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Toyota refuses to drop the diesel V8 on the Land Cruiser 70

Some markets expect longevity and reliability

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Toyota is definitely not like everyone else! The Japanese brand is persisting in thermal engines and is going directly to hydrogen when other manufacturers are criticizing this technology. The latest announcement from the Japanese brand is even more surprising these days.

According to a senior official at Toyota's Australian branch, the old 4.5-litre V8 diesel will not be dropped from the Land Cruiser 70. Indeed, as surprising as it may seem, the 1984 model is still on sale in some markets where environmental standards are more permissive than in Europe or the US.

The J70's customers are looking for reliability and longevity, two characteristics that are no longer in question for the diesel V8. Electrifying the Land Cruiser 70 would therefore be a big mistake as charging facilities are still insufficient in some parts of the world and reliability will suffer.

The diesel V8 will therefore continue its career under the bonnet of the J70, even though the new generation of the iconic 4X4 will be presented on June 9th. The future model will be electrified and the V8 will be replaced by more fuel-efficient V6s.

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Comments (9)

  • If people are worried about it not being green, just run Bio-Diesel in it and be carbon-neutral.

      13 days ago
    • It may be to expensive for those countries

        13 days ago
    • Watch YouTube channel project farm he has shown people how to make bio diesel. In the UK it is a popular conversion to run older diesel engines on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil from restaurants. McDonald's even run all of their...

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        12 days ago
  • Good news

      13 days ago
  • That’s respectable. After all I love Diesel engines

      13 days ago
  • Good for them, it’s a fantastic vehicle

      12 days ago
  • Good 👍

      12 days ago
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