Mildly revised 2018 Toyota Prado snapped ahead of debut
The Toyota Prado is one of Australia’s biggest selling cars, and to keep ahead of the pack, they are planning a significant update for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado range.
The images you see have been provided by Chinese publication Autohome.com.cn, show that Toyota has ditched the upright angular front of the current model, and replaced it with the broader face that isn’t too dissimilar to the one on big brother 200 Series Land Cruiser.
Around the back the changes are more subtle, but the spare wheel is still fitted under the car or on the tailgate, depending on the market.
Locally, Toyota Australia has generally favoured bolting the spare wheel to the tailgate, as that allows for greater fuel capacity, and therefore catering to the needs of Aussies who like to drive long distances. The other version has only appeared in special editions.
In terms of technology, LED headlights are rumoured to be fitted to higher end models, and lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control are expected to be fitted to some (presumably more expensive) models.
The interior has come in for a freshen up too, with softer lines and new switchgear.
No word as to when the 2018 Toyota Prado will arrive down under, but we suspect it will be some time in the first quarter of next year in time to do battle with the upgraded Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Everest.