While the full-size Land Cruiser has just been redesigned, the smaller J150 will remain in production for some more time. If we can trust the latest reports, the current generation should remain active for a few more years, while the new model will probably arrive in 2023 for the 2024 model years. This clearly indicates that the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will continue without more important changes. From what we know so far, most of the changes will be in terms of new features. On the other hand, the rest of the design will remain untouched.
So, you may count on a familiar design that may be old, but still has a lot of great things to offer. The legendary off-roader is capable in all situations, while it is also very luxurious and extremely reliable. Of course, it will also continue with all the novelties that came last year, starting from the upgraded turbodiesel engine.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado release date will occur in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation is expected to remain in production for some more time and we don’t believe that any bigger updates could happen before the full redesign. Therefore, the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will certainly continue in the same way, featuring all the goodies we saw in the recent update. This SUV is old. It was introduced way back in 2009 but we also saw a couple of facelifts since then. The last one was just a few years ago and it has brought a completely new front end, which includes sharper headlights and a more prominent grille. Of course, the 2022 Land Cruiser Prado will continue with the same styling.
What’s more important about this SUV is the number of off-road features you get. First of all, you may count on 22 millimeters of ground clearance and permanent four-wheel drive. Of course, you may also count on locking center and rear differentials, while the two-speed transfer case is also a part of standard equipment. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment includes goodies like hill descent control, skid plates, MultiTerrain view monitor and many more.
Besides fantastic off-road capabilities, this SUV is also pretty good on the road. The ride is quite comfortable, which is no wonder, considering that although an off-roader, this SUV comes with a pretty advanced multi-link rear suspension. On the other hand, you shouldn’t expect too much athleticism from the Land Cruiser, especially in corners where there is a lot of body roll.
When it comes to interior design, this model definitely shows its age. Younger generations probably won’t like the lack of gadgets and other fancy features but if you don’t care much about these things, you will find the excellent build quality and really sturdy materials. The dash features a classic design and there is a whole bunch of physical controls. They may look oversized to some, but that’s very convenient in tough driving conditions.
This cabin also comes equipped with all kinds of tech features, even though it doesn’t look like that. A 9.0-inch touchscreen is standard, as well as satellite navigation, cruise control, air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, tilt and reach steering wheel adjustment, USB ports etc.
The biggest novelty for the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is the addition of blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert systems to the list of standard equipment. Safety features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection are also on the list of standard equipment.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Engine
Things under the hood won’t change for the next year. The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will continue with the recently upgraded 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which now offers more power and torque. The max output is 201 horsepower (150kW), while the max torque goes up to 500Nm. All this power and torque are sent to all wheels via 6-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty good job.
As we already mentioned, this SUV comes with all kinds of additional features, starting from the permanent four-wheel drive, two-speed transfer case etc. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 7.4 l/100 km combined, which would be around 38 mpg (UK) or 32 mpg (US).
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we believe that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado price, base versions should go around $61.000 in Australia.