Toyota will launch the LandCruiser Diesel at Mumbai on 9th June, 2009. Just like the petrol version the diesel LandCruiser will be bought in through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route from Toyota’s parent plant in Japan. The diesel version of LandCruiser Prado is built on ladder frame, and would be powered by a 4.5-litre V8 diesel generating 282bhp of power and a 662NM of torque. Running on 285/60/R18 tyres this monster SUV will be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, with four-wheel drive.
According to a senior representative of Toyota, the company has already began a feasibility study on this segment and would be chalking out robust strategies to make its prices competitive.