Little corner said that Land Cruiser is getting 3.5L TTV6 and V6 diesel in Japan. And it will not be called 300 series since TNGA models have 2 digit code names
. Also when you look closer to picture design elements in luxury Toyotas are getting toward Crown. Here is next Harrier.View attachment 3609
Almost whole article talks about design. But it confirms that it will share parts with LC. Powertrain is A35 + 10AT. Single motor 48V MHEV system will be used in other Toyota products like LC and Tundra.
Actually that is not accurate, in terms of Z100 for the LC coupe. Last Z, was Z40 Soarer and SC 430. Nothing has changed in that respect I imagine, as none of the existing 3 digit chassis code vehicles has been redesigned yet. S190 GS became L10, but that wasn't because of TNGA. Everything else was always 2 digit in numbering. XF40 became XF50, originating from XF10 in 1989. XU30 became AL10 then AL20.
The N280 (4Runner), J150, J200, and N300 (Tacoma) are all still in production as 3 digit (typical of frame models?) and nothing says they'll deviate from that yet.
That being said, LX 600 trademark isn't as great as I had hoped.
LX 600 is not a V8, but upnamed, beefier LS 500 engine vehicle. LX500d vs LX450d is basically 500h vs 450h. Basically nothing noteworthy. I had hoped they wouldn't try and pull a fast one, but "over 400+ hp" sounds like a TTV6. Focused on torque, meaning less hp than 416. A marginal improvement over LX570, just like LS 460 vs 500.
They seriously aren't bringing a knife to a gunfight? Targetting Bentley Bentayga, with less cylinders and a not so standout powertrain? An EV LX would make a statement more than a TTV6, but that is too soon of course.
My question for them is, how do they intend to revamp the engine choice of vehicles below these flagship vehicles then? Put a TTV6 in the 300 and LX, then what happens with vehicles below it? They get the same engine and then what? Because you can't stuff another variation of 2GR in them post redesign as the top petrol choice.
It isn't viable to have GX600 using the same engine as LX600 nor GX using old 2GR.
Instead of V35A-FTS, it will be A35A?