The Prado is a special variant of Land Cruiser. It is a mid-size luxury SUV, which was originally launched in 1984. During these more than a three decades, we saw four generations of it. Current model came in 2009 and it is offered in several countries, but Australia and Japan are considered as its main markets. During these almost six years of production, this SUV didn’t receive any bigger modification. However, this state will be changed. According to the latest reports, 2016 Toyota Prado will come this August and it will come with some significant novelties. It might not come with some cosmetic improvements, but it will feature big changes under the hood.
2016 Toyota Prado changes
Well, in visual aspect, 2016 Toyota Prado won’t feature any bigger change. It will come with the same appearance, with three and five-door body styles in offer. As you probably know, on some markets like UK, it is offered in under-floor mounted variant, while rear door mounted spare wheel variant is offered in some other countries such as Australia or Argentina. It will be also offered with removable third row of seats. All of these features are already available, so we can say that 2016 Toyota Prado will come unchanged, when it is about design. On the other side, big novelties are expected when it is about mechanic aspect of the vehicle.
New model will come with big changes under the hood. When it is about diesel variant, 3.0 liter unit that served for many years will be replaced finally. New unit is a 2.8 liter turbodiesel engine, which will have output of around 175 horses. Although it is just around five horses more, it is expected that new engine will have much better fuel economy. When it is about petrol engine, current unit will remain, but it will come with some improvement in terms of power. New model will have around 278 horsepower, which is for about 8 hp more, compared to previous-year model.
2016 Toyota Prado release date and price
The 2016 Toyota Prado will come in third quarter of this year, probably in August. When it is about price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to current model.