2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Philippines – Toyota’s long-serving Land Cruiser Prado gets an update for 2021 that gives it a more powerful engine and additional safety features. In what could be the current Country Cruiser Prado’s last hurrah, Toyota increased the output of the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV engine to 204 horsepower. The big 27 horsepower increase is down to a larger turbocharger. Higher trim also receive standard rowing shifters for the 6-speed Super ECT automatically. For those who are not fans of the 2.8-litre diesel, the 2021 Land Cruiser Prado is also available with a reduced 2.7-litre-2TR-FE 4-cylinder engine.
Hand-in-hand with the more powerful engine, the 2021 Land Cruiser Prado also gets a refreshing interior with a 9-inch display audio infotainment system. This gives the ingenious off-roader smartphone connectivity options that weren’t there before.
For safety, the 2021 Land Cruiser Prado added Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features such as pre-collision that both pedestrians and cyclists can detect, as well as departure warning, road sign recognition.
In Japan, the Land Cruiser Prado is made available with the “L Package,” which exchanges the chromium on the grid, head lamps, fog lamp bezel, back door garnish, lace mirrors, and 18-inch wheels black.
The refreshing 2021 Land Cruiser Prado is going to buy in Japan today. Export markets such as the Philippines are likely to follow shortly afterwards.
The rumours that the next generation of Toyota’s gargantuan Land Cruiser will navigate the industry’s downsizing wave is becoming harder. The off-roader will get a high-tech makeover, but it will remain as rough as ever.
In 2020, the Land Cruiser was available with a gasoline-crawled V8 in the United States, among others markets, and with a diesel-burning V8 in countries such as Australia. All signs indicate both eight-cylinders that cooperate with the current generation model. Japanese magazine Best Car taught Toyota will argue there is a substitute for displacement by the Land Cruiser to make available with twin-turbocharchist V6 engine borrowed from Lexus.
The 3.4-litre six makes 416 horsepower and a solid 442 pounds of invoice when bolted into the Lexus LS. Buyers will also have the option to order a hybrid line around the above V6 (and, oddly, not around the 3.5-litre six found in the LS 500h), and a V6 turbodiesel will be presented in some markets – certainly not ours. Each trip train will contain quad powered and automatic transfer.
Called 300 series internally, the next-generation Land Cruiser will reportedly be a little shorter than the current, 200 series model (pictured) but it will be just as wide. Its height will vary slightly from market to market. This will be heavier, especially when equipped with the hybrid powertrain, but it will at least match the 2020 model’s robust 8,100-pound tower capacity. It goes without saying that Toyota will build the off-roader on a learning framework.
While the Japanese firm declined to comment on what is in store for the model, drivers stressed it would not lose any of its off-road capacity. “Whatever we bring out will be able, and I think our loyal owner base will be very happy,” promises Sean Hanley, the vice president of sales and marketing for Toyota’s Australian division, in an interview with CarSales. Australia is the Land Cruiser’s second-largest market; the Middle East is the largest. Toyota can’t water the Land Cruiser if it wants to keep its target audience in the fold.
Toyota is expected to launch the next generation of Land Cruiser in July or August of 2020, about 62 years after it sold the very first example in the United States, but the off-roader may not show up in American showcases until the 2022 model year. Additional information will emerge in the weeks leading to its official unveiling. The Lexus LX, which has always been a luxury variant of the Land Cruiser, will adopt the new underbuilding and adopt the reduced power trains in 2022.