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More power for Toyota Land Cruiser 300

Reports coming in from the land down-under contain details regarding the new Toyota Land Cruiser. These reports follow on from Japanese reports and now we too have the details that could settle all of your doubts regarding the new LC300. The leaks pertain to the engine performance of the newcomer. Here are the details.

As we all know, the new Land Cruiser will be coming with a V6 engine and many have been doubtful of its performance ability. Well, thanks to leaked figures from Japanese dealers those doubts can be put to rest. According to Japanese media, the new 3.3-litre diesel engine will produce a whopping 230kW and 687Nm, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. That is a rather substantial increase in comparison to the V8 which it replaces which develops 200kW and 650Nm.

The petrol-powered model, which we doubt will make it to South Africa will be a petrol-powered twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6. That engine will produce a monstrous 313kW and 589Nm, again paired with a 10-speed automatic.

According to Cars Guide Australia, the LC300 is expected to be revealed as early as this month, ahead of an on-sale date around the middle of the year. And when it does, it will be packing an equipment list miles apart from where it sits today. Japanese media is reporting that genuine leather seating, a 12.3 -inch screen with navigation and a JVBL sound system, a 3D terrain monitor and even fingerprint scanning to prevent theft will be included. It is also worth noting that the new LC300 will reportedly be bigger in almost every key dimension than the vehicle it replaces, stretching some 4970mm in length, 1985mm in width and 1870mm in height, and it will ride on a 2900mm wheelbase.

We wait in anticipation for the new LC300 to make its South African debut.

Image/Source: CarsGuide Australia

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