The launch of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has been one of the most awaited moments for those who are faithful to Toyota. The new series is going to be released with its second major face-lift, along with more intriguing features. Since its launch in 1997, the Prado has been a favorite among Toyota enthusiasts for the past two decades. It also has been one of the top-selling SUV on the market. The 2016 Prado provided an improvement to the aging engines of the previous versions with the new diesel engine. The new engine was greatly improved in terms of noise refinement and also encompassed a six-speed automatic transmission. This will be continued in the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado series.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Lush Cabin Space and Comfort
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado offers lush cabin space and comfort, elegant interiors and ideal seating capacity for a large family. The inside is going to be revamped with a new suite of safety technology. The Toyota Safety Sense P offers lane departure with assistance for steering and automated emergency braking on detecting pedestrians. It also features an adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam lights which ensure safety for the driver, passengers, and pedestrians. Reports also state that the interior is infused with a revised center console. This holds a new vertical button arrangement to control off-road settings, updated touch screen infotainment system and a new HVAC control system. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado’s interior frame will continue to follow the 5-seat configuration.
Other features include modifications to the instrument panel with an 8-inch navigation system. The air-conditioning vents are to be placed lower, along with a newer, sleek steering wheel design similar to the Toyota Crown.
The Prado can hold its own when it comes to stylish and sophisticated design. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will feature all new alloy rim designs, a completely redesigned front end. This includes posh details for the grille, front bumper, bonnet and headlights. The rear bumper is also going to receive a makeover while the tail lights are being slightly retouched. The front end also holds an efficient pair of DLR’s placed on either side of a wide hexagonal grille that holds bold vertical slats. At the back, the rear end also features revisions for most areas, except for the chrome garnish and the new tail lamp graphics.
Engine and Performance
The new diesel engine for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is capable of tackling any tough terrain. The power and the torque delivery is highly suited for most challenging terrains with the driving input being a contributing factor for a smooth ride. The current engine specs are 2TR-FE 2.7L engine produces about 120kW. The 1GD-FTV 2.8L diesel engine is good for producing about 130kW of power and 450Nm of torque. Also, the modern six-speed transmission provides no loss of composure or momentum while shifting the gears.
Expected Release Date and Suggested Retail Price
The Australian market expects the release of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado during the spring of 2018. The suggested retail price for this beast starts at $60,000.