According to the current report, the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is likely to get power from a V6 turbocharged diesel engine instead of the existing V8 unit.
Going by the recent set of reports, the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is likely to receive power from a V6 turbocharged diesel engine which will replace the existing V8 motor.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will reportedly come with a V6 engine instead of the current V8 engine
A current report from Australia has revealed some speculations about the upcoming new Toyota Land Cruiser. As per the report, the existing V8 powertrain is likely to be placed with a new V6 unit that is promised to bring the same power output. On the other hand, a source from Japan suggested that the Land Cruiser will come with a single oil-burner. According to Best Car, the current 2.8-litre GD6 will be updated and will continue to power the Land Cruiser. This engine can also be seen in the Fortuner, Hilux and Prado. The Land Cruiser 300 has not been using a four-cylinder engine since 1997.
As opposed to the Japanese sources, the carsales.com.au has reported that Land Rover 300 will get a V6 petrol engine, citing a trustful source that claimed to have knowledge on the development of the upcoming model. The replacement of the V6 engine indicates the discontinuation of the existing V8 engine.
The V6 engine might come with a hybrid technology
Some people might find it underwhelming to find out that Toyota will move from a V8 engine to a V6 engine. However, the change from the current engine to the six-cylinder motor could significantly improve the fuel mileage of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Moreover, it is claimed that the new V6 engine will be developed to churn out the power output that could match with the existing version. The outgoing V8 can deliver a maximum power of 261 bhp and a top torque of 620 Nm.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300’s massive weight will put a strain on the four-cylinder engine. In order to manage the additional weight of the Land Cruiser 300, the new engine will have to be tuned up. Along with the V6 engine, it is likely that the Land Cruiser 300 will be assisted with a hybrid system which is expected to increase the power output as well as improve the fuel economy. The new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will be launched in the global market in 2021. It will be developed on the body-on-frame version of the TNGA platform. TNGA is now extensively used across the company's global line-up. The new Toyota Land Cruiser will offer a seating capacity of around five to eight occupants.