Time has come for Toyota to produce a new Land Cruiser Prado. It has been a while without seeing a new model of this car on the roads. According to the Japanese automobile manufacturer, the upcoming model will be named the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. We expect the new mid-size luxury SUV to be a state-of-the-art car with sophisticated exterior, interior and engines.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Exterior and Interior Design
The carmaker is planning to use the J150 platform to build the upcoming Prado. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will share a lot design elements with the outgoing model, 4Runner and Lexus GX. The big difference will be on the size. The new Land Cruiser will be wider and taller than these three models. The entire body will be decorated with masculine overtures and sleek aerodynamics. Talking about the exterior features, you should expect an oversized grille with vertical slats in the front end of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. A sturdy bumper and bigger headlights will complement the grille. In the back-end, the car will look magnificent with a massive bumper and LED tail lights. The wheels will get a new alloy design. Being a mid-size SUV, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will have two rows of seats. There will be enough space around the seats and below the roof, providing for a comfortable leg and head room. There will also be a roomy cargo compartment in the rear side of the cabin. Concerning materials, you can anticipate for leather upholstery, top-quality fabric and aluminum trim.
Toyota will also bring in a myriad of technological features in the interior of the new Prado. There will be a high-tech infotainment system with a bigger touchscreen, an audio system and a navigation unit. The whole center console will be dotted by both mechanical and digital controls. Other anticipated tech features include automatic climate control system and connectivity options like Smartphone integration, Bluetooth and USB ports. In addition, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will get a host of safety and security features, both basic and advanced. Some of the features include anti-lock brake system, seatbelts, lane keep assist, cruise control, rearview camera, proximity warning system, blind-spot monitor, airbags and stability control.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Engine and Performance
Customers will choose between four engine options when it comes to the powertrain. You can look forward to a 2.7-liter I4 capable of cranking 160 hp and 181 lb-ft. The automaker will also bring in a 2.8-liter I4 rated at 170 hp and 339 lb-ft. Another engine option will be 3.0-liter I4 capable of milling 190 hp and 302 lb-ft. The last option will be a 4.0-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 278 hp and 281 lb-ft. The four drivetrains will work with both manual and automatic transmission systems, all expected to support a four-wheel drive. There will be 4-speed, 5-speed and 6-speed automatic systems. There will also be 5-speed & 6-speed manual systems. As for the fuel economy, the vehicle will have EPA ratings of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. On the side of pollution, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is expected to emit lesser CO2 compared to similar SUVs out there.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Competition, Price and Release Date
The Toyota Prado 2017 will go head to head with Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Chevrolet Trailblazer. The new Land Cruiser Prado 2017 will be more expensive than most mid-size SUVs out there. You will be required to pay $70,000 to own the base model. And if you are planning to own a trim level, you will be required to part with around $85,000. Asking about the release date? Well, the first bunch of cars will be released from the production plant at the start of 2017.