A new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will be revealed in August, with the iconic vehicle to adopt a dual-turbocharger hybrid V6 instead of a V8 engine.
That is the news from Japan, where new reports have shed a new light on the highly anticipated vehicle, the first real review of the LandCruiser since 2007.
Japan’s Best Car website reports that the new LandCruiser 300 series will adopt a Toyota TNGA platform with ladder frame and will arrive only with a four-wheel drive design. But the big news is reserved for under the hood, where Japanese media are confirming reports that the flagship LandCruiser will adopt a 3.6-liter V6 hybrid powertrain and produce about 220kW and 356Nm.
Those numbers have decreased slightly in the now missing V8 outputs (234kW and 460Nm), but international media suggests that any deficit will be compensated with a lighter frame and hybrid power delivery.
Again, this is in accordance with international reports, and Toyota in Australia has not yet confirmed details, counting CarsGuide “That vehicle is in development, and any powertrain that comes will be suitable for the Australian market. Other than that, we have nothing we can confirm at this time.”
But the Japanese media have gone so far as to inform the dimensions of the new vehicle such as 4950 mm long, 1980 mm wide and 1870 mm high, and claimed that the exterior design will not move too far from the current vehicle, just with a front bolder to finish more in line with the modern Toyota line.
Reports also suggest that the new LandCruiser will be offered with five or eight seats in two or three rows, with 17-18 or 20-inch alloys.
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