If there's one vehicle we're all waiting for from Toyota aside from the new 86, it's the next-generation Land Cruiser. Despite the hype behind Toyota's flagship SUV, there is limited info about the model. There is still no official teaser or announcement yet, and we still don't know when the new 300 Series model will arrive. But we may have just learned a bit about the engine choices.
According to a report by Creative 311, a leaked document that supposedly shows the different chassis codes of the next-generation Land Cruiser along with their corresponding engine options. If the photo is assumed to be correct, then the 300 Series Land Cruiser will be offered with three engine options – a 1GR-FE, F33A-FTV, and V35A-FTS.
Let's start with the engine we've known for awhile – the 1GR-FE. That is the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V6 found in Land Cruiser Prado, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, and even select variants of the Land Cruiser 200 in the Middle East. The tried-and-tested engine has been a staple in Toyota SUVs and pick-up trucks for years. Still, assuming the 1GR-FE is carried over into the next-generation Land Cruiser, it would be the oldest engine choice available.
The V35A-FTS may not be as popular as the 1GR-FE, but it has been in the market since 2017. This engine is under the hood of the Lexus LS 500. In the Lexus sedan, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 421 horsepower and 600 Nm torque. Paired to it is a 10-speed automatic transmission. If it does make it into the Land Cruiser, this could be the new top-spec engine option.
Does this mean no more diesel for the Land Cruiser then? Well, there is no official word about the F33A-FTV engine yet. Based on the FTV name, it is likely a new turbocharged diesel engine for the SUV. Performance Drive speculates that it will likely be a 3.3-liter turbo diesel V6, new for the 300 Series Land Cruiser. The site reports that the “F” likely comes from TNGA-F, which is the company’s latest platform for trucks. Meanwhile, the “A” could represent being part of the latest ‘Dynamic Force’ engine family. It will supposedly have around 272 PS and 650 Nm torque and replace the 4.5-liter V8 diesel found in the 200 Series today.
Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a bit closure to the new Land Cruiser's launch date to know more about the F33A-FTV engine. But the odds of Toyota axing a diesel engine from the 300-series lineup is unlikely.
So these are the supposed engine options for the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser. If the leaked document is correct, then there is no more V8 option. Instead, a twin-turbo V6 likely sits at the top of the range. What do you think of them so far?