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It looks like the new LandCruiser won’t have a V8 turbo-diesel in the future

The 200 Series LandCruiser with a V8 under the bonnet has been a staple of Australian motoring for the past 12 years. Providing the power needed to cover long distances of any condition easily, and the capacity to tow 3.5-tonne vans without straining. The 1VD-FTV V8 power plant is one that outback travellers and 4WDers have become attached to – especially considering it has two turbos bolted to the side as well (in 200 Series guise).

Recent reports online seem to have confirmed, or at least heavily speculated, that Toyota won’t be placing the V8 in the next incarnation of its LandCruiser model, the 300 Series. As you hear the collective sigh of V8 lovers everywhere, the question then arises, what will be in it? With Toyota succumbing to the pressure of the motoring industry, downsizing and turbocharging, it seems almost certain that they will release the 300 Series with a V6 turbo-diesel and V6 turbo-petrol. Toyota have previously stated that they intend by 2025 to have a hybrid option available in every model, so while it may not be an option at the initial release, expect a hybrid LandCruiser in the near future.

If you look to the numbers, going from V8 to V6 looks like a great thing with Toyota already having access to a twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 310kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Although, traditional V8 buyers will say it’s all to do with capacity and how stressed the engine is providing that power, with the reliability questioned.

Does removing the V8 spell the end of LandCruiser’s dominance off-road? Or is it a positive with Toyota showing they’re ready to develop the newest LandCruiser for the market while hopefully keeping its impressive 4WDing and towing ability?

NEW TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 300 SERIES ENGINE REVEALED

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NEW TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 300 SERIES ENGINE REVEALED

It looks like the new LandCruiser won’t have a V8 turbo-diesel in the future

The 200 Series LandCruiser with a V8 under the bonnet has been a staple of Australian motoring for the past 12 years. Providing the power needed to cover long distances of any condition easily, and the capacity to tow 3.5-tonne vans without straining. The 1VD-FTV V8 power plant is one that outback travellers and 4WDers have become attached to – especially considering it has two turbos bolted to the side as well (in 200 Series guise).

Recent reports online seem to have confirmed, or at least heavily speculated, that Toyota won’t be placing the V8 in the next incarnation of its LandCruiser model, the 300 Series. As you hear the collective sigh of V8 lovers everywhere, the question then arises, what will be in it? With Toyota succumbing to the pressure of the motoring industry, downsizing and turbocharging, it seems almost certain that they will release the 300 Series with a V6 turbo-diesel and V6 turbo-petrol. Toyota have previously stated that they intend by 2025 to have a hybrid option available in every model, so while it may not be an option at the initial release, expect a hybrid LandCruiser in the near future.

If you look to the numbers, going from V8 to V6 looks like a great thing with Toyota already having access to a twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 310kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Although, traditional V8 buyers will say it’s all to do with capacity and how stressed the engine is providing that power, with the reliability questioned.

Does removing the V8 spell the end of LandCruiser’s dominance off-road? Or is it a positive with Toyota showing they’re ready to develop the newest LandCruiser for the market while hopefully keeping its impressive 4WDing and towing ability?

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