2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado severs as a modern day successor to one of the earliest known SUV in human history – Toyota Land Cruiser. However, one should note that the model is essentially a smaller version of the original Land Cruiser and has been developed primarily as a midsized luxury Sports Utility Vehicle. It should also be noted that the previous generation Prada model was developed using Toyota Motor Corporation’s J150 platform whereas the next generation model uses an updated version of the same J150 platform. Also, it has a primary front engine placement and offers a standard rear wheel driving platform along with an optional four wheel drive mode.
2016 Toyota Prado: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Toyota Prado has a fairly redesigned exterior and is available in a wide range of color options. It has been provided with a redesigned front grille which has been chrome plated or blackened out in some models; other major additions to the next generation Toyota Prado include halogen head lights and an entire set of 17 inches alloyed rim wheels which have been designed to have relatively bigger arches than its preceding models. It should be noted that the model is available in 4 major trim levels which include – GX, VX, Kakadu & GXL – in addition to a 7 exterior color schemes.
2016 Toyota Prado has well-equipped interior which includes an inbuilt AM/FM Radio, LCD touch screen display, CD & MP3 player etc. It also offers standard safety & security features in addition to major assist mechanism which includes Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control mechanism, Down Hill Drive Assist, Active Traction Control etc along with better maneuverability & handling procedure. 2016 Toyota Prado also allows for keyless smart entry module in addition to a rear view back up camera system.
2016 Toyota Prado: Engine Specs
2016 Toyota Prado offers a wide range of engine options with the most basic being a 3.0L, turbo diesel unit which can produce a total of 170 HP power & 302 lb -ft torque. An alternate power train offers a VVT-I petrol based 4.0L, V-6 cylinder engine that has a power & torque output of 270 HP and 281 lb-ft respectively. One should also note that Toyota Motor Corporation is further planning on releasing a hybrid variant with a fully-fledged electric engine. Both power trains have been paired with a manual or automatic 6 speed & automatic 5 speed power transmission system respectively. However, it should be duly noted that the company is yet to reveal the final specs and as a result variations in trim levels & configuration are possible.
2016 Toyota Prado: Release Date and Price
2016 Toyota Prado is speculated to face stiff competition other similar SUV models such as Nissan Pathfinder, Jeep Wrangler, Mitsubishi Challenger and Mitsubishi Pajero etc. According to company executives, the model is expected to be launched sometime next year as a 2016 model. Its price is estimated to range from $ 56 000 to $ 95 000 considering the level of luxury provided by the vehicle.