2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series – Toyota LandCruiser 300 series to be just six-cylinder. Four-pot and V8 oil burners kyboshed But new six diesel, but guaranteed for new ‘ Cruiser
Unlike recent reports, the next generation 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 series will not be presented with the 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of the Toyota HiLux, Prado and Fortuner-at least not in Australia.
In fact, the new eight seater 4WD is likely to get a new high-torque six-cylinder Turbo-diesel – probably a V6-along with a twin-Turbo 3.5-litre gasoline V6 eventually available in gasoline electric hybrid form.
Originally for an July 2020 – unveiled, but now pushed back to 2021, the LC300 expected to buy for a while next year in Australia.
But unlike the Nissan patrol, Toyota’s flagship SUV will not be a petrol proposition.
There’s a hybrid LandCruiser coming… But it’s still a long way down
Information from an insider near the project has confirmed that the company will at least match if it does not host the power and torque outputs currently offered by the 4.5-litre Turbo-diesel V8 (200kW/650Nm) – and that this level of performance will be almost definitely reached with a new six-cylinder diesel.
Rumors that the two were in 2.8-litre four-cylinder Turbo-diesel engine (currently worth 130kW/450Nm), in the upgraded Hilux ute later this year, will go into the 2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 series It tends to appear as a blizzard in the Nullarbor.
The four-cylinder Hilux engine, which is trapped in DPF controversy, is not on the radar as a possibility for our LC300, said our source, which is the point that Toyota is not known for the overproclaimed its engines – something it would have to do as the LandCruiser service the Downsize diesel engine.
That said, reports of the four-pot LandCruiser can relate to other markets with stricter emissions regulations, or are simply confusing the LC300 with the smaller Toyota LandCruiser Prado.
The current LandCruiser 200 series has a Turbo diesel V8 engine
We are told that the majority of the current 200 series owners have indicated that they are interested in the next generation LandCruiser-the name of what has yet to confirm – and Toyota Australia knows that it should get the iconic 4×4 model right in its third largest market world wide.
As we reported before, there will be a hybrid power supply based around the LC300’s new gasoline V6, but our latest Intel suggests that the first LandCruiser hybrid will not be available at the launch – or for several years at least.
Toyota Australia has promised that the new LandCruiser 300 will fit for the purpose, so expect it to maintain at least the LC200’s 3500kg drag capacity. Therefore a hybrid V6 power source will need seriously beefy electric motors with plenty of cooling.
The hybrid versions of the RAV4 and Camry tow less than their conventional counterparts because Toyota does not want to overload their electric cars. The LandCruiser 300’s hybrid system should be a much more robust mechanism and it is something the brand does not want to pursue.
Expected major improvements to LandCruiser’s dated cabin
Reports from the US that the following LandCruiser, which have undergone tests in secret over the past few years, are a stripped, coarse and ready off-road 4×4 with some luxury appointments, also appear to be a wide part of the market, at least in this market.
The Japanese brand has the LandCruiser 70 range for utility purposes and Toyota is expected to continue offering $100 000-plus Premium versions of the LandCruiser when the 300 series model lobs.
Traditionally, the LandCruiser is a vehicle that calls on Aussie families as well as those who drag, work on the country and seek adventure, so it must maintain a nominal level of overall comfort.
The new LandCruiser is allegedly based on a ladder-frame architecture that is now associated with the rugged new TNGA-F platform that will be the new 2021 Toyota Tundra Full-size picks-UP, which can be produced in the right hand-Drive for Australia in the USA for the first time.
The TNGA-F platform is also expected to subpin several other future Toyota models, including the next generation 2022 Fortuner (Asia’s version of the US 4Runner) and the next generation HiLux and Tacoma screens, which are both allegedly due to 2024.
The new TNGA platform will be a gift of the Toyota LandCruiser 300 series with improved on-and off-road capabilities along with a comprehensive technology upgrade which will include some autonomous management aids. The new diesel should also reduce fuel consumption.