Reported to break cover on September 12, 2017.
An unofficial Twitter account dedicated to news about the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has uploaded images of the TRD pack front and rear bumpers for the upcoming 2017 Prado (facelift), which is reported to break cover in September 12, 2017.
Like most TRD bumpers offered for Toyota's car range in Japan, it has sharp sculpted features and LED DRL strips, a front splitter, a sportier rear bumper with chrome elements and a chrome-finished tailpipe. Although the whole exterior was not revealed, it's reported to get sleeker LED headlamps with a clean pair of DRLs flanking a wide hexagonal grille with bold vertical slats, and angular fog lamps.
Judging from reports and leaks, the 2017 Toyota Prado will have a revised centre console with a new vertical arrangement of buttons for the off-road settings, new HVAC controls, and an updated touchscreen infotainment system. The ladder-frame SUV will continue to be offered in 5-seat or 7-seat configurations, with no change in wheelbase.
The JDM-spec Prado is likely to continue with the 2TR-FE 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces 120 kW (163 PS) at 5,200 rpm and 246 Nm of torque, and the Toyota Fortuner's 1GD-FTV 2.8-litre diesel engine good for 130 kW (177 PS) and 450 Nm of torque. Exclusive to the Middle East is a range-topping 4.0L V6 engine producing 235 PS and 38.3 kg.m of peak torque.
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor could unveil the new Prado at the Auto Expo 2018 in February. Like the current version, it will be imported as a CBU from Japan, as TKM is not targeting volumes but familiarised customers, expats or those who do not want a luxury brand.