The primary new Toyota LandCruiser in 14 years – one of the most longest stretches between new fashions within the 70-year historical past of the nameplate – has been officially unveiled with dual turbo diesel V6 and dual turbo petrol V6 energy as an alternative of a V8. Hybrid possibility most likely due between now and 2025 along Lexus LX.
The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence has been officially unveiled globally early this morning Australian time – at a reside match within the Heart East, one of the most primary markets – after weeks of undercover agent footage of examples being shipped world wide.
Finishing years of hypothesis – together with from CarAdvice which revealed a tale outlining the death of the V8 in June 2019 – Toyota has showed a twin-turbo diesel V6 will change the twin-turbo diesel V8 that powered the LandCruiser 200 Sequence since 2007.
For the tech heads, the twin-turbo diesel V6 within the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence is an all-new design – certainly, it’s Toyota’s first twin-turbo diesel V6 – with a capability of 3.3 litres and an output of 227kW and 700Nm as opposed to the outgoing twin-turbo diesel V8’s output of 200kW and 650Nm.
The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence will likely be sponsored by means of a 10-speed computerized slightly than the six-speed within the 200 Sequence, designed to spice up acceleration and toughen open-road gasoline economic system.
The verdict to downsize to a V6 is consistent with the worldwide shift to smaller capability engines to satisfy stricter emissions objectives.
Even supposing Australia has much less stringent emissions requirements than in another country markets, automobile firms broaden powertrains for world use slightly than person international locations, which might be too expensive.
CarAdvice understands the verdict not to proceed to supply the twin-turbo diesel V8 as an possibility in sure markets corresponding to Australia was once pushed by means of the want to package deal one engine configuration within the new type.
The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence will likely be bought in different international locations with twin-turbo V6 petrol energy (305kW/650Nm), additionally sponsored by means of a 10-speed auto. Toyota confirmed graphs (pictured above) of the facility and function distinction between the diesel and petrol V8s as opposed to the V6s.
There was once no point out of hybrid energy, on the other hand CarAdvice understands that possibility may just in the end make its solution to Australia a while between now and 2025 as regards to the arriving of the LandCruiser-based Lexus LX.
As some comfort for V8 fanatics, Toyota final week showed the single-turbo V8 will remain in production for the time being for the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Sequence, although it too is anticipated to change to TDV6 energy in the end.
The footage display the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence will likely be to be had with a broader type vary, heading extra upmarket on the most sensible finish – the usage of Vary Rover as a benchmark – and a sporty type for the center of the variability, dubbed GR Sport.
Within the period in-between, examples of the runout Toyota LandCruiser 200 Sequence twin-turbo V8 proceed to be marketed above retail costs.
Whilst Toyota didn’t define actual dimensions of the LandCruiser 300 Sequence, it stated that is an all-new body and frame construction (referred to as TNGA-F), in spite of the acquainted look.
“Automobile dimensions together with period, width, wheelbase and departure and way angles are very as regards to the outgoing type, relying at the variant,” stated a remark from Toyota Australia. “Options such because the bumper form and location of lighting fixtures parts had been designed to assist steer clear of injury all over off-road using.”
Toyota says the LandCruiser 300 Sequence has a extra even weight stability entrance to rear as opposed to its predecessor, and graphics confirmed the engine is located 28mm decrease and 70mm rearwards to assist supply a decrease centre of gravity.
Whilst Toyota didn’t listing kerb weight, it stated the LandCruiser 300 Sequence is 200kg lighter than its predecessor in petrol guise and about 100kg lighter in diesel guise. Maximum examples of the LandCruiser 200 Sequence diesel tip the scales at 2740kg.
The predecessor’s 3500kg towing capability has been retained and Toyota says the twin-turbo V6 diesel pulls more potent than the former dual turbo V8 diesel, aided partially by means of the 10-speed slightly than six-speed auto.
Toyota additionally defined new development strategies; the body is laser welded which saves weight whilst on the identical time bettering energy. Extra main points will observe nearer to the car’s release.
The LandCruiser 300 Sequence has redesigned suspension geometry with extra upright angles (as proven within the graphic beneath), and Toyota says the brand new type has higher wheel articulation, to raised maintain off-road hindrances.
In what Toyota claims is a global first, an non-compulsory new digital Kinetic Dynamic Suspension Gadget (e-KDSS) improves off-road efficiency by means of a bigger suspension stroke “accomplished by means of successfully disabling the entrance and rear stabiliser bars”.
Borrowing an concept from Land Rover’s playbook, the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence will likely be to be had with a entrance digicam that can be utilized to raised navigate tough off-road terrain.
“The adoption of a multi terrain make a choice serve as … robotically judges the street floor and selects the most productive using mode,” says Toyota.
The brand new type may even include the overall suite of complicated protection aids together with radar cruise keep watch over, independent emergency braking, blind zone caution, rear cross-traffic alert, and pace signal reputation throughout all variants. At the LandCruiser 200 Sequence, a number of complicated protection tech is handiest to be had at the dearest fashions.
Toyota Australia sellers are because of be briefed these days on additional main points and timing at the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence.
Pricing isn’t because of be introduced till nearer to the on-sale date, however Toyota sellers have advised CarAdvice they be expecting the fee to extend by means of $10,000 to $15,000 relying at the type.
The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence is due in native showrooms between October and December (inclusive) this 12 months, although some sellers stay hopeful the primary shipments may just arrive faster since the present type is sort of bought out. Manufacturing and delivery plans, on the other hand, will most likely dictate arrival timing.
Whilst 14 years is a very long time within the making for the brand new type, all over building Toyota went to extra-ordinary lengths to hide the semblance of the LandCruiser 300 Sequence, checking out early prototypes beneath then bodywork of LandCruiser 200 Sequence 4WDs. You’ll learn how Toyota saved the LandCruiser 300 Sequence beneath wraps here.
CarAdvice will carry extra information at the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence because it comes handy.
Above: The dual turbo V6 diesel for the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence.
Above: The dual turbo V6 petrol for the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence to be bought in global markets.
2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sequence and GR Recreation published, due in showrooms this 12 months, no point out of hybrid