The brand-new fifth-generation 2024 Toyota Prado has finally been unveiled and it’s safe to say that it has big roles to fill, however, it also has larger resources to keep up with its dominating sales record. It’s not a massive reskin of the 14-year-old Prado predecessor which is still the largest and most well-loved SUV in Australia.
2024 Toyota Prado Review
The newest 2024 Toyota Prado is new from the beginning and is armed with a myriad of upgrades, enhancements, and new features to keep it at the top of the charts for sales and allow Aussies to travel to the farthest corners of the planet. Since there are so many to choose from, we thought we’d put together five things we like but don’t love about the brand-new Toyota Prado.
The savage-looking new Lexus GX previewed the bulk of the Prado’s new core design a few months before We’re nevertheless happy to see that Toyota has infused its 250 Series with its distinctive style and identity. The identity of the LandCruiser is based on the tradition of the LandCruiser brand name, with many subtle references to earlier models, but perhaps the most important of all is the fact that it is not like its predecessor. Instead of a rounded and organic look, the sleek new Prado is awash in linear lines, square angles, and straight edges that create a look that is reminiscent of that of Land Rover Defender.
One of the first things we were given concerning the new Prado was that it would be supported by Toyota’s TNGA-F ladder frame chassis, the same as that used to support the current LandCruiser 300 Series, Sequoia, Tundra, and Tacoma. The most recent generation of the platform and its larger space should be a boon to the Prado’s driving capabilities both off-road and on particularly when paired with the brand-new electric steering system, the redesigned suspension, and improved technology.
The 2024 Toyota Prado has been an extremely powerful large off-road SUV on the market and this is despite the current version being close to 15 years old. Together with the TNGA-F platform, Toyota will introduce its first disconnecting sway bar system, that will improve suspension articulation and travel in difficult terrain without affecting on-road performance. We’re not sure what this feature will mean, if it’s exclusive to high-end models or if it will be standard throughout the range, however, it’s still a sign of the versatility of the Prado and will surely whet our anticipation for the eventual GR Sport (or equivalent) off-road version.
It may seem like an insignificant thing to get happy about however, a transmission could be the difference between a car’s driving experience. And while there’s nothing incorrect with the previous six-speed model, however, the Prado’s new eight-speed auto will improve its performance regardless of the situation. The greater range of ratios and the smaller gaps between them will ensure that the Prado performs better in maximizing the torque it delivers and improving fuel efficiency on the road, as well as offering lower gear ratios and more control off-road, specifically when driving in the low range.
This particular feature has been an integral part of the 2024 Toyota Prado owner’s experience since day one, but it’s gratifying to see that the latest model still has the full-time 4×4 option even though most of its rivals only offer part-time models. A ladder-frame vehicle won’t be a measure of modern sophistication however, with the latest Prado being larger and likely more powerful than ever Drivers will continue to be able to enjoy the safety of 4×4 traction on any surface every day.
There was a lot of hype and discussion in the build-up to the reveal of the new 2024 Toyota Prado regarding what might be hidden beneath the hood, and those with a wishful view wishing for an engine with a V6 diesel like that of the LandCruiser 300 Series. Some hoped for the forthcoming HiLux GR Sports’ upgraded outputs of 165kW/550Nm that could have lifted the Prado to the top of diesel engines with four cylinders in the form of a 4×4 vehicle and offered an increase in power over the previous version.
However, the new Prado will be equipped with the same outputs of 150kW/500Nm that come from the 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel that powers the one it replaces, however, it will come with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which is said to provide 10% improvement in fuel efficiency (discounting the brand new 8AT). As we’ve previously reported only one of the five options will be available in diesel-friendly Australia (see below) this means that we’ll not get that long-anticipated turbocharged 2.4-litre petrol-electric hybrid that’s intended for North America and China. It’s the same system used on the Toyota Tacoma and outputs a total of 243kW/630Nm. This is sufficient to surpass every large SUV on the market (monocoque or ladder frame) and confidently step onto the heels of the 300 Series.
For a large portion of people, the main benefit of older Prados was that they were lighter and smaller than the larger LandCruiser alternatives and were less expensive to operate. However, the new model is the same width and length as the current 300 Series, which will always bring a wide array of strengths, including an improved interior space as well as a wider footprint, with more stability however, it also has some flaws.
It will at least consume less fuel than LandCruiser’s twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 engine. The fact that the Toyota Prado is a year away The brand new Toyota Prado will arrive in local showrooms “mid-2024” – that’s the official statement by Toyota Australia as of this morning. This implies a couple of things: the very similar Lexus GX will arrive here first, and that the currently available model will be close to 15 years old when it’s gone.
2024 Toyota Prado Price & Release Date
The present 2024 Toyota Prado is a pricey car, by any standard particularly when you consider that it’s been in service since 2009 and has a long waitlist. Since the time will only get longer due to the new model’s switchover, and also the massive advancements in suspension, platform steering, powertrain, safety, and multimedia technology the main issue is how much the price will rise with Prado. Prado.
Toyota USA has announced a starting price in the mid-$50,000 range for its hybrid model which is roughly $A83,500. Therefore, anticipate that the 2018 Prado to be priced well above the price of $62,830 currently for the stripped-down GX and then to expand into the LandCruiser market (from $94,301).).