The nomenclature of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado varies across different markets. It is referred to as the Toyota Land Cruiser in some regions and simply the Prado in others. It goes by its full name, the Land Cruiser Prado, in the United States. The upcoming 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be constructed on the TNGA platform. Ensuring excellent driving capabilities and robust powertrain options. Originating in 1990, the Prado model initially presented itself as a mid-size pickup truck. with a lavish interior and commendable driving performance. Its potent engine and all-wheel-drive configuration contribute to its effectiveness as an off-road vehicle.
The 2025 model is anticipated to share numerous features with the Lexus GX, yet it promises a rejuvenated exterior and interior. along with an innovative off-road system. This evolution underscores Toyota’s commitment to delivering a contemporary, advanced driving experience with the Land Cruiser Prado.
2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid
In some markets, like Australia, the 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will come with a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine. But in the US, there will only be a hybrid engine available. The powertrain that Toyota will use on this model is a 2.4-liter I-Force Max engine. This mill will produce up to 325 horsepower with up to 400 pound-feet of torque. This is a downgrade from a previous generation of 5.7-liter V8 that was producing 381 ponies. Also, we will see a downgrade in towing capacity, and we expect it to be around 6,000 pounds for a 2025 model. The hybrid powertrain will bring us a more efficient vehicle, and we expect impressive MPG in city driving. At this moment, there are no official statements, but our expectations suggest around 22 MPG in the city.
2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior and Exterior
The interior of the new Prado will stay boxy with plenty of sharp lines. But it will gain some modern features. The changes on the exterior will include a new daily light that will be LED rings, and inside them, we will find headlights. Some models will get a steel bar and steel bumpers. Standard equipment will include side steps. The new unique rim design and their sizes will range from 17 inches for base trims up to 20 inches for top-tier trims. Also, the rear will get a small revision. Including new taillights.
The interior of a new Land Cruiser Prado will range from a pretty basic one to a luxurious one in top-tier trims. But all across the board, it will offer plenty of space for passengers and their luggage. The biggest criticism of the previous generation of Prado was its outdated interior. That reminds me more of a working truck than a $50.000 SUV. We think that the new generation of Land Cruiser Prado will fix this issue with the modern interior that this generation will bring. The lower-end trims will still offer a basic interior with all-weather floormats. Basic seats and a basic info-entertainment system But more expensive models will bring an up-to-date interior with plenty of luxury and tech features.
Also, the new 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will have all modern safety features. This means it will get a new Toyota Sense 3.0 software and hardware update.
2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Kakadu
Kakadu will be the name of the most luxurious trim for a 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. At the starting price of around $51.000, it will have a lot to offer. Some of the improvements will include a 3-row set of premium leather seats. Those seats will offer great lumbar support, and they will be comfortable for long journeys. The Kakadu model should offer an impressive interior full of tech. We will start with a center console, where we will find a new 11.2-inch touch screen for an info-entertainment system. Also on the center console, but on the bottom part, there will be a wireless charging pad. This model will also get a small touchscreen for a second row.
Some of the interesting luxury features will be 3-zone climate control and a big sunroof. and premium sound system. The exterior of the truck will have premium color options. The 20-inch rims have a unique design. And because Kakadu will be a capable offroader, it will get a unique suspension and a steel bar on the front. This model will start at $75,000 and go up to $82,000.
Price and release date
The official release date of the new 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has not yet been announced. But according to rumors, it will hit the market in the last quarter of 2024. With a starting price of around $47.000, which will go up to $82.000 for top-tier trim, it will face fierce competition.
It will compete against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender, and Toyota 4Runner.
With competitive pricing, a reliable and powerful engine, and good driving and offroad capabilities, we expect a newly redesigned 2025 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to achieve good sales numbers.