The Toyota Land Cruiser is an all wheel drive vehicle series manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. First Land Cruiser production was started in 1950, which looked like Jeep. Different types of vehicles like convertible, station wagon, pickup trucks etc. are also produced under the name of Land Cruiser. This version became very popular because of its off-road driving capability, performance and quality and now 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is almost ready to hit the market. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a midsized luxury SUV manufactured under Land Cruiser range. In Land Cruiser series Prado is one of the smaller vehicles. Depending on the type of platform Prado models are referred as LC 70, LC 90, LC 120, and LC 150. In North America Prado is available as the Toyota 4Runner. This model is available worldwide at Toyota showrooms except, United States, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado was first launched in 1984, and this will be the fourth generation model. First fourth generation model was launched in 2009. The new model is expected to have some interior and exterior changes, and some changes are also expected under the hood. Thus, people waiting for this model can expect much better performance and looks than previous versions.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2017 will ride on J 150 platform, the vehicle is expected to 190 inches long (almost 1.8 inch longer than 2016 model) and 75 inch wide. This vehicle will accommodate 7 passengers. Various parts including door frames and roof rail will have chromium finish. Veil and fender frame will be bigger in size with chrome detail. The SUV will run on 17 inch steel wheels and will also have increased visual details. Apart from all these features, the vehicle is anticipated to have redesigned sturdy bumper, high intensity halogen headlights,auto dimming exterior mirrors, stylish grille, specially designed all terrain tires for effortlessly off-road drive and many other features.
Interior portion of 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be designed with darker color. Some interior features include seats with leather finish and manual heating facility, automatic electronic windows, larger TFT screen, improved sound system (with FM and DVD/CD player), steering wheel wrapped in leather. The vehicle will also have smart phone connectivity with Bluetooth and USB port. Other technical features include side and rear sensor for better parking assistance, better stability with hill assist control, traction monitoring system to avoid slipping, automatic brake assistance, keyless entry, keyless ignition, blind spot monitoring system, advanced cruise control, wide-angle rear view camera, automatic climate control, power sockets, heated steering wheel, etc.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Engine Specification
Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado there might be a conventional 5.7 liters V8 engine; this engine will have a capability to produce an output of 381 hp and a torque of 401 pound-feet. Many rumors revealed that there may a hybrid powertrain version of this vehicle also. However, Toyota has not made any official announcement about hybrid engine. The transmission system will be speed automatic type. If there is a hybrid version of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado it might use a lithium-ion battery with same V8 engine. The older models used 2.8 liters turbo diesel and 2.7 liters petrol engines. The diesel engine had an output of 160 hp and a torque of 400 pound-feet, and the petrol engine had a power output of 282 hp. No information about fuel efficiency of 2017 model is released still now. The previous versions had a fuel economy of 17 mpg in city and 21 mpg in highway. However, the 2017 Toyota Prado is anticipated to have a better fuel economy than older versions.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Price and Release Date and Competitors
No official announcement about price and release date of 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is released still now. Some experts say that the vehicle may be available for buying from the first half of 2017. This new model will be released in US, UK, Canada, and Australia. But in US it will be known as Toyota 4Runner. The price of base model is expected to remain in the range of $70,000 – $80,000. Some competitors of 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado under the midsize luxury SUV range are: