Toyota may postpone the premiere of a new generation of Land Cruiser Prado SUV. Initially, it was assumed that the new “Prado” will be released in 2022, but now the Japanese media are writing about the postponement of the debut of the model.
According to the Japanese portal “BestCarWeb”, Toyota is now concerned about problems with a shortage of components, which could force the company to resume assembly of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 only by next summer. If by this time the new generation of LC Prado goes on sale, then the company will face another flurry of orders, which it may not be able to cope with. Therefore, the Toyota management is considering postponing the sales of the Land Cruiser Prado 2022 from the next to 2023.
The next generation of the Japanese frame SUV should be based on the TNGA-F platform. With the move to a new “bogie”, the wheelbase of the car will increase by an insignificant 50 mm. In this case, the body length will be 15 mm less than that of its predecessor (4825 mm). The width will add 30 mm – up to 1885 mm, and the height will decrease by 60 mm – up to 1835 mm.
The SUV’s engine lineup will almost certainly consist of a hybrid powertrain based on the updated 2.5-liter “four”, as well as a 2.8-liter “turbodiesel”, which is now used in Toyota Hilux.
It is possible that the Prado will also inherit the 3.5-liter V6 from its older relative, the Land Cruiser 300.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 2021 from the FineAuto team: