Toyota has long announced their plans to dominate the mid-size SUV market in the US and abroad. Their new line of vehicles, starting with 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, is certain to bring the company closer to its dream. This franchise has put forward its brand new 5th generation Prado models for its 2018 release.
According to official sources, this well known franchise is looking to rejuvenate their existing fleet of cars with this year’s release. Thus customers can expect a bunch of new features in their upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2018. Apart from that, Toyota has also announced that they will retain key elements from previous generations of this model as well.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Engine Details
Official reports on this 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado cite that this model will have 2 primary gasoline engines. There are rumors that it might offer a separate diesel power train as well. These are the following engine options available for users. A base 2.7 L inline 4 cylinder engine will be available. It can effectively generate around 160 HP of max power, as well as around 181 lb-ft. of max torque. The second gasoline power train will feature 3.7 L V6 cylinder engine that can produce around 270 HP of max power as well as around 281 lb-ft. of max torque. The third 3.0 L turbo diesel unit might come out during later stages of production. It will produce around 170 HP of max power, with 300 lb-ft. of max torque.
Fuel Economy and Performance
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado does not produce an impressive rating of its fuel consumption figures. However this can be expected from this car, given its luxury and quality features. Still, this model offers a combined EPA rating of 19 MPG for its gasoline engines.
As far as its diesel counterpart is concerned, customers can expect a combined rating of around 16 MPG for this model. All models will be offered in a single front wheel drive train to the customers, although Toyota has suggested that an optional all-wheel drive train might become available later.
This new-gen Prado 2018 will come with some changes to the chassis design of this upcoming model. According to close sources, they are looking to redesign the core aluminium boy style to improve overall aerodynamic stability and traction control. Some of its design features include modified front fascia, with better grille and mesh design, and LED head lights. Improved rear fascia with better LED tail lamps and modified rear bumper. Slightly raised interior styling, with improved dashboard configuration. Modified central console, with better instrument panels and gauge clusters. Newly integrated infotainment module for higher wireless technology and accessories. Multiple interior optional features, with choice for wheel sizes and upholstery materials.
Price and Release
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will become available for sale in the international markets by the end of 2017. Its pricing details have not yet been announced. However official sources suggest that its base price will start at around the same amount as its 2017 counterpart, with additional costs for optional upgrades.