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New twin-turbo "clean diesel" Toyota Land Cruiser Prado detailed - but you'll be waiting longer than you thought for LC300's baby brother: reports

New "clean diesel" Toyota Prado detailed. (Image credit: Best Car Web)

We've got some good news and bad news on the Toyota LandCruiser Prado front.

The good? The LC300's smaller sibling will be sporting a new twin-turbocharged "clean diesel" engine, will adopt a GR Sport trim level, and much of the same luxury and tech features debuted on the 300 Series.

The bad? We likely won't see one until August 2023 - a full two years after the global launch of the LC300.

That's the word from Japanese automotive site Best Car Web, which has sent its sleuths out into Toyota dealer land to see what they can figure out about the new Prado.

The Prado was initially expected to debut in August 2022, but according the reports, a full launch calendar for Toyota next year will see the new LC variant pushed into 2023.

Still, it should prove worth the wait, with Japanese media flagging a twin-turbo 2.8-litre "clean diesel" that will provide the grunt, and which is expected to be both more powerful and more efficient than the current diesel donk.

It will be joined - but probably overseas given ours is a massively diesel market - by a new petrol engine, with a new 2.5-litre petrol hybrid slated for 2024.

International sites are pointing to the new model riding on a wheelbase that's around 50mm longer, meaning more cabin space, and overall dimensions of 4825m x 1885mm x 1835mm.

There will also be better safety tech, and the interior screen will be replaced by a more modern 12.3-inch number.

Good thing, they say, are worth waiting for, right? Time will tell, so watch this space.