We do not hear a lot from Kurdistan outdoors of conflicts between the Kurds within the north of Iraq and the Iraqi and Turkish governments. Seems the area is the house of a comparatively energetic automobile weblog that is aware of its strategy to a scoop. After digging up particulars of the LC300 Land Cruiser earlier than the brand new truck’s debut, the weblog is again, by way of Australia’s Drive, with what’s presupposed to be a leaked screenshot outlining engines for the approaching 2024 Land Cruiser. Let’s get the information that some would possibly take into account unhealthy information out of the way in which up entrance: The screenshot reveals three engines, all of them bored out with simply 4 cylinders. If that is the way in which issues go down, the Land Cruiser will likely be and not using a six-cylinder within the lineup within the U.S. for the primary time for the reason that nameplate arrived right here.
There’s some context to go along with this. The Land Cruiser we’re getting is what’s been often known as the Land Cruiser Prado, or simply Prado, in lots of abroad markets, and it’ll proceed to be often known as such outdoors the U.S. As a junior model of the full-size Land Cruiser that is traditionally been our solely fare, the first-gen Prado solely obtained four-cylinder mills. Even when a V6 debuted underhood with the second-gen Prado, the four-cylinder choices all the time outnumbered the sixes.
The engines within the screenshot begin with the 1GD-FTV, a 2.8-liter turbodiesel that powers the present Toyota Prado SUV, Toyota Hilux pickup, and Toyota Fortuner SUV in Australia. The second engine is the 2TR-FE, anticipated to be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder fuel engine allotted to entry-level mill in markets the place there will likely be Prado trim steps. The Land Cruiser’s all the time been bought right here with one engine at a time, so if U.S. customers get a selection, that will be one other departure.
The third engine is figured to be a turbocharged 2.4-liter fuel engine, the T24A-FTS four-cylinder we all know from the brand new Tacoma pickup in hybrid type. Within the Tacoma, the setup is available in three outputs: 228 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque; 270 hp and 310 lb-ft; or 278 hp and 317 lb-ft. When the Land Cruiser retired within the U.S. after the 2021 mannequin 12 months, it drove off with a 5.7-liter V8 making 381 hp and 401 lb⋅ft. The brand new model will likely be a comedown in energy, however keep in mind, we anticipate the brand new mannequin to be considerably lighter than the 5,815-pound 200-Collection Land Cruiser.
Rationalizing the engine lineup to four-cylinder-only may make manufacturing simpler, and within the U.S., it may assist hold distance between the Land Cruiser and the 2024 Lexus GX 550h. The Lexus makes use of a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V6 hybrid making 340 hp and 479 lb-ft. It is also potential a six-cylinder joins the Land Cruiser lineup later.
Drive studies that new Land Cruiser manufacturing is anticipated to begin in November for sure markets like Europe, seller arrivals beginning early subsequent 12 months.