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This is what the engine of the Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport sounds like

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No hybrids, no full-electric powertrains—at least not yet. Yes, the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser still comes powered by good old-fashioned gasoline and diesel, and we reckon a few of you persists out there are pleased with the Japanese carmaker’s decision.

Chances are, those of you who share that mindset will also be happy to know the SUV still sounds every bit as combustion-powered as ever. Just check out this footage of an LC300 GR Sport shared by Kurdistan Automotive Blog on Facebook:

The page doesn’t specify whether this unit seen above is running on a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine (409hp and 650Nm) or 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel (305hp and 700Nm). Judging by the sound, though, we think it’s safe to say it’s powered by the latter of the two.

Excited? Hold your horses because there’s still no official word as to what the Philippine market is getting. That said, a reliable source has revealed to us that local units will be getting the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, with the base model starting at P5,173,000.

Anyway, we still think a hybrid or electric Toyota Land Cruiser is going to happen somewhere down the line. It’s probably a matter of when and not if. For now? Diesel-lovers can rest easy knowing one of the most iconic SUVs in the business is sticking to its roots.

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