Toyota has introduced the official debut of the all-new Land Cruiser Prado on August 1. In North America, the mannequin will merely be often called the Land Cruiser and is predicted to be the sister mannequin to the Lexus GX. Outdoors of markets within the area, will probably be often called the Land Cruiser Prado, though it’s not sure which markets will get the off-road SUV.
The explanation for the naming selection in North America is as a result of the area doesn’t get the newest J300 Land Cruiser, with the fourth-generation J310 Lexus LX filling that area of interest as a substitute. North America additionally will get the third-generation Lexus GX, which is constructed on the identical GA-F model of the Toyota New International Structure (TNGA) because the J300 Land Cruiser and LX.
Actually, the GX shares the identical wheelbase of two,850 mm and has a footprint much like these fashions, which suggests the differentiation in dimension between the J300 Land Cruiser and next-generation Land Cruiser Prado (reportedly codenamed J250) shall be lower than earlier than. Traditionally, the Land Cruiser Prado has been the smaller sibling of the full-sized Land Cruiser.
A teaser picture of the upcoming Land Cruiser Prado reveals a singular face that seems to be impressed by the J60 Land Cruiser. You definitely gained’t confuse it with the J300 because the grille is smaller and there’s a squarish theme occurring involving the headlamps and rugged surfaces on the entrance. Earlier teasers additionally present a profile that isn’t in contrast to the GX with a blocky design, lengthy bonnet and near-vertical entrance and rear home windows.
Given the proposed visible and platform similarities, we are able to anticipate the Land Cruiser Prado to get the GX’s vary of petrol powertrains, which embrace a 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 and a hybridised 2.4 litre turbocharged inline-four cylinder.
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