Prado has been a special edition of the expensive Land Cruiser SUV. The vehicle is still in its fourth generation, and the next-gen crossover will arrive after 2020. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will suffer minor cosmetic changes. We will also see its luxurious version Lexus GX with similar features.
All in all, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is for these buyers who don’t want to spend too much on regular LC. At this moment Prado is not available for the US customers. However, the company is heavily considering this move. The benefit is obvious – fans will get the cheaper version of Land Cruiser, and Toyota will add one more vehicle to the lineup. The mid-size crossover will be just under the Highlander, with much better off-road skills.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a diesel engine. Duramax will deliver its 2.8-liter turbo-diesel for the next year’s edition of the SUV. It will make it more capable for an off-road drive. Buyers in Europe and Australia can count on 130 kW and 420 Nm of torque (170 hp and 310 lb-ft). That is an output when the SUV is using a manual gearbox. With automatic transmission comes a slight boost for twisting power.
By default, the drivetrain sends power to all wheels. It is a full-time 4×4 drive system, and 4×2 is not available for 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. The towing capacity depends on the setup. In the base models we can get 2,500 kg (5,500 pounds) and the most capable units can tow up to 3,000 kg (6,600 pounds).
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Trim Levels
The entry-level model is GX. This is the base unit which costs around 60,000 AUD. In US dollars it will be around $45,000. Whatsoever, the edition for this region will get significant updates and probably petrol engine. All that cause the price change. However, buyers in other parts of the world can upgrade its 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado by choosing GXL, VX, or Kakadu trims. Only the first one is a 5-seater, while all others are coming with a 7-seat layout.
As told, the base 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with five-seat design costs from $45,000. Well, if we configure it with automatic transmission, automatically we can choose more seats. All these add-ons will make the price go up around $5,000. By default, LC Prado is using a white paintjob. Any other will cost about $500 more. Good thing is that new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will offer at least 10 more color options.
Other trim levels are not so generous with updates. All of them comes with 4×4 the drive, automatic gearbox, and 7-seat cabin configuration. Kakadu is the most expensive one, with price sticker above $70,000. Slightly less expensive are VX ($60,000) and GXL ($50,000).
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Release Date in US
Tthe he 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is still uncertain for the release in the US. The company has its luxury brand Lexus and vehicles with similar dimensions in the offer. So, the new Toyota LC Prado model is not so needed there. On the other hand, there are many fans of Land Cruiser who can’t afford $85,000. Downsized variant is much more affordable, and this could be the main reason if Prado appears in North America.