Toyota’s next-generation LandCruiser Prado has been revealed, ahead of its local launch in mid-2024.
Dubbed the LandCruiser 250 in Japan but retaining the LandCruiser Prado name here, the new-generation model is based on the TNGA-F platform that underpins the likes of the LandCruiser 300 Series and Lexus GX SUVs, as well as the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma pickups.
Globally the new LandCruiser Prado will be available with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains, including a hybrid for the first time.
At this stage the only powertrain confirmed for Australia is a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system producing 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque. This is the same mild-hybrid setup certain HiLux variants are set to receive next year.
This powertrain is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with drive sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system.
Other powertrains to be available in other markets include 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid (243kW/630Nm), a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol (207kW/430Nm), a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel (150kW/500Nm) without the mild-hybrid set-up, as well as a 2.7-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine (120kW/246Nm).
There are no inline-six petrol or diesel powertrains available globally. For context, the related Lexus GX will be available at launch locally with a 3.4-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.
Toyota claims the body-on-frame LandCruiser Prado has a 50 per cent increase in frame rigidity, as well as a 30 per cent increase in overall rigidity. It’s also claimed to have improved wheel articulation.
In the US, the new-generation SUV will have a towing capacity of 2722kg. It’s unclear what this figure will be in Australia at this stage.
The LandCruiser Prado has an electric power steering system which helps reduce loss of steering control when driving off-road, improve low-speed manoeuvrability, as well as enable Lane Tracing Assist.
Other features include a stabiliser disconnect mechanism, for the first time in a Toyota, a Multi-Terrain monitor and Multi-Terrain Select drive modes, as well as a Crawl Control mode.
As previously revealed in leaked imagery, the boxy new LandCruiser Prado will be offered with two different front end styles, including the retro-themed prototype pictured in beige. Both have ‘TOYOTA’ written out on the grille.
It’s unclear if both styles will be offered in Australia at this stage.
Compared to the outgoing LandCruiser Prado, the new SUV is 100mm longer at 4925mm, 95mm wider at 1980mm, and 20mm taller at 1870mm. It also has a 60mm longer wheelbase at 2850mm.
This makes it almost the same size as the LandCruiser 300. Their width and wheelbase length figures are identical.
The new LandCruiser Prado will be available locally in five- and seven-seat configurations.
Inside there will be a digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a number of physical switches for the climate control.
Toyota claims the new LandCruiser Prado will come with a “full suite” of active safety technologies.
Australian specification of the new Toyota LandCruiser Prado will be announced closer to its launch in mid-2024.
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