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In other parts of the world, Toyota sells their big Land Cruiser SUV with an optional diesel engine. In the latest redesign that debuted in 2007, the diesel is an all-new 4.5L V-8 engine that replaced a long-running inline six cylinder diesel. Recently, German magazine Auto Motor und Sport put the new Land Cruiser diesel through its paces and it apparently didn't fare too well. While the interior panel fits left much to be desired, the real problem was the mechanical performance. The 286hp diese

Toyota hasn't offered a diesel engine in the Land Cruiser in the U.S. market since at least the early nineties, when it was still sold as something more akin to a Jeep Wrangler than a Range Rover. Since that time, the Land Cruiser has gotten progressively larger and more powerful. Throughout that time Toyota has offered an in-line six cylinder diesel outside of North America. In October, Toyota launched a redesigned version of the Land Cruiser including a completely new 4.5L diesel V-8, the new