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First new diesel in 15 years for Toyota Prado


Toyota’s three-litre D4D turbodiesel will be ditched from the LandCruiser Prado within months, replaced by a new 2.8-litre four-cylinder unit sourced from the new HiLux ute.

If the new 2.8-litre diesel retains the specifications used in the HiLux, it will make 132kW across the board. When it comes to torque, the standard six-speed manual offers 420Nm of shove, while the optional six-speed automatic receives an updated 450Nm.

All numbers are up from the old three-litre that dates to the year 2000. That motor currently produces 127kW and 410Nm in the Prado, across both transmissions – a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic.

The new diesel will see fuel consumption fall. The current engine returns 8.5L/100km in automatic form, and 8.8L/100km in the manual.

Production of the updated Prado diesel will start from June builds.

Additional information on engine and specification changes for the Prado, as well as full details on the latest-generation HiLux, is expected later in the month.