According to new Japanese reports, Toyota is just days away from revealing a new LandCruiser Prado, but don’t get your hopes up just yet. there is much bigger news on the horizon. According to Japan’s Best Car Web, the long-awaited update to the Landcruiser Prado will not include an entirely new model. Indeed, the changes this time are mostly minor tweaks centered on emissions and interior specifications. According to the site, the new Prado will be released on August 2, with the changes considered so minor that they will not affect the Prado range’s local list prices.
A version of the LC300’s 227kW/700Nm 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 engine as well as the TNGA-F body-on-frame architecture is reported to be used in the updated Prado. Options for “self-charging” hybrid power trains using gasoline and diesel are also anticipated. According to claims from Japan, which were initially published in Japan’s Best Car Web, the new Prado will be powered by the LC300 V6.
We don’t yet know if that engine will be tweaked differently for the Prado or if it will have access to the 300 Series’ oomph. If the latter is true, the Prado will not only be the most powerful model ever, but it will also share honorable mention with the LC300 for having the most potent diesel engine ever installed inside a Land Cruiser vehicle.
Fortunately, a new LandCruiser Prado horizon model is reportedly being prepared for release in a year. Toyota plans to introduce a significantly upgraded Prado during the Japanese summer of 2023, which runs from early June to late August. However, this time around, anticipate the modifications to concentrate on emission adjustments; they may also feature limited-edition versions that serve as a send-off for the existing Prado.
In regards to the new Toyota LandCruiser Prado, Toyota has not yet made any formal statements. However, earlier rumors said that the huge SUV would initially be offered with 2.8-liter twin-turbo diesel and 2.7-liter normally aspirated petrol engines, with diesel- and petrol-electric hybrid power-trains coming later. Only time will tell if this is the case.