2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 could ax V8 engine for a smaller V6

Automotive website, Creative311.com, recently reported that the upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser 300 is set to be replaced with a smaller yet mightier 3.3-litre V6 turbo-diesel. The new motor shall replace its aging V8 power plant.

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Reports state that the V6 engine is capable enough of producing 309 hp and 687 Nm of torque. Notably, it does pump out more power compared to the LC200’s 4.5-liter V8 diesel powerplant that puts out 232 hp and 615 Nm of torque. That’s about 77 hp and 72 Nm of torque more than the outgoing motor. 

Aside from that, select markets could even get a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine, which is the same engine found on the Lexus LS500. Compared to the V6 turbo-diesel, its gasoline mill puts out a healthier 420 hp and 598 Nm of torque. No direct confirmation if a mild hybrid power plant will be available for the LC300, however, the report did state that it could possibly be sold later than 2022.

The all-new model is also expected to come with a 10-speed AT with a high- and low-ratio transfer case, the new transmission is to be paired on both of the aforementioned engines. What makes this even more exciting is that the full-size SUV will also undergo the Gazoo treatment, with the LC300 reportedly to have a GR-S trim. Reports say that it shall serve as an off-road exclusive grade that could come with other special reinforcements such as large diameter tires, 18-inch alloys, and other essential features that will present this trim with an off-road-oriented exterior.

It seems that the upcoming model is being revealed bit by bit. A number of unconfirmed details such as this and its leaked blueprints have been surfacing online, plus, there are some spy shots already present. That said, there is a possibility that the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 could possibly be revealed soon, some reports even state that its global debut could happen this coming August. 

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