Official: next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux will be electrified
Electric power will come under the hood of future models
In the collective mind, the Toyota Land Cruiser is undoubtedly synonymous with extreme durability and reliability. This reputation alone is a strong selling point. The current model, introduced in 2008, is still living a peaceful life despite the arrival of ever more technologically advanced competition.
In fact, if the anti-pollution standards did not evolve, Toyota would not have much interest in replacing its 4X4, which is appreciated above all for its exceptional longevity. Unfortunately for the Japanese brand, the standards are indeed becoming stricter, to the point that it is difficult to consider continuing to sell the Land Cruiser in its current form.
We already knew that the indestructible 4.6-litre V8 would not be carried over under the hood of the next generation. Toyota has now confirmed that the future Land Cruiser and Hilux will be electrified. This will obviously mean hybrid models that are much more fuel-efficient than the current old engines.
It remains to be seen which internal combustion engines will be combined with the electric units. It is likely that the Land Cruiser will receive a V6 or a four-cylinder, while the Hilux will be limited to a four-cylinder. Fully electric versions are not excluded before the end of the decade either.
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