Although the snaps uploaded by butsuguya.com reveal nothing new other than the extended wing mirror on the front fender signifying the models as Japanese spec, it does provide a clearer view of the revisions both front and rear.
Due to make its world debut in Japan and Frankfurt next week, the Prado, in its home market at least, will offer the option of a 2.7-litre petrol engine making 120 kW and 246 Nm of torque, and the same 130 kW / 450 Nm 2.8-litre GD-6 turbodiesel used in the Hilux and Fortuner. Both will be linked to a six-speed automatic gearbox with drive going to all four wheels.
Other markers are likely to receive the popular 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine and two versions of the mainstay 3.0-litre turbodiesel, linked to either a five-speed automatic, five-speed manual or six-speed manual 'box.
Three trim levels will be offered in Japan; TX, TX-L and TZ-G, although it remains unknown if the TX models pictured are indeed base spec versions as the L symbol is not likely to feature on the model designation. Pricing in Japan will range from ¥3 538 080 (R424 628) for the 2.7 TX five-seat to ¥5 363 280 (R643 683) for the top spec 2.8 GD-6 TZ-G seven-seat.
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