Toyota’s Land Cruiser is one of the most iconic vehicles to ever walk on this earth. Known for its ruggedness and luxurious interior, it has been adored by car enthusiasts since time immemorial. The all-new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series was internationally unveiled earlier this year. And people have gone crazy over it. The latest iteration of the Japanese brand’s flagship SUV is now on sale in international markets.
Now, according to a new media report, Toyota is said to be working on introducing an updated version of their smaller Prado model as well. Reports suggest that the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado could be unveiled as early as 2022.
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado last received a major facelift back in 2009, although Toyota has been introducing multiple subtle updates over the years. The Prado, which continues to remain on sale in certain international markets, received a minor update as recently as June 2021, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Land Cruiser.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
While details of the upcoming 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado are scarce, reports suggest that the new model will continue to retain its ladder-frame underpinnings, while its design could be inspired by the new Land Cruiser 300 Series. As mentioned there are no specifics, but looking at the rendering made by a car media house, as far as the exterior is concerned the front grille is different by decreasing the size and giving it more of a vertical look as compared to the Land Cruiser 300. The LED headlights are the same triple set up and also the L-shaped LED DRLs. The rear is not yet shown, but the design language is expected to be the same.
Powertrain options are expected to remain unchanged. This includes a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine and a 2.7-litre petrol unit. However, Toyota could also be looking at installing the 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine from the new 300 Series on the upcoming Prado. Recently there were also rumours of Toyota working on a diesel-hybrid powertrain, which could potentially be considered for the upcoming Prado as well.