The Land Cruiser Prado is a well-known machine around the world. It is considered to be one of the most capable off-roaders around. The original model came more than 35 years ago. So far, we have seen four generations of it. The current one is quite old, so many suggest a redesign in the near future. Unfortunately, we still didn’t get any word from the officials, which indicates that the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will most likely come without more important changes. Count on the same design characteristics in all aspects, starting from the styling, mechanics, engine lineup and interior design.
On the other side, we could see a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment. Other than that, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will come pretty familiar. A complete redesign is expected in the next couple of years.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Redesign
In terms of design characteristics, the current model rides largely unchanged since 2009. For these ten years of production, the Prado proved itself as an excellent off-road machine, but it also showed a quite ride quality on the road. During this long production cycle, we saw a couple of big updates. The last update was a few years
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior
While the exterior design may look fresh and modern, the cabin of this capable SUV shows signs of aging. The could be noticed on the dashboard pretty easily. Compared to a much younger competitor, the dashboard look a little bit old. It shows a previous-generation style, while most surfaces are made of hard plastics. Also, the controls are pretty basic. The instrument cluster is almost completely analog and you can also find a whole bunch physical buttons around the cabin. Of course, a modern touchscreen interface is a part of standard equipment. Although it doesn’t feature too many commands, it definitely requires little time to get used on it.
When it comes to the overall layout, the overall quality is on a pretty high level. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will continue in two configurations, with either two or three rows of seating. In both cases, the first row is very spacious, while the second one also features a sliding function, so you can easily find your perfect position. On the other side, the third row is a little bit tight, which is pretty much a common thing among mid-size SUVs. When it comes to the cargo space, you can count on modest 12 cubic feet behind the third row. Once you fold the third row, you get around 45 cubic feet. Finally, the overall capacity goes around 65 cubic feet.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Engines
This SUV is available all around the world. So, it’s no wonder it comes with several engines in the offer. The most common is a well-known 4.0-liter V6, which is good for about 278 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. In China, this engine has been replaced recently with a more efficient 3.5-liter V6, which delivers a similar amount of power (277 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque). On many markets, base version come with a familiar 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque.
Of course, the diesel version is also available. In most cases, you can count on a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. On some markets, you can find an older-generation 3.0-liter unit, which is good for about 165 horsepower.
In most cases, you can choose either manual or automatic gearbox.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Release Date and Redesign
Considering that the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado won’t feature too many changes, we expect it’s arrival sometime late in the year. probably in December. When it comes to a complete redesign, the latest reports suggest it should happen in the near future. Most likely, that will be in a year or two. The new generation is expected to come with plenty of improvements, in all aspects. The Japanese manufacturer will redesign a complete SUV and truck lineup in the next few years, For that occasion, it will prepare a completely new platform. The same architecture will be used for the new Prado as well.