The present Prado was released in 1984 and over the four decades, the Toyota company has been making changes to the vehicle to improve it and improve its market place. The 2017 model is in the fifth generation of the Prado. It is clustered in the mid sized SUV group. The new model of 2017 Toyota Prado will involve changes in its interior and exterior. For its exterior, the new automotive will be fitted with revised rear bumpers and LED tail lamps. It will also come in new colours (seven in number), new door grips, halogen lights and new alloy wheel design. The alloy wheels will be 17 inches with larger archers. Exterior changes are aimed at improving the vehicles aerodynamics. The trim level will be four, consisting of GX, VX, Kakadu, and VX.
2017 Toyota Prado Design
The interior changes are definitely meant to improve user comfort. In the previous designs the company received complain about the seats, they were too flat and would hurt the back during long tips. This has been dealt with as users will enjoy comfortable natural leather upholstery that are a bit curvy instead of being entirely flat. The dash board will be set up in a new way. For entertainment purpose, the 2017 Toyota Prado is fitted with updated infotainment system. The system will come with a configurable TFT which will be fitted with a touch screen. As for the sun roof, it will be the tilt and slide kind of sunroof. Other changes include rain recognizing wipes, three zone cooling & heating and rear view mirrors. Just like in the previous models, the new automotive has sitting space for seven people. For the new model, users get to choose between three colors as their interior color.
New Engine Specs
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a heavy which will be able to tow 8,000 pounds. With that said, only a hybrid engine can operate the vehicle. There have been speculations that the new vehicle will be fitted with two engine choices. The choice will be between 4.0 and 3.0 liter V6 engine. There is a 170 power horse and 302 Ib.–ft. of torque level difference created by the two choices. Because the users were not satisfied with 3.0 liter engine, company offered new one. It will be offer with new 2017 model too. It is 2.8 L turbo-diesel engine. It provides 177 hp and 450 Nm. This engine is combined with six-speed automatic transmission and AWD. New Land Cruiser Prado achieves 11.8 l /100 km.This direct injected engine makes better performance for new 2017 Prado.
The new design for the 2017 Toyota Prado combines a little bit of the Prado Kakadu and VX designs. The wheel is no longer near the rear door. It is placed close to the vehicles gas tank above the second wheel. As a result of its location, the gas tanks capacity is reduced with up to eighty seven.
Price and Release Date
Considering the new and amazing features that the new model has embraced, the price is expected to be higher compared to the previous model. It has been speculated to be between $60,000 -$70,000. It will all be worth it. The release date is expected to be next year though the company has not said anything about it. With all its many features, it is definitely a must have.