Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016

Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016

Toyota Prado gets 2016 update including new diesel engine.

Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016
Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016 – a new diesel engine headlines the changes being introduced to the Toyota Prado for 2016.

The Toyota Prado has received a significant mid-life makeover with Toyota introducing a new-generation turbo-diesel engine, improved petrol V6 and new six-speed automatic transmission.

As we reported in June, the new 2.8 litre diesel engine, which will also feature in the new eighth-generation HiLux and the new Fortuner SUV as well, headlines the changes. Delivering up to 450Nm, Toyota tells us the diesel Prado will now use around 6% less fuel on the combined cycle.

Not to be outdone, the V6 petrol engine offered in the Toyota Prado range now boasts an extra 5kW of power and a 1.8% decrease in emissions thanks to the introduction of new and improved fuel injectors and a revised exhaust system.

Both engines are Euro 5 compliant and can be driven through a newly developed six-speed auto transmission, Toyota says the high-tech transmission monitors acceleration and other driving conditions to determine the most effective use of high-speed gears.

This technology helps the Prado use up to 13% less fuel than in the current diesel/auto combination.

The changes to the Prado for 2016 aren’t all mechanical, Toyota is also fitting sat-nav as standard to GXL variants, while the Kakadu gains rear cross-traffic alert. What will these changes cost? Toyota tell us to expect price increases for Prado of between 0.5% and 2.6%.

Arriving in dealerships in October, Tony Cramb from Toyota Australia sales and marketing says the 2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado is a real winner.

“The latest improvements will enhance Prado’s rock-solid reputation by expanding the on-road performance, driving pleasure, convenience and safety that are important to customers.”

Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016
Refreshed Toyota Prado arrives for 2016 – Toyota Prado GXL now gets sat-nav as standard.

In other Toyota news; Toyota again our most trusted car brand and 2016 Toyota LandCruiser upgrades confirmed.

Joel Helmes




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