The Next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is rumoured to be making an official appearance in the middle of next year. It’s understood that the next generation model will be offered with the Japanese manufacturer’s new line of engines and conclusive revisions to the chassis.
Based on information sourced by Best Car Web, the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will break cover with the firm’s twin-turbodiesel 3,3-litre V6 which is currently fitted to the Land Cruiser 300. The SUV will retain its ladder-frame chassis in order to preserve its versatility but it’s understood that considerable developments will be made to enhance usability.
Where size is concerned, the publications states that the new model is expected to measure the same as the current model to maintain the segment gap between the Land Cruiser 300.
According to a report from the same publication a few months ago, Toyota was said to be planning to release its next-generation Prado during the second half of 2023 – with the vehicle having been delayed by a year due to the company’s hectic 2022 launch schedule.
But the most interesting part of the report, which cites inside sources, is that the Prado will receive a new 2,8-litre twin-turbo ‘clean’ diesel engine, which will be more powerful and efficient than the current unit. Just how much more powerful remains up for speculation, but it will no doubt be an improvement over the current 2,8 GD-6 unit’s 150 kW and 500 N.m output – perhaps somewhere in the region of 180-190 kW and 600 N.m, given that Toyota’s new 3,3 diesel, found in the new Land Cruiser 300, offers 227 kW and 700 N.m.
In a push towards a carbon-neutral product line by 2030, a hybrid-electric diesel may debut on the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado but will quickly be rolled out into models such as the Land Cruiser 300, Hilux, Fortuner and even Quantum. These cars are currently not available with a hybridised powertrain. It’s believed that this this new mill could replace the current 3,5-litre turbodiesel mill.