Toyota unveiled the2018 Toyota Prado range at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the updated 4 × 4 benefiting from improved levels of standard equipment and updated interior and exterior styling.
On the outside, a refreshed exterior is highlighted by a revised and decently chrome-plated grille, restyled headlights, contoured fenders and a potentially polarizing new hood, which, according to Toyota, has been sculpted to improve visibility downward. In addition, the lower corners of the new front and rear bumpers rise upward to enhance off-road handling, and the redesigned rear includes new lamp groups.
2018 Toyota Prado Inside Feature
Inside, the 2018 Toyota Prado features a redesigned dashboard, including at the top of the center console tower, where it has been lowered to improve forward visibility, especially in off-road driving. The center console itself houses a new eight-inch color touch screen, a flush HVAC control panel and a cluster of powertrain-related instruments. The steering wheel is also new, now matching that of Land Cruiser J200 models. White lighting now applies to the dashboard, center console and door equipment, while the LEDs also apply to the front floor, roof and glove box, as well as the lighting of the door panel. Three interior color combinations are available: Black, Brown / Black and the new Premium Beige, combined with a silver metallic finish and a light brown or dark brown wood finish.
As mentioned, it is the history of safety that Toyota has defended as it retains key details such as the suggested improved approach and starting angles and the pricing of a secret. The security suite that was once confined to the VX and Kakadu variants is now available for the automatically equipped GX and GXL variants. The technologies include a pre-crash safety system that can now detect the impact risks with pedestrians as well as vehicles.
2018 Toyota Prado Engines
Toyota has also decided to drop the 207kW / 381Nm 4.0-liter gasoline V6 by leaving the 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel with a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel with 450Nm of torque if paired with the six-speed automatic and 420Nm if customers choose the six-speed manual. 2018 Toyota Prado has updated the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) system so it can now detect cars and people. AEB is now compatible with all models, including the GX base model, as well as the family’s favorite midrange GXL model, only available on previous VX and Kakadu models.