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2018 Toyota Prado Spied Again

The 2018 Toyota Prado will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, but photos of the refreshed off-roader at a holding yard have surfaced online.

TOYOTA HAS DONE a very good job of saying very little about the refreshed Toyota Prado, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from sniffing out the thing. This photo appeared on a website called Livedoor Blog and shows rows of Prados at a holding yard in Japan, indicating the Japanese car maker is well and truly into the swing of production. It’s even readied the brochures as, as soon as the Prado is revealed in Frankfurt it’ll go on-sale in Japan.

Toyota Prado spied

Late last week, Toyota released a short statement about its reveals at Frankfurt and while the world’s media leapt on the line about a hybrid C-HR, there was one sentence that read, “Toyota’s unique 65 years heritage and QDR (Quality, Dependability, Reliability) Leadership is embodied by the world premiere of the new Land Cruiser [Prado]. Featuring a segment-unique body-on-frame construction, the new Land Cruiser will take you wherever you want to go. And bring you back”.

Sure, the refreshed Prado will stick with its body on frame construction, but the move towards monocoque construction for off-road vehicles hasn’t been the disaster the old timers predicted it would be, and you can read more about that argument here.

It’s unknown whether Toyota will play with the Prado’s engine line-up but what we do know is it’s likely to add the brand’s Safety Sense active safety suite which includes, AEB with pedestrian detection, automatic high beam, lane departure warning and dynamic radar cruise control. Whether it’ll be model-wide is unknown.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober