The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a smaller version of the large Land Cruiser model which combines good off-road capability, bold appearance, and advanced technology. This model has been refreshed back in 2009 and then received a few upgrades as the 2013 model year. And now, according to the latest news, the carmaker is preparing another refresh of this well-known SUV. So, if everything goes according to the plan, we are about to see the improved 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
In order to look more modern, the Japanese manufacturer will give several adjustments of the front and rear fascias. Inside the cabin, there should be revised dashboard and more tech features. In the engine department, the Land Cruiser Prado will offer several diesel and petrol engines.
The newest Land Cruiser Prado will find the major rivals in BMW X5 and Audi Q7.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado types of engines and performances
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will offer several types of engines under the hood. There will be a couple of diesel and petrol units. So, the one option will be a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. This unit will be able to make up to 165 horsepower. Among petrol engines, there will be two more options to choose from. Those are a 3.6-liter V-6 and a 4.0-liter V-6 which can produce around 271 horses. On the other hand, it will also feature two diesel options. The one will be a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder while the second is a 3.0-liter V-6 powertrain. As for the transmission, it will most likely be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Redesign of the exterior and interior
The upcoming 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will finally receive its eagerly expected redesign. The whole body will look sleeker and will look like the larger Land Cruiser. Its design is now more modernized with changes which are visible both and front and rear fascias. The front end will feature restyled LED headlamps and a new bumper. The grille will be revamped too with bolder appearance. On the rear end, we will notice slightly refreshed taillights. Furthermore, there will be a new design of the alloy wheels too. With all these changes, the new Prado will feature more aggressive and muscular look.
When we take a closer look at the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, we could notice upgrades in its design and revised dashboard. There will be a new steering wheel and instrument cluster too; the dashboard will be reworked and will feature an 8.0-inch display with infotainment system. Some new details such as wood accents have been added in order to look more classy and luxurious. As for the technology, it comes standard with Bluetooth, audio system, USB, Wi-Fi connectivity, climate control and many others more. The safety will be improved also with more features. Some of them will include parking sensors, active braking, pre-collision system, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, airbags, active traction control and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado should be available in late 2018. Speaking of the price, there shouldn’t be any large variations compared to the current model.