The first official images of the facelifted Toyota Prado have been released, revealing a new front end, upgraded cabin and new safety technology.
Due to arrive in Australia in late October in five-door guise only – the three-door has been dropped from the local line-up – the revised fourth-generation Toyota Landcruiser Prado gains entirely new headlights featuring a tear-drop-style design with LED daytime running lights, which flank a new grille with large chrome bars that extend further into a redesigned front bumper.
At the back, mildly restyled tail-lights join a thicker and wider chrome strip positioned above the number plate (in European specification).
Inside receives a “comprehensive” interior upgrade adding new switchgear and instrumentation along with new second- and third-row seat designs claimed to improve passenger access. New fabrics and colour schemes are also included in the revisions.
Power will again come from the existing model’s 202kW/381Nm 4.0-litre V6 petrol and 127kW/410Nm 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, with both the six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions being carried over.
Safety has also been upgraded across the range with the addition of trailer sway control and emergency brake signal. The former is designed to reduce the effect of wind and bumpy roads on a trailer when towing, while the latter automatically flashes the brake lights if the brakes are applied suddenly when travelling above 55km/h.
Full pricing and specification details will be announced closer to the SUV’s local launch.
Starting at $55,990, the current-generation Toyota Prado has been on sale in Australia since 2009, with the model first debuting in Australia in 1990.
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