.

As for the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, the newly-added diesel engine is available across the range including four trims, GX, GXL, VX and top-spec Kakadu. This engine is built with optimized pistons and rings, ball-bearing turbocharger and bigger turbine and impeller, updated cooling, revised exhaust, and better injection flow rate.

The new 2.8-litre diesel engine is paired exclusively to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Moreover, the fuel efficiency for the Toyota Fortuner has improved, now rated at 7.9 litres/100 kms against 8.0-litre/100 kms as in the previous version. Toyota also provides a four-wheel-drive system, diesel particulate filter and variable flow control hydraulic steering across the line-up of the new Land Cruiser Prado.

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The new diesel engine is available across the range of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Apart from the addition of a capable diesel engine, the large SUV also receives some new features. Starting from the entry-level variant, the SUV is available with standard features like lane departure warning, roadside assist, active cruise control, pre-collision system, along with seven airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS with EBD, brake assist and reverse parking camera. Notably, the new Toyota land Cruiser Prado is now capable of towing up to three tons.


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About the comfort goodies, the new Land Cruiser Prado gets a bigger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, paddle shifter, ventilated power front seats, sunroof, multiple driving modes, keyless entry, entertainment system for the rear row, adaptive variable suspension and rear air suspension.

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