The current generation of the Prado has been around since 2009 and this time it has not changed much, although it received a new engine last year, as well as mild exterior changes. Some people began to say that because it has not been updated for so long Toyota would stop the model or replace it with a new unibody SUV would offer better features on the road while being less capable off-road. However, it now seems that the 2017 Toyota Prado car will not be a new unibody, but on the following basis 4Runner will use the new chassis that is in the current Tacoma.
Exterior and Interior
2017 Toyota Prado will be based on the J150 platform. The exterior receives a significant threat to make it more attractive new design. At the front, will feature a redesigned chrome grille 5 bar. The grille is flanked by a pair of LED spotlights (halogen headlamps will be offered as an option). The lower bumper is integrated with LED fog lights and large air intakes. The taillights also use LED technology. The vehicle a new roof and roof spoiler rails that make a different appearance of the outgoing model also sports. The new vehicle that their predecessors on the 17 inch travel wheels, although the wheel arches of the new model will be slightly wider. New 2017 Toyota Prado in some markets will be offered with three or five doors.
Take a look inside reveals an elegant cabin with a feeling of freshness. The cabin has plenty of space to comfortably accommodate 7 passengers in a row of three rows of seats and still leaves plenty of cargo space. Fine leather is the standard padding material. The dashboard, shifter and steering wheel are also leather-wrapped. The vehicle also features a 7.0-inch touch screen that controls the vehicle’s vehicle information system. There is also a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the dashboard that replaces the analog gauges. The latest technological features are presented as well; they include Bluetooth connectivity, USB / AUX port and Wi-Fi connection. For entertainment, the vehicle will expect a high-end audio system. Rear passengers also have access to LCD screens in the front seat head restraints. Safety is an area that the 2017 Toyota Prado differs inches from models are fully equipped with safety features that protect not only its occupants but also pedestrians. The safety system of the vehicle is carried out in order to avoid accidents that occur in the first place. These features include; Vehicle stability control, active traction control, T-Cell Safe (crumpling area judiciously designed), 7 SRS airbags, a rear view camera, a monitor and rear parking sensors. It also features active braking system with intelligence, blind spot monitoring and a pre-collision safety system.
As far as engines are concerned, it is expected that the current 2.7 and 4-liter engines abandoned in favor of a single-petrol 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine with natural aspiration should be more than enough for a car like this. The engine will provide about 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, while using a similar amount of fuel to the former 2.7-liter line 4 unit. With regard to diesel engines in some markets, the 2017 Toyota Prado now only use the new 2.8-liter turbo diesel that was introduced for the first time last year. This will provide up to 180 horsepower and over 330 lb-ft of torque. As far as transmission to the drive wheels will be standard, while the car will come with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic.
Release and Price
Expect new changes affect the new 2017 Toyota Prado prizes although slightly. The current basic model, the GX starts at $ 54,990, while the high-end Kakadu carries a price tag of $ 83,490. Wait for the price to rise between $ 2,000 and $ 5,000. The model is expected to reach dealers in the last quarter of this year (2016).