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  • Increased power and torque for 2021 Prado imminent

    Given that the 2021 Hilux will receive a mild bump in power and torque (https://performancedrive.com.au/2021...8-diesel-0616/) it is entirely likely that the Prado will also receive the same upgrades.

    However, I'm more keen to see a turbo petrol engine in the Prado as an alternative power plant. I'm tipping the yet-to-be-released for 20201 Lexus 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 237 kW (318 hp) may debut in the Prado.

    C'mon Toyota, give us a couple of decent troublefree, fuel efficient engine choices for the Prado!

  • #2
    If the 2.8L diesel comes out with more power and torque, I wonder if it will be a re-engineered version of a 1GD motor or a "Toyota tune" of the 1GD motor?
    If it happens to be the latter, perhaps existing 1GD owners (like me) could acquire the "tune" for their motors? Something to think about.
    2019 Prado GXL 2.8L Diesel
    2003 Jimny too

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    • #3
      I'd sign up for that in an instant.

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      • #4
        I highly doubt it will be a software upgrade - have a little think about it - why would you buy a new one if it was just a software update... Tojo are in the business of selling new cars

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        • #5
          I think it is highly possible for the performance increase to be a software/programming change as the engines are at present not stressed.
          As for updating software for existing engines... it will never happen IMO. The legalities of changing an engines programming is a nightmare and something I cannot see a manufacturer doing unless they absolutely have too, think about the time line in getting the DPF program changed and then supplied. If a higher output version of the 2.8 does eventuate I would think Toyota will talk about upgraded build quality, perhaps piston & valve material changes to justify the higher outputs now without sacrificing reliability,that might possibly be true or possibly smoke and mirrors.
          I work in the marine industry where we have the same base engine with several different outputs e.g. a 2.5 L diesel produces from 100 kw to 165 kw with no hardware change and the Yanmar 4LV range 110 kw to 185 kw, an engine which looks a lot like the 2.8

          02 VX, Toyota Alloy Bar, IPF 900XS with 50 watt HID, 50 mm Lift- Lovell Shocks n Springs, Safari Snorkel, large Pioneer tray, Pioneer In-dash, Alpine roof mount DVD screen -handled the Simpson and Innaminka roads, now with a little TRD blower & Unichip

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Leethal View Post
            and the Yanmar 4LV range 110 kw to 185 kw, an engine which looks a lot like the 2.8
            Wouldn't surprise me, we all know the TT V8 in the 200 landcruiser is YANMAR based too..

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            • #7
              And 1hdtfte is yanmar too

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              • #8
                Yanmar released the marine models well after they were released by Toyota, perhaps a joint engine venture but I think they were developed by Toyota due to the economies of scale in the automotive industry compared to the marine industry, most marine engines have a automotive core engine. I am aware of only two marine specific diesel engines, well in the high rpm range anyway, not counting low rpm ship engines.
                02 VX, Toyota Alloy Bar, IPF 900XS with 50 watt HID, 50 mm Lift- Lovell Shocks n Springs, Safari Snorkel, large Pioneer tray, Pioneer In-dash, Alpine roof mount DVD screen -handled the Simpson and Innaminka roads, now with a little TRD blower & Unichip

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