Toyota Prado 2024 Cleared for Australian Market: Further Specifications Leaked

Jacob Brooke
April 17, 2024
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The 2024 model of the Toyota Prado has received government approval for sale in Australia, with its arrival in showrooms anticipated around the middle of the year.

This model update introduces a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

The vehicle is listed under three variant codes in the government documents, though Australian consumers will have five model grades to choose from: GX, GXL, VX, Kakadu, and Altitude.

Toyota plans to offer a range of configurations, including options with different seating capacities, wheel sizes, and additional features like sunroofs and anti-roll bar disconnects.

Details provided about the vehicle indicate tare mass values ranging from 2435kg to 2535kg and gross vehicle masses (GVM) extending up to 3200kg, depending on the variant.

These specifications suggest payload capacities of approximately 640kg to 675kg.

These figures have not been confirmed by Toyota Australia and are based on initial filings with the Australian government.

The engine for all variants produces 150kW and 500Nm of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a full-time four-wheel-drive system.

The hybrid system is designed to support auxiliary functions and does not directly drive the vehicle.

All models have a towing capacity of 3500kg and feature rectangular headlights, a design choice that differs from some international versions of the vehicle which have circular headlights.

Pricing for the new Prado has not been released, but given the updates in size, technology, and features, an increase in price is very much expected.

What we know about the upcoming Prado:

  • Prado GX: tare weight 2435kg and GVM 3100kg
  • Prado GXL: tare weight 2475kg and GVM 3150kg
  • Prado VX: tare weight 2510kg and GVM 3180kg
  • Prado Altitude: tare weight 2460kg and GVM 3100kg
  • Prado Kakadu: tare weight 2535kg and GVM 3200kg
Jacob Brooke
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