A few days ago, there was a leaked document that supposedly revealed the eventual launch date of the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser, which was sometime this month. This would mean Toyota is already gearing up for its global launch since leaked pictures of the said SUV have already spread; it's not like they were hiding it.
So we already know what the all-new Land Cruiser looks like. But what engines will the Land Cruiser have? Before, we reported that it will have a hybrid V6, a gasoline V6, and a new six-cylinder turbo-diesel.
Well, according to another leaked document, the SUV will reportedly only have two engine choices instead of three. First up is a new 3.3-liter turbodiesel V6. While it's significantly smaller than the 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8, the new V6 actually makes more power. It puts out 305 PS and a massive 700 Nm of torque. If this is to be believed, the new V6 diesel trounces the V8 by 73 PS and 85 Nm.
The other engine the Land Cruiser will have is a 3.5-liter turbo gasoline V6. It makes 414 PS, along with a meaty 650 Nm of torque. If we were to compare it to the current 5.7-liter V8 offered in other markets, the new turbocharged V6 makes 28 PS and 106 Nm more than the naturally-aspirated V8.
There's no word of a hybrid V6 as mentioned in our previous reports. This either confirms that there will be no hybrid V6, or that it may become available at a later date. There's also no word if a naturally-aspirated engine can be specified for the next-generation Land Cruiser.
With only V6 engines available in its lineup, it looks like we won't be seeing any more V8s in the all-new Land Cruiser. This doesn't come as a surprise, however, as Toyota wants to make vehicles with fewer and cleaner emissions. While V8 fans might be disappointed about this, do remember that Toyota is also preparing a Gazoo Racing Sport version of the SUV.