Confirmed: No more V8 in the Toyota Land Cruiser
Eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will no longer be available in the next generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser, CPO of the marque’s Australia subsidiary said.
The new iteration of the popular SUV model should celebrate its market debut in 2021. It will ship with an assortment of V6 engines that will come as a replacement for the obsolete V8s. The latter are no longer viable to produce because of the increasingly strict environmental standards, the company admits.
The exact technical specs of the V6s destined to fill the shoes of their larger counterparts remain a matter of speculation right now. We would imagine the next-gen Cruiser shipping with a 3.5-liter turbocharged Lexus LS V6 gas engine rated at 421 hp (314 kW) and likely coupled to a ten-speed automatic transmission. A single hybrid variant is also possible, but not confirmed.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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