Toyota Prado’s fourth generation vehicles are available on the market since 2009 and in that period they had only had mild refreshment made to it in 2013. Now, there is a complete redesign expected to be made for 2016 Toyota Prado model. That will at the same time be a 5th generation of this car on the market. This car was supposed to be a rough terrain car since it belongs to SUV category of cars, mid-size SUV to be specific, but it looks more as a commute city car. This car has been offered in many different versions on the market since it was first launched, so we now have Toyota Prado Altitude, Toyota Prado Kakadu (premium segment version) and a few other variants available. This new facelift is supposed to expand sales even more and Toyota has put up some work to it.
2016 Toyota Prado Engine and Specs
Powertrain for this car will be consisted out of 2 different engines. Under the hood of this car we will be able to see 3.0 or 2.8 liter turbo diesel engine that can produce around 170 horsepower and about 300 lb. –ft. of torque. The 3.0 is the one from the previous model and it is possible it will be ditched for new 2.8 liter engine that will be shared with Toyota Hilux. Second engine that would be found under the hood of this car will be a 4.0 liter V6 Petrol engine that can produce 270 horsepower and 281 lb. –ft. of torque. Engines will be paired with 6 speed manual or automatic transmission but that remains to be seen. Main rivals for this model will be 2016 Wrangler, Nissan Pathfinder and Mitsubishi Pajero.
2016 Toyota Prado Design
On the outside this car has a nice design and it will come with Eclipse Black color on the outside, and we can expect 17 inches alloy wheels. It will carry seven passengers that will get a decent level of comfort on the inside because this car is roomy enough for all of them. List of basic equipment for base trim will probably be broadened and it will include some parts of Prado Altitude model. Interior of this car will have tilt and slide moon roof, leather seats, three zone climate control system, Blue-Ray entertainment system as well as the info system placed in the center console with big screen in the middle.
2016 Toyota Prado Release date and Price
This car will be released towards the end of this year but exact date is not yet known. We already said who the competitors for this model are, and those are all good known models. Price for this 2016 Prado is said to be around $55.000 for base model which is a lot for a car competing with previously mentioned models who offer better money value. But it is unconfirmed yet so it is early to talk about that.