The 2018 Toyota Prado will get a new-look front-end that clearly took style clues from the LandCruiser 200 series. And the same goes for the back of the thing, but you can see clearly that very little has changed in the bodywork. The interior seems more premium than the current offer, but it would not have been difficult to ask.
This is the second facelift for the fourth generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado that came in 2009. Toyota has completely changed the front fascia of the SUV, with smoother and more aggressive headlamps, a larger 5-slot top grid, wide chrome band over the headlights and top grid, a chunkier bumper and redone the lower grille and fog lamps. At the rear, the taillights are darker and have new graphics, and the anti-skid plate and roof spoiler are redone.
The interior photos reveal more interior changes with the transmission shift moving towards the dash next to the steering column and a brand new central panel with a larger AV display and revised HVAC controls. The interior also seems to receive an update, the central console being redesigned, as well as infotainment and climate control functions. There is also an 8-inch touch screen and a new layout for the dashboard.
The 2018 Toyota Prado is equipped with numerous engine options, including 2.7-liter 2TR-FE four-cylinder petrol, 3.5-liter V6 7.6 G-VF petrol, 1 liter V6 petrol 4.0GR-FE, 1GD-FTV 2.8-liter four-cylinder, diesel, 1KD-FTV 3.0-liter four-cylinder diesel and 5L-E 3.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. In the UAE, petrol 1GR-FE 4.0 liters and petrol 2TR-FE 2.7 liters are the proposed engines.
Toyota is expected to introduce a range of advanced safety technologies with the 2018 model, including Toyota Safety Sense with stand-alone emergency braking, with some variants to offer with radar speed control. Assistance to the areas and the blind is also likely.