Toyota has introduced a new turbo diesel engine and a new 6-speed automatic on the standard wheelbase Land Cruiser – known as the Prado in several markets to distinguish it from the larger Land Cruiser 200.
The new 2.8-liter D-4D four-cylinder turbo diesel engine delivers 177PS (174hp) at 3,400 rpm and up to 450Nm (332lb-ft) of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm.
Offered both on 3-door and 5-door body styles, the engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new 6-speed Super ECT automatic transmission. When equipped with the automatic gearbox, the Land Cruiser accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph). With the manual, it covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in 12.1 seconds and reaches the same top speed.
Compared to the previous 3.0-liter engine, average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 9 percent to 7.4 l/100 km (38.2 mpg UK or 31.8 mpg US) and 194 g/km respectively – figures valid for the five-door model. The three-door model averages 7.2 l/100 km and 190 g/km. The manual version delivers identical fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
The new diesel engine features Toyota’s first-ever urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that can eliminate up to 99 percent of NOx emissions, according to the automaker.
The facelifted Land Cruiser will also be available in Europe with a 4.0 VVT-i V8 petrol engine, offered exclusively with the 5-door body style. Mated to the new 6-speed super ECT automatic transmission, the unit is rated at 282PS (278hp) at 5,600 rpm and 385Nm (284lb-ft) of torque at 4,400 rpm.
With this engine, the Land Cruiser sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph). Combined fuel economy is 10.6 l/100 km (26.6 mpg UK or 22.2 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 248 g/km.