Australian favourite about to undergo some serious surgery.
Social media can yield some interesting things sometimes. Instagram proved itself to be rather handy yesterday, as photos began circulating online of what appears to be a redesigned Toyota Prado for the 2018 model year.
Sporting a new face, new headlights and taillights, more upright grille and more pronounced front bumper, the Prado certainly looks far more up-to-date than its somewhat divisive predecessor (you can read our review of the Prado here), and while the revisions themselves may seem relatively minor, they add up into a much more refined-looking proposition.
The cabin hasn’t been spared the knife either, with the entire stack seeing more than its share of revisions. Lots of silver and black trim now finish the stack, along with repositioned and redesigned controls to run the climate control and infotainment system. The instrument panel (judging by the sole low-res photograph) also appears to be revised, though we can’t make out any specifics no matter how hard we squint.
Previous reports have indicated that the updated Prado will debut later this year in its home market, before being rolled out around the world. Some details of the Japanese-spec Prado were unearthed too, including things like standard-fit LED headlights and Toyota’s Safety Sense-P package, which shows in thins like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, intelligent high-beam assist, and adaptive cruise control, along with a new steering wheel and improved infotainment system.
Check out our review of this years’ Toyota Prado here, and see why it’s a firm favourite in our market.