According to a leak, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will not get a V6 option
Toyota surprised everyone last week when they revealed the first teaser images of the all-new Land Cruiser Prado. While the automaker is not yet ready to fully reveal the all-new SUV, Toyota showed us a glimpse of it through several silhouettes.
Thanks to the wonders of photo editing, we were able to see more of the Lexus GX's all-new twin. Based on the images, the next-generation Land Cruiser Prado will have unique body panels and a distinct set of LED headlights and taillights that will differ from the GX.
Powertrain options remain a mystery although it's highly likely that it will share its engine choices with the 2024 Lexus GX. But according to a leaked document Drive has picked up, the next-gen Land Cruiser Prado will not be getting a V6 engine under the hood.
Instead, the SUV will reportedly only be available with a trio of four-cylinder engines. The first engine will supposedly be the 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV turbo-diesel shared with the Fortuner/Hilux. There's no word if it will receive a boost in power as it currently makes 204 PS and 500 Nm of torque. However, the turbo-diesel engine for the Land Cruiser Prado may come with the rumored 48V mild-hybrid system that will be seeing use in the 2024 model year of the Hilux.
Prefer a gasoline-powered inline-four? Apart from the 1GD-FTV, the 2.7-liter 2TR-FE will also reportedly be available for the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado. Available with Dual VVT-i since 2015, the humble four-cylinder now puts out 163 PS and 245 Nm of torque.
Last but not least, the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado will also supposedly get the TJA250 powertrain which is believed to be the 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine derived from the Tacoma. In the USDM pickup truck, the engine makes 231 PS and 329 Nm of torque. When paired with the i-Force Max hybrid setup, the electrified turbo four-cylinder makes 331 PS and 630 Nm of torque.
2.4-liter turbo i-Force Max hybrid from the Toyota Tacoma
Aside from the new four-cylinder engines, the chassis code of the all-new Land Cruiser Prado was also leaked. From the 150 Series, the next-generation model will supposedly jump to the “250 Series”. With the Land Cruiser now designated as the 300 Series, we're not entirely surprised with the supposed 250 Series name Toyota has given the all-new Land Cruiser Prado.
With no V6 on the cards for the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado, it looks like Toyota is going for the downsized turbocharged route in powering the 4x4 SUV. If this is true, which of the four-cylinder engines do you think will make their way to the Philippines? Let us know in the comments.