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2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Redesign

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – The Prado is Australia’s best-selling large SUV, and the all-new version is set to break cover about 12 months after Toyota’s next-generation 4 × 4 flagship, the LandCruiser 300 Series, whose launch was pushed back – until September 2021 – due to real-world testing issues complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel bans.

Recent reports suggest the next seven-seat Toyota LandCruiser Prado will utilize the same TNGA-F platform architecture as the 300 Series and will be offered with new engines, including a 2.5-liter petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Prado’s current 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (150kW/500Nm) was recently upgraded as part of an end-of-life update for the 4WD, which was rolled out to dealers this month.

However, this engine, which has experienced various problems, will most likely be replaced with a newer and cleaner turbo-diesel.

It is not yet clear whether the Prado will adopt a new V6 turbo-diesel that will power the LandCruiser 300 Series and produce at least 200kW and 650Nm of torque.

While the new Prado will retain a formidable traditional stair frame chassis, generational change will bring a variety of safety and technological improvements.

This should be extended to a range of state-of-the-art new drive systems that will help steer, accelerate and brake vehicles – both on highways and off the road – along with much-improved connectivity and infotainment systems.

This will ensure the popular 4 × 4 maintain the capability of all robust terrains and significant crane thresholds. It is also expected to maintain its seven-seat layout.

An entirely new design will be created, described as more aggressive than the LandCruiser 300.

The life cycle for the previous three generations (J70, J90, J120) of the Prado LandCruiser each lasted seven years. Still, the fourth generation Prado (J150) is currently launched in Australia at the end of 2009, meaning it is now more than a decade old.

The timeline for the introduction of the fifth-generation Toyota Prado in Australia is unclear at this stage, but if the Japanese report proves to be true, it probably won’t happen until 2023.

Best Car Web also reports the Prado’s current 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine will be brought to the new model, although it will be revised again, with a newly launched version of the refurbishment.

The publication did not mention the LandCruiser 300 Series’ 3.3-liter turbo-diesel V6 or 3.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid being part of the Prado line-up, although both could reasonably power potential GR performance flagships.

Where the Prado will separate itself from the LandCruiser 300 Series, though, is by its size, with the Best Car Web report going smaller, measuring about 4825mm (-125mm) in length, 1885mm (-95mm) in width, and 1830mm (-50mm) in height with a wheelbase of 2790mm (-110mm).

While a size difference is expected, what’s even more surprising is how the Prado will visually stand out from the clean-looking LandCruiser 300 Series, with the publication saying, “it has a wilder feel.”

Similarities will continue inside, with the Prado going to use the LandCruiser 300 Series’ 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system, although it will abstain with five or seven-seat configuration options.

Advanced driver assistance systems are also set to become common between the Prado and LandCruiser 300 Series, including support for driving on semi-autonomous highways.

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4WD to offer hybrid engines

Reports from Japan claim the next-generation Toyota LandCruiser Prado will open its cover by the end of 2022 with the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain option, launched about a year after the larger Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

According to the Japanese publication, Best Car, the fifth-generation Toyota Prado is currently in development and will present a new look, new engine, and more technology.

The Prado is Australia’s best-selling large SUV, and the all-new version is set to break cover about 12 months after Toyota’s next-generation flagship 4×4 wagon, the LandCruiser 300 Series, whose launch was pushed back – until September 2021 – due to real-world testing issues complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel bans.

Recent reports suggest the next seven-seat Toyota LandCruiser Prado will utilize the same TNGA-F platform architecture as the 300 Series and will be offered with new engines, including a 2.5-liter petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

Prado’s current 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (150kW/500Nm) was recently upgraded as part of an end-of-life update for the 4WD, which was rolled out to dealers this month.

However, this engine, which has experienced various problems, will most likely be replaced with a newer and cleaner turbo-diesel.

It is not yet clear whether the Prado will adopt a new V6 turbo-diesel that will power the LandCruiser 300 Series and produce at least 200kW and 650Nm of torque.

While the new Prado will retain a formidable traditional stair frame chassis, generational change will bring a variety of safety and technological improvements.

This should be extended to a range of state-of-the-art new drive systems that will help steer, accelerate and brake vehicles – both on highways and off the road – along with much-improved connectivity and infotainment systems.

This will ensure the popular 4×4 retains the capability of all rugged terrain and significant crane thresholds. It is also expected to maintain its seven-seat layout.

An entirely new design will be created, described as more aggressive than the LandCruiser 300.

The life cycle for the previous three generations (J70, J90, J120) of the Prado LandCruiser each lasted seven years, but the fourth generation Prado (J150) is currently launched in Australia at the end of 2009, meaning it is now more than a decade old.

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Release Date

The timeline for the introduction of the fifth-generation Toyota Prado in Australia is unclear at this stage, but if the Japanese report proves to be true, it probably won’t happen until 2023.

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