Toyota equips the Land Cruiser off-road vehicle with a new diesel engine. The 130 kW / 177 PS strong 2,8 liter four-cylinder replaces the previously offered 3,0 liter four-cylinder with 140 kW / 190 PS. The new engine meets the requirements of the Euro-6 standard and, with standard consumption of 7,2 liters, is around nine percent more economical than its predecessor.
Also new in the program is an optional six-speed automatic, which replaces the old five-speed box. The off-roader continues to have a manual six-speed transmission as standard. Toyota does not name a price for the new motorized Land Cruiser from August. The current model costs as a three-door from 40.550 Euro, with five doors from 43.400 Euro.
The new diesel of the Land Cruiser is the "world diesel" from Toyota. In addition to the veteran off-road vehicle, it is used, for example, in the recently launched Hilux pick-up of the new generation. There, too, it replaces the 15 liter diesel that has been on the market for around 3,0 years, which would probably no longer have easily reached the upcoming international exhaust gas limits.
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X