Goodbye V8s, hey turbocharged V6s!
After extra leaks than a presidential workplace, the brand new Toyota LandCruiser has lastly been unveiled in all of its six-cylinder glory.
The 300 Sequence will arrive in Australian showrooms through the closing quarter of 2021.
Should you’ve been retaining monitor of the spy pictures and leaks, the brand new automotive’s form gained’t be an excessive amount of of a shock.
Whereas the silhouette is a mild evolution of the 200 Sequence, the entrance and rear now characteristic LED lights, whereas the grille and bonnet have a bolder look.
The brand new GR Sport spec has black decrease physique trim, wheels, wing mirrors and wheel arch linings. It additionally has distinctive entrance apron, together with a grille that includes the Toyota phrase mark for a retrotastic look.
At launch there shall be three engine choices, however on condition that Australian-bound 200 Sequence fashions are completely diesel-powered, the brand new 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel is of most curiosity to us. It makes 227kW and 700Nm.
That’s up 27kW and 50Nm from the outgoing 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel V8’s 200kW and 650Nm.
This new diesel mill will possible be the one engine provided in Australia.
A hybrid drivetrain is closely rumoured to hitch the worldwide vary inside a 12 months or so.
The 300 Sequence vary within the Center East shall be topped by a brand new 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, which makes 305kW and 650Nm.
Each new V6 engines are hooked as much as a 10-speed computerized transmission as customary.
For some markets there can even be a naturally-aspirated V6 engine with a six-speed computerized. Though Toyota has but to supply particulars about this powerplant, indications are it will likely be carry-over 4.0-litre unit with 271kW and 385Nm.
The 300 Sequence LandCruiser is the primary automobile from Toyota to make use of the TNGA-F body-on-frame structure.
It’s claimed the 300 Sequence is as much as 200 kilograms lighter than the mannequin it replaces. A few of these financial savings, we suspect, come from the brand new engines, however the firm is eager to level out the brand new body and physique are lighter too.
Toyota says it has made enhancements to the LandCruiser’s off-road efficiency by reducing the centre of gravity, altering the load distribution, and enhancing wheel articulation.
High-spec fashions shall be accessible with a brand new digital model of the corporate’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System.
Autos outfitted with e-KDSS are capable of obtain an extended suspension stroke by “successfully disabling the entrance and rear stabiliser bars”.
Different off-road aids embrace a Multi Terrain Choose system that robotically chooses the very best driving mode for the present highway floor, and a brand new Multi-Terrain Monitor, which makes use of the central show to indicate in any other case obscured obstacles from the driving force’s perspective.
There are many new gadgets on the LandCruiser’s security roster, similar to emergency steering help for evasive steering manoeuvres, in addition to daytime bike owner detection, and day- and night-time pedestrian detection.
The four-wheel drive may also detect on-coming autos, in addition to pedestrians crossing the road, when the automobile is making a flip at an intersection.
The LandCruiser 300 Sequence is out there with as much as seven seats throughout three rows, and has a way more upscale cabin design.
The accessible two-tone inside trim is matched with loads of soft-touch and leather-lined surfaces.
Along with loads of realistic-looking fake steel trim, there’s additionally a big touchscreen show standing up from the centre of the dashboard.
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