New (June 2021), 300 series Landcruiser, gets 2.8L diesel engine

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 13:27
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Well, in line with all the other manufacturers shortchanging us on engine size - the news is, the new 300 series Landcruiser is going to be fitted with the 2.8L diesel, that currently powers the Hilux, Fortuner, and Prado.

No doubt the new engine will be fitted with quad turbochargers, and produce 200Kw - and we'll be told owners won't notice any difference in power levels, over the current model Landcruiser twin-turbo V8 diesel!

I can see there'll be a rush by Landcruiser buyers, to grab the last of the V8 diesels when they cease production of them!

I can't help but think that these ever-shrinking diesel engine sizes are a plan to end up with all hybrid drive 4WD's, with a small diesel being assisted by a big electric motor, with battery power used for most driving requirements, and both electric and diesel power being used together, for when high power is required, as in towing.

New 300 series Landcruiser to get 2.8L diesel

Cheers, Ron.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:28

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:28
Ron, that article is just the latest in a long chain of speculation, just like the same magazine's other 4 - 5 engine speculation articles with different versions. They also have predicted different releases every 6 months for the last 2 years.

They can't even get the exixting engine specs close to right. How on earth will they have any credibility on something that is 2 years away?

"200 Series' petrol V8, which produced 234kW and 460Nm, and the current 4.5-litre twin-turbo-diesel, which makes 250kW and 650Nm"

Actually the petrol is 227KW and the diesel is 200KW

My guess is the numb nut 'journo' copied something from a European Prado article. The Prado is called a Landcruiser in Europe.

It's clickbait.





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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:48

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:48
Yes 100% I've seen quite a few of these articles and the speculation that goes with them. That being said I think the current 200 Series represents the best resale value ever. They are solid and bulletproof and the die hard V8 customers will want one to tow with. Stricter emission laws are forcing the hand and big diesel engines don't conform. There is no doubt a hybrid version would be great but it could be 2-3 years away?
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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:57

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 14:57
How's this for resale?

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:22

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:22
Very impressive ........ but what did the dealer pay the old owners ? Maybe half that if they were lucky?
$73000 for a 14 yr old Cruiser seems a bit steep for me.
Don't see many in that condition, that's for sure.

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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:35

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:35
Car appears to have been sold new in Adelaide. Would be interesting to know the background.

Maybe bought by an investor?

I have seen car shows out of the US featuring the people who bought the last of a model thinking they would make heaps years in the future.

One I recall bought the last convertible Cadillac for his children, three or four I think, and stored them. After his death the kids were finding the cars were not worth much at all.



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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:21

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 15:21
Here is another one, posted on another site Sat. Mar. 14th From Carsguide.com.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series 2021 to be revealed in July with TWO new 3.5-litre V6 engine options - reports.

The long-awaited Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is now reportedly set for a July reveal, with Toyota readying not one but two 3.5-litre engine options that focus on delivering maximum torque.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 16:59

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 16:59
Yeah, the articles are like flies.

Also, the honest ones admit that the second pic in the article in the link referred to by the OP is a photoshop 'artist impression';
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 17:57

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 17:57
Like Tony said, that report is rubbish written by someone with no idea. He's taken a report for an overseas market where they call the 150series the Landcruiser and don't use the word Prado.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 06:23

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 06:23
Phil, I think that it is not no idea, but New Idea or maybe Woman's day.
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Reply By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 20:25

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 at 20:25
If, per chance, these reports are right, just watch the sales of Rams, Effies etc
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 07:32

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 07:32
They will have to severely ramp up their parts & service distributors throughout the country before I would consider one for outback travel. Even in major regional centres finding parts & service for a Ram or F Series truck is pretty hard.

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Follow Up By: Members - Bow - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 09:54

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 09:54
Macca, I don’t know about F truck parts but Ram spare parts are easy to find.
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:39

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:39
After test driving the new RAV-4 AWD hybrid which supposedly has a towing capacity of 1500kg (but up to 2000kg in overseas markets*), I then asked the salesman about long tows uphill (eg the Clyde Mountain). He assure me this would be no problem until I then pointed out that with the tiny battery fitted, it would last less than 2 minutes under hard towing, and then you'd be left with just the petrol engine for the remainder of the long climb. Presumably the same thing with any hybrid Landcruiser. I see that some caravan manufacturers are thinking of a battery under the van which could feed the car up hills and then recharge regeneratively on the flat, downhill and particularly when braking.
* Different towing capacities in different countries with identical car models?? According to my local dealer, the warranty terms are set by the national Toyota dealer/importer, not by Toyota worldwide. So, Australia's national dealer has chosen a lower towing limit to reduce the possibility of warranty claims.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:38

Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:38
The best thing to remember is Toyota has a policy of drip feeding us info and upgrades. The 80 came with a 3f till the 4.5, the 100 came with a 4.5 till the 4.7, the 200 came with a 4.7 till the 4.6.
The 300 will come with the 4.5 diesel and maybe a 3.5 v6 hybrid out of a lexus 400h and/or tt in the sahara....yes they do that too...make ppl pay for the tech.
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