Citing Japanese website Livedoor Blog, indianautosblog.com reports that the Japanese market Prado will be offered in a choice of three trim levels (TX, TX-L and TZ-G), in five or seven seat configurations, and with power coming from a 2.7-litre petrol engine developing 120 kW and 246 Nm of torque, and the 2.8-litre GD-6 turbodiesel from the Hilux and Fortuner with 130 kW and 450 Nm.
Internationally, the Prado will likely be powered by the familiar 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine, and the tried-and-tested 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel. A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard fare on all Japanese models, although certain countries will reportedly also get a five-speed automatic as well as a six-speed manual.
Leaked last month in both lower and high spec trim levels, the Prado boats a completely revised front facia made up of a new five-bar grille, rounded bumper, redesigned headlights with daytime running LEDs, new bonnet and at the rear, restyled light clusters, new bumper and repositioned fog lamps.
As with previous generations, and depending on the market, the Prado will have the option of the having the spare wheel mounted on the tailgate, or a traditional horizontal opening lid with the spare mounted underneath the body.
In Japan, pricing for the Prado will start at ¥3 538 080 (R424 628) for the base five-seat 2.7 TX, and top out at ¥5 363 280 (R643 683) for the flagship seven-seat 2.8 GD-6 TZ-G. No word on when the Prado will arrive in South Africa has yet been made.
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