2018 Toyota Prado is out

Very few car makers make an SUV the way Toyota does it, known for combining efficiency with comfort, Toyota does not seem to be ready to relent in its efforts as it unveils the all-new 2018 Toyota Prado. The new Toyota luxury SUV model comes with some big-time changes in a lot of areas such as on the inside as well as the outside.

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2018 Toyota Prado

2018 Toyota Prado Redesign, Exterior

There seems to be a greater focus on the off-road prowess of the new 2018 Prado. The features on the outside of the car include the bonnet that is reshaped so as to improve its downward visibility as you approach the centre. On the other hand, the lower portion of the bumper corners find themselves flicking upwards, in addition to this, the central section of the bumper is designed in such a way after a skid plate so as to improve its off the road wieldiest. A further look outwards will show to you that the tops of the fenders have been made higher for the purpose of the driver having access to locating the extremities of the Land Cruiser.

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Furthermore, the headlamps, as well as radiator grille, are designed in such a way that they are higher and improved for the purpose of better functionality. Also, the beams of headlamps have been moved in such a way that they are further inboard for the purpose of keep away from of impact with obstacles when driving off-road.

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Toyota Prado 2018 Interior

On the inside, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2018 comes with an upgraded dashboard especially as you approach the top of the center console tower, where you will observe that it has been lowered with a view to improving the forward visibility, especially when traveling off the road. The center console of the car on its own houses an all-new eight inches full-color touch screen as well as flush surface HVAC control panel as well as a drive train related instrument compartment.

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A look at the steering wheel will also reveal to you an all-new steering that has some semblance with the J200 model. There is also white lightning I the instrument cluster as well as the center console and the door switchgear, there is also the LED display at the front footwell. There are also three interior color schemes made available namely: black, brown/black as well as the all-new premium beige, this is accompanied with a silver metallic finish as well as light brown wood trim finishing.

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2018 Toyota Prado Interior

Safety features

The higher trim of the 2018 Toyota Prado posses some really awesome safety features such as the Toyota safety sense active safety suite which includes the following; pedestrian detection, cruise control, alert for lane departure as well as the automatic beam functionality. There is also additional driver support systems which include a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert as well as an improved tire pressure alert system.

2018 Prado Engine

First of all 4.0-litre V6 engine is gone; now there will be petrol and diesel option, but significantly smaller. A look at the engine shows that the all-new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes with a 2.8 liter D-4D turbodiesel engine with an output of about 174 hp @ 3400 rpm and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) @1,600 – 2,400 rpm with six-speed automatic. Furthermore, the six-speed manual (GX or GXL trims) transmission gets 420 Nm @ 1,400 – 2,600 rpm (310 lb-ft) of torque, for the western European market, Australia…
Rumors: While the Eastern European clime, it is powered by a 161 hp/246 Nm (329 lb-ft) 2.7 VVT I petrol inline four engine as well as a 249 hp V6 petrol engine.

Price and release date

The 2018 Toyota Prado has already gone on sale in Japan with prices beginning at 3,538,080 yen and rising as high as 5,363,280 yen. In AUS dollar, Toyota Prado 2018 price starts from $54,000 up to $86,000. It is expected out in the later part of 2017.

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