New Toyota Prado delayed until 2024: report

The launch of the first new Toyota LandCruiser Prado in 14 years has been pushed back another year, according to a new report from Japan.

The launch of the next generation. 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado it has been delayed until next year, a year later than previously anticipated, according to a new report from Japan.

Renowned Japanese Publication X Magazine (via sister website car sensors) claims the new toyota prado It won’t hit Japanese showrooms until April 2024, nine to 12 months after previously reported by Japanese media.

It will make the current generation Toyota Prado, who arrived in 2009, is 15 when he is replaced in Australia.

As previously reported, the new Toyota Prado is expected to migrate to a variant of the new platform used for the new Land Cruiser 300 Series 4WD – as well as the US Tundra pick-up – known as TNGA-F.

This next-generation frame is also expected to be the basis for the next-generation Toyota HiLux due out sometime in 2025.

Reports from Japan over the past 18 months have differed on the engines planned for the next Toyota Prado.

The last X Magazine report claims there may be No to be the choice of twin-turbo petrol or V6 diesel from the LandCruiser 300 series, and instead a range of four-cylinder engines.

Other unsubstantiated reports have pointed to a single-turbo version of this V6 diesel for Toyota Prado and HiLux.

Meanwhile, X Magazine claims there are plans for an “electrified” version of the new Toyota Prado. And, eventually, there could be a hydrogen fuel cell version with a hydrogen tank and an electric motor, rather than a battery-electric model.

X Magazine it does not mention a hybrid version, either with gasoline or diesel, however other reports from Japan have claimed that hybrid power is planned very close to the launch of the standard Toyota Prado.

The report outlines a choice in Japan of non-turbocharged 2.7-litre and turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engines, the latter from other Toyota and Lexus cars, where it produces up to 205kW/430Nm, and a somehow. .

The publication reports that “it is not yet confirmed whether the current 2.8-liter turbo engine [diesel four-cylinder] will be inherited or replaced by another unit”.

X-Magazine reports that the new Toyota Prado will be 100mm longer and 5mm wider than the model it replaces, with styling described as “a boxy square tone” and vertical grille bars as on the current model.

The magazine states (translated) that the cabin will have “an infotainment screen that includes communication-type navigation, and will also be equipped with a digital key that can be used like a smartphone instead of a key.”

If the latest Toyota vehicles are any guide, expect a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display and 12.3-inch digital instrument display on higher-end models, with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.

japanese website creative trend claims that the new Prado may change its name to “LandCruiser 250 Series” in its home market of Japan.

However, this is not supported by the X Magazine report, or any other Japanese media coverage in the last 18 months regarding the new model.

The 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado will hit Japanese dealerships in April 2024, according to the latest report from X Magazine.

Toyota hasn’t verified the overseas report, but if it’s accurate, the first examples may be in Australian showrooms before the end of next year.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines to an early age to grow around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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