While the North American market enjoys Land Cruised four-wheel premium crossover, most other markets will get a 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. This is a mid-size member of the family. Unfortunately, it won’t appear in the USA nor Canada. Interior and exterior of the iconic model are getting few updates. Under the bonnet, we will see again both petrol and diesel options.
Land Cruiser is the longest-serving name in Toyota’s family. However, Prado version is not so old, but it still approaching the end of the third decade in production. We will see if Toyota is saving the big stuff for the new generation, since the current dates from 2009. Whatsoever, the company will definitely update the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. We already have some pieces of this facelift.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Keeps Diesel Engine
Drivetrain lineup of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado starts with a 2.8-liter diesel engine. For some markets, it ends here. However, in certain countries, fans will see other displacements. Two versions of 3.0-liter diesel powertrain are in the mix. Base output for a 2.8-liter displacement is about 180 hp and 330 lb-ft (450 Nm) of twisting power. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available for pairing the diesel unit.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to Offer Petrol Drivetrains
Besides diesel, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will come with gasoline units. Buyers in China could purchase the crossover with a 4.0-liter V-6 petrol engine. This drivetrain was removed from engine room in 2015, and replaced with 3.5-liter V-6. However, bigger powertrain could make a comeback for 2019 LC Prado. The last, but not the least important mill is a 2.7-liter four-pot engine.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is not coming to the US. However, this crossover is very popular in Europe, and especially in Pacific Asia. There, Aussie fans can get the newest version right after the premiere. Also, the SUV is going to appear in the Philippines not too long after the debut. Also, Chinese and Japanese markets will get special versions and engines.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Changes
Outside, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado could get a new bumper, or the existing can get a refresh. Since the first edition in the fourth generation in 2009, LC Prado had two updates. Now, in 2019, the company will either redesign or facelift it again. The next-gen SUV is scheduled for 2020 or 2021. Then, the crossover will get into the fourth decade of production. The new generation and big changes would be the perfect anniversary gifts for all fans.
Currently, Land Cruiser Prado has four trim levels. All of them are using an all-wheel drive configuration. The entry-level GX costs about $40,000 or $53,000 AUD. This trim also comes with a seven-seat interior layout. A higher, mid-range trim level is GXL. There will be also two high-end models in the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado lineup. The cheaper version is VX. Its price in Australia will be almost 80,000 AUD, which is nearly $60,000. However, Kakadu model is the most luxurious one. Its price is speaking enough. Current LC Prado Kakadu costs 85k AUD, and the next edition will be probably over 90,000 AUD ($70,000).