The Toyota Land Cruiser that we know today, debuted over ten years ago, in 2008. Since then, he has received numerous updates, maintaining the competitiveness of the big SUV is among a growing number of competitors. Sales not affected by old age Land Cruiser. However, this does not mean that Toyota is prepared to replace him. A new report from BestCarWeb.jp contains a lot of alleged details about the Land Cruiser the next generation, including the August debut and the hybrid powertrain.
Toyota, moving towards hybridization Land Cruiser is out of step with other reports about the automaker. Earlier this month it was reported that the automaker will revive the nameplate for a clean Venza hybrid car, and do a hybrid next-generation Sienna.
But BestCarWeb.jp takes another step forward and says that the Land Cruiser will use a 3.5-liter V6 as the basis for a hybrid powerplant, which develops power 295 horsepower and 356 nm of torque. It will replace the current 4.6-liter V8 Land Cruiser, which is not in the United States. The impact of the latter is 313 HP and 460 Nm. It is not clear, gone is the 5.7-liter engine in the American Land Cruiser.
The publication notes that the Land Cruiser the next generation will be based on the platform of Toyota TNGA, which lies at the heart of many of the latest models of Toyota. Not only that, it will retain the frame basis, but the new platform will also help to reduce weight to compensate for the power reduction. Leave old six-speed automatic transmission replaced by a CVT and standard all-wheel drive.
Land Cruiser next generation will also get a new look and design changes are more evolutionary. It also will have a trapezoidal grille, similar to that used on other recent Toyota vehicles. The insider also reports that the SUV will seat five or eight seats. Expect a full set of amenities and security features Toyota’s next-generation Cruiser.
What do you expect from “Kruzak” the next generation ?