Base & top-end 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado completely exposed

14/07/2017 - 19:43 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

After multiple digital leaks since May, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is exposed in metal for the first time, courtesy

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (facelift) exterior spy shot
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser wears an angry look helped with sheet metal changes.

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser features a more powerful design compared to the current model. Up front, the new headlamps ooze aggression and have LED lighting. The new radiator grille, built of five prominent vertical bars with double slats between them, packs into an angular chrome enclosure. Toyota has redesigned the bumper, fog lamps, lower grille and even gone as far as resculpting the bonnet.

At the rear, the facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser features tweaked tail lamps, repositioned fog lamps, restyled bumper and a revised tailgate design. The spare wheel cover is a carry over from the current model. Leaked images have already revealed the TRD accessories for the 2017 Land Cruiser Prado. Earlier images also showed the SUV's refreshed interior with elements influenced by the Toyota Land Cruiser.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (facelift) rear spy shot
Changes at the rear are subtle. The spare wheel cover looks the same as that of the current model.

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Toyota offers the Land Cruiser Prado with a selection of engines depending on the market. Petrol engines include 2TR-FE 2.7-litre four-cylinder, 7GR-FKS 3.5-litre V6 and 1GR-FE 4.0-litre V6 units. Diesel engines include 1GD-FTV 2.8-litre four-cylinder, 1KD-FTV 3.0-litre four-cylinder and 5L-E 3.0-litre four-cylinder units. It is unknown if Toyota plans additions or upgrades under the bonnet.

Featuring the Toyota Safety Sense kit, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is locked for a September release in Japan. The Middle East is expected to receive the 2017 Toyota Prado by the year-end.


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