Listen to the Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport rattle like a diesel truck
Deliveries of the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR Sport have started to owners in the Middle East and Russian markets, so it is only natural that a lot of videos appear on social networks. In one of them, published by the Kurdistan Automotive BLOG on Facebook, the noise of the diesel engine is heard for the first time.
The Land Cruiser is available in diesel and gasoline versions. It is clear, however, that the vehicle shown in the video is equipped with the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel. We say this because of the sound which is loud and characteristic of an oil burner. The off-road vibrates like an idling diesel truck, the driver turning carefully.
We’re sure the loud sound will satisfy Land Cruiser owners who prefer to do things the traditional way as the all-electric silent era approaches. It is true that the sound suits a large, high-performance SUV like the Land Cruiser, although one would expect a more civilized approach from the new generation. That said, we’re sure Toyota engineers have done a great job of soundproofing for a quiet experience inside the cabin.
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As a reminder, the new Land Cruiser’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel (F33A-FTV) produces 304 hp (227 kW / 309 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels exclusively via the 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. In the case of the GR Sport trim level, front and rear differential locks are standard, as is the sophisticated Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic Suspension (E-KDSS) system. All of this, combined with the new suspension geometry and ladder frame, make the 300 Series the best performing Land Cruiser yet.