The new generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is likely to have to wait until after the summer of 2024 to be launched instead of 2022 or 2023 as initially rumored.
This August, the Japanese press has spread information about the new generation of 7-seat SUV Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be officially launched next summer. At that time, the press said that the new Land Cruiser had been launched, so there was no reason why Toyota would delay the launch of the 5th generation Land Cruiser Prado
However, until now, there are rumors confirming that the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be delayed. Accordingly, the launch time of the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will probably be after the summer of 2024. The cause of this delay stems from the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series.
After launching in the Japanese market in the middle of this year, Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 has quickly achieved success. It is known that the number of customers depositing to buy the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser in the Japanese market is more than 20,000 people.
Large market demand combined with a shortage of components and semiconductor chips has forced Toyota to extend the time to receive cars from customers ordering Land Cruiser 2022 in Japan. According to Toyota dealers in Japan, the worst-case scenario is that the versions ordered by many people will have a waiting time of about 2-3 years to receive the car. Customers who order the ZX and GR Sport versions may even have to wait up to 4 years. These two versions alone currently account for about 90% of orders for Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 in Japan.
If the new generation Land Cruiser Prado is launched in a year or two, it will coincide with the time Toyota delivers the Land Cruiser J300 to customers. In terms of sales policy, this is clearly not a good idea.
It is expected that in the new generation, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will continue to retain the typical separate chassis structure as before. It is likely that the car will be equipped with a smaller version of the trapezoidal chassis used for Toyota Land Cruiser 2022. This not only makes the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado lighter but also increases steering responsiveness as well as driving quality. on the street without losing the quality of the off-road vehicle.
Rumors also say, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will almost keep the size of the old generation. Therefore, inside the car will still be a 3-row interior space with 7 seats. However, the interior of the car will be upgraded in terms of materials and technology to catch up with other modern SUVs.
Meanwhile, the exterior design of the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be influenced by its brother Land Cruiser 2022. In addition, the most advanced version may also inherit features such as the Electronic-Kinetic Dynamic suspension system. Complex suspension (eKDSS) of Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport 2022.
Underneath the bonnet of the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is most likely a hybrid powertrain with a 2.5L or 2.7L petrol engine. This is a hybrid powertrain shared with Toyota RAV4 and Highlander. In addition, Toyota is currently developing a hybrid powertrain with diesel engine for future 4×4 and commercial vehicles. This powertrain may also appear on the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Besides the hybrid powertrain, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is expected to have a conventional internal combustion engine option. This could be a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.8L diesel engine taken from the old generation. In Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2021, this engine has been upgraded to produce a maximum capacity of 200 horsepower and maximum torque of 500 Nm. The engine is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive system and consumes an average fuel consumption of only 7 liters / 100 km.
Another engine option that may be used for the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a V6 diesel engine, twin turbocharger, 3.3L capacity taken from Land Cruiser 2022. This engine on Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 has a maximum capacity of 304. horsepower and maximum torque of 700 Nm.
We will continue to update more information about the 5th generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in the following articles