2016 Toyota Prado launched with new 2.8L turbodiesel engine – Australia
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
Sourced from the 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo.
The 2016 Toyota Prado has launched in Australia, and debuts the all new 2.8-liter turbodiesel GD engine in the country. The updated prices are given below:
- Toyota Prado GX 5-seater – $52,990
- Toyota Prado GX 7-seater – $55,490
- Toyota Prado GXL – $59,990 ($60,990 for petrol variant)
- Toyota Prado VX — $73,990 ($72,990 for petrol variant)
- Toyota Prado Kakadu — $84,490 ($83,490 for petrol variant)
The main highlight is the new engine under the hood, which is sourced from the 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo and 2016 Toyota Fortuner. The new 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine produces f 174 hp at 3,400 rpm and 420 Nm of torque between 1,400 to 2,600 rpm with a six-speed manual, and 450 Nm from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm with the 6-speed automatic. Toyota claims the new engine makes more power than the outgoing 3.0L diesel unit, while registering a low fuel consumption figure of just 7.9 L/100 km (8 L/100 km with the auto).
The petrol variant is powered by the same 4.0 litre V6 engine, which has been retuned to deliver 278 hp (up by 7 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 381 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Like the diesel, it will be offered with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
As for standard features, the whole range will come with seven airbags, trailer sway control, 2500 kg towing capacity, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, reversing camera, smart keyless entry and engine start/stop button, cruise control, auto air-conditioning, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Automatic variants also gain hill start assist and downhill assist control.