2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift revealed
Our news feed has been harboring a bunch of leaked photos of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado for a while now. Toyota chose the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show as the venue for officially revealing their mid-size SUV. The new model is longer, roomier and it comes with updated looks, but in reality, it’s just a facelift.
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado now looks broader and more butch thanks to the new grille. A set of new headlamps that comes with LED DRLs on the higher models flanks the new grille. The edges and the vertical slats of the grill show off a generous amount of chrome. The bumper and fenders at the front and read have received tweaks as well. The refresh offers a new lineup of fresh alloy wheel designs that range from 17 to 19-inches. The SUV has grown by 58mm compared to the previous model. The new Prado also adds two new body shades, namely Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic and Midnight Emerald Blue.
Toyota says that they have increased the quality of the cabin as a result of making changes to many small areas. The Prado houses the steering wheel from the bigger 2018 Land Cruiser. The infotainment system appoints an 8-inch display on the center console. The instrument cluster houses a smaller 4.2-inch display.
Under the hood, the same engines will remain on duty. The 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol produces 161 hp of power and 246 Nm of torque that has time and again proved to be less effective in hauling the mass of the ladder-frame SUV. For a bigger punch, Toyota will offer the 4.0-litre V6 with 249 hp (in European markets) on tap. The 2018 Prado mates a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic to the former while the latter comes exclusively with the auto-box.
Expect the new model to debut in the UAE and GCC by early 2018.