Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will receive a V6 turbodiesel from MazdaFebruary 13, 2021
Mazda’s new 3.3-liter inline-six turbodiesel could power the most anticipated full-size Japanese SUV Toyota.
Much has been written about the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series, including that the 4.5-liter V8 LC 200 will replace the new V6. Now knowledgeable sources have added weight to the idea that the “downsized” diesel in the 300 series will actually be a 3.3-liter inline-six turbodiesel currently being developed by Mazda for the next generation Mazda6 and CX-50, replacing the CX -five.
News that Mazda’s new in-line six-cylinder diesel engine will displace 3.3 liters was published back in April 2020, and reports of Toyota’s new 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 first appeared in Japanese media in September. 2020 year. Given the credibility of the source, it is almost certainly the new 3.3-liter Mazda I6 diesel engine for the 300 series, and Toyota’s new 3.3-liter V6 diesel.
As part of the existing technical agreement, Mazda and Toyota will jointly develop and manufacture in the US this year a completely new SUV with combustion engines and all-electric powertrains, potentially reviving the CX-7 nameplate for Mazda. In exchange for Toyota’s electrified technology, Mazda will provide Toyota with the latest internal combustion engines.
Mazda has always stated that its groundbreaking HCCI compression-ignition gasoline technology is available to any automaker willing to pay for it. According to preliminary information, the SKYACTIV-D 3.3 engine will produce 286 hp. and 600 Nm in the CX-50. It remains to be seen if Mazda’s diesel six will be tweaked to match the 272bhp power output. and 650 Nm of the outgoing Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, which can tow up to 3,500 kg.
For Toyota, which continues to focus on gasoline-electric hybrid technology and phased out diesel across its entire European lineup in 2018, borrowing Mazda’s cutting edge diesel technology eliminates significant development costs. In the case of the 300 series, this would also mean a Land Cruiser return to inline-six diesels, for the first time since the 4.2-liter 1HZ and 1HD turbo I6 engines disappeared from the 100 series in 2007 when the LC 200 arrived.
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser, whose launch was pushed back from 2020 to the end of this year due to the pandemic as we previously reported, will be unveiled in Japan in September with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged petrol V6 from Lexus with a capacity of around 408 h.p. and 600 Nm paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Targeting large markets such as the Middle East, the “downsized” petrol powerplant will replace the 4.6-liter V8, followed by a hybrid version of the Land Cruiser.
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