First launched in the early 1990s, the Toyota Prado has been one of South Africa’s favorite SUVs thanks to its blend of capability, amenity, and passenger-oriented comfort.
Now the new generation Prado is more like its big brother the Land Cruiser adopting the exterior look and styling cues. The front end is based around a rectangular grille and tri-beam headlights with a low set front cowl to improve visibility. Muscular wheel arches and strong horizontal lines projects a sense of strength. From the back the Prado has simple taillights on a vertically oriented tailgate.
Measuring 4,920mm long 1,988mm wide and 1.860 tall the all-new Prado is larger in every respect. The 2,850 wheelbase is 60mm longer than before and now matches the Land Cruiser 300. Infact the new Prado shares many of the 300’s features including the TNGA-F ladder-frame chassis which is 50% more rigid than the current generation. Also Toyota’s brand-new stabilizer-bar control system which allows for greater wheel articulation while enhancing multi-terrain select and monitor systems to help the Prado when travelling off-road.
A variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel-based powertrains will be available catering for various global markets and their unique operating conditions. Inside the all-new Prado employs a clean and functional interior design with duel digital screens for the instrument cluster and multimedia system.
Further details on the new Land Cruiser Prado including Specifications for the South African market will be made available closer to launch in the second quarter of 2024.