Sorry Sabah folks, your next Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is only arriving in 2023
Jason · Jun 28, 2021 05:00 PM
After the global debut of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300, Land Cruiser fans are also asking if its smaller sibling, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, will also follow suit. After all, the current model has been around since 2009. Well, good news is, it's in the pipeline. Bad news? The wait is a little longer.
According to a Japanese publication, rumours abound that the all-new fifth-generation successor to the J150 model will only make its global debut perhaps in August or September 2023. Why so? Because Toyota has a slew of new models to introduce to the market in 2022 before the Land Cruiser Prado.
We are talking about full model changes to models like the Noah, Voxy, Esquire (slated for January 2022), to the Crown (mid-year 2022) and the Alphard/Vellfire in the 2nd half of 2022. That's a lot of models to move out. Bear in mind these are Japanese market models.
In that regard, it probably makes sense for Toyota to scale back the debut of the all-new Land Cruiser Prado to give it the limelight it deserves come launch time. Hence, the August/September 2023 target date.
Currently, the J150-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has multiple engine and transmission options (see tables below).
Land Cruiser Prado engines
163 PS, 246 Nm
280 PS, 365 Nm
274 PS, 377 Nm
163 PS, 246 Nm
95 PS, 197 Nm
190 PS, 420 Nm
Land Cruiser Prado Transmissions
Number of ratios
So, do you want to see this model here in Malaysia? Comment and let us know.
Jason's foremost passion is all things automotive, where he spent his formative working years as a Product Planner and Trainer. An Advanced Driving Instructor by training and an all-round enthusiast, Jason loves going into intricate details about driving dynamics. Will drive anything with 4 wheels and a steering.