The Toyota Prado has become a popular 4*4 Toyota SUV overtime. It was originally designed for the mid-size SUV market. Surprisingly, the Prado was a huge success but not in the markets that Toyota was targeting. The Prado is available in four models; the GX, GXL, VX and the high-end Kakadu. As per the reports, the Toyota automaker is expected to launch a new land cruiser Prado in its markets about one year after the land cruiser 300 series launch. The new Prado will be built under the Toyotas new body frame, the TNGA platform. We also expect it to borrow a lot from the current Prado having a large frame chassis, rigid axles and 4WD off-road capabilities.
On the dimensions, the next Toyota land cruiser Prado is said to measure 4825mm in length, 1885mm wide and 1830mm tall and have a wheelbase of 2790mm.
A 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine powers the current land cruiser Prado. According to the reports, the next-generation Toyota land cruiser Prado is said to be powered by an updated version of the 2.8-litre diesel engine. This is expected to improve fuel efficiency without altering the amount of power and torque. The four cylinders deliver an output of 204 horsepower and 500 NM of torque. This is the same power output that the updated engine is said to produce. Additionally, the current land cruiser Prado claims 0- 100KM/H in just 9.9 seconds. The fuel consumption in the current Toyota land cruiser model is listed at 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres combined.
However, it is reported that is also working on a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol hybrid engine. This engine won’t be available in the time the new Prado launches but it is expected to launch in 2023 which is as per the reports.