Novelty will receive dramatic changes in both the external and technical parts.
Toyota Land Cruiser is considered the longest series of the Japanese brand. Since 1951, SUV sales worldwide have exceeded 6.5 million units. The car owes such demand to proven reliability, endurance and survivability, which is tested in the most difficult climatic conditions. And now new details about the “three hundred” leaked to the network.
At the end of 2019, Japanese news outlets published information on the appearance of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 model in the summer of 2020. After some time, company representatives denied these rumors and said that the serial production of a new generation of SUVs would begin no earlier than the summer of 2021. Despite this, detailed details about the technical part of the car appeared on the network, and not everyone will like this “Cruiser”.
So, the new generation of the SUV will lose the 4.6-liter V8 engine. It will be replaced by a V6 hybrid powertrain with a volume of 3.5 liters and 299 “horses” of useful power, which is combined with a 100-horsepower electric motor. Toyota made this decision due to the changing trend in the technical component of modern cars. As a transmission, a variator will be presented. So fans of the “Cruiser” will be disappointed.
As for the 2.8-liter diesel turbo engine, it will remain unchanged and will be equipped with a classic 8-speed gearbox. In addition, the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will be built on a modern TNGA platform, which will increase body stiffness, achieve a center of gravity shift and distribute the correct axle load. Thanks to this, the new Cruiser will become 8 cm lower and 6 cm longer than its predecessor.
As a result, the SUV will receive a modified frame design, permanent all-wheel drive, and the maximum set of security systems and driver assistants.