2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – Release Date, News and Rumors

With a loyalty unparalleled by any other SUV, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado for 2017 promises nothing short of adventure (misadventure) for its aficionados. It has taken its six decades of global adventure into another level thanks to an unparalleled refinement, on-road comfort, and off-road prowess. Its release date, although unconfirmed should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado side view, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

It comes with an updated styling on both its exterior and interior, and folks at Toyota term its new sleekness ‘the ultimate expression of luxury and capability. This is unquestionable judging from its updated styling that’s certain to make an expression wherever it goes thanks to its bold new exterior details and legendary off-road prowess.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rear view, exterior, tailpipe

The new model makes a bold stance with its revised chrome side moldings, LED lighting, a revised front end, and the re-tweaked Land Cruiser logos. So whether you are acting James Bond on an uncharted terrain, or you’re simply in the company of your family members on a weekend getaway in the heart of the Maasai Mara national park in Africa, you can rest assured that you’ll always have a peace of mind.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado black color, front view, grille

Ultimately, the 2017 Land Cruiser Prado excels where few vehicles would rightly tread, and is also a force to reckon with in terms of towing capacity. Some of the cons that reduce its appeal include its cramped third-row seats, a premium-brand price, and modest cargo space. As such, some of its alternatives you can consider include the Land Rover LR4, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Exterior Review & Interior Changes

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The LED lighting offered for its foglights, headlights and taillights feature new LED elements for both the low and high beams, giving you an efficient, and bright low and high beams to illuminate your way at night or during mundane road conditions. The front fascia also features a powerful chrome grille that blends with the LED headlights to provide a sophisticated stance.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The revised front fenders and the new, sculpted hood hints at the power beneath its skin. Further aback, the Land Cruiser Prado looks are further complimented by the LED taillights and sophisticated design elements that speak volumes to what lurks in its interior.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior, leather seats

Interior wise, there are lots of features that make it a standout in its segment thanks to features such as four-zone automatic climate control, a center console cooler box, ventilated and heated front seats, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, driver and passenger memory settings, a perforated leather upholstery, leather and wood trimmings, and a 50/50-split third row-seats.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rear view, black color, taillights and tailpipe

Other features include Bluetooth phone and audio control, a nine-inch touchscreen interface, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking cameras, voice controls, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, smartphone app integration, Qi wireless phone charging, a navigation system, a CD player, a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and satellite radio.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exterior, front view

There are no factory options offered, however, more details should be expected on its release date.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Engine Specs

Motivation for the new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is offered exclusively by a 5.7L V8 engine that generates a whopping 381 hp and 401 pounds-ft. of torque. Technologies such as Acoustic Control Induction System and Dual independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence, credited for optimizing useable power throughout the rpm, are offered.

The engine comes matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system that inclines for efficient power delivery, and adjusts both vehicle speed and shift logic depending on the throttle input in a variety of conditions.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado engine

It comes riding on an independent double-wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar up front, coil springs, semi floating axle in the rear, and a 4-link rear suspension.

Other technologies offered with the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado include Multi-terrain monitor, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Torsen limited-slip differential, Multi-terrain Select, and Crawl Control.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado cargo capacity is rated at 81.7 cu. ft. of torque with the third-row seats folded down.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.9 in. (194.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.9 in. (77.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 16,1 ft³
Curb weight: 5815 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6,5 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Onyx Pearl, Brandywine Mica, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black
Towing Capacity: 8100 lbs

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Price & Release Date

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado release date

According to our sources, the newest Toyota Land Cruiser Prado price starts from an MSRP of $83,825. As for when it will go for sale, the same sources say it will probably hit dealerships sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exterior, front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Towing , side view, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exterior, rear view, silver color, taillights

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado side view, black color, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado trunk, cargo space

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior, gear shift knob

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior, leather rear seats

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2017 BMW M8 Release Date & Info

Rumors about a new BMW supercar have been confirmed with a 2017 BMW M8 release. This is a vehicle that is going to mark the centenary of BMW and is a prime vehicle to do so. There was not a supercar released by BMW for a while and we see this product as the perfect choice to come to the market. It is a great opportunity for BMW to solidify its position with the latest M8 vehicle.

2017 BMW M8 exterior, red color

There were a lot of rumors leading up to this release, one of them was that the car was actually going to be named M1, based on the M1 Hommage concept car that was released in 2008. But as it appeared, the vehicle is actually going to adopt the name M1 as it is based mostly on the BMW i8 vehicle which is also nearing the end of its construction. But the M8 will only adopt the lightweight properties of that vehicle, it will not share the same hybrid powertrain.

2017 BMW M8 front angle, grille and headlights

The 2017 BMW M8 is going to be like a gasoline powered i8 vehicle, which will focus more on the performance and high speeds than actually protecting the environment. People who are interested in that sort of a car can read this review and see what the future vehicle is going to be all about as looking at the pictures only will not enable you a full understanding of the vehicle.

2017 BMW M8 exterior

2017 BMW M8 exterior, alloy wheels

2017 BMW M8 spy shots

As there are not many information about the entire vehicle, we can only speculate for now how it is going to look and function, but we have more information about the exterior of the 2017 BMW M8 to go on. Based on various renderings and some spy photos that have emerged but not really confirmed the vehicle we have a basic understanding how the car is going to look. The vehicle is going to be heavily based on the aforementioned i8 car but it is going to combine with the elements taken from the M1 Hommage design. This is perhaps a perfect combination for this vehicle as the used elements may provide a very good exterior appearance for a vehicle that is the BMW M8. It is a supercar so it is appropriate to make it as super as possible.

2017 BMW M8 rear view, tailpipe and taillights

The design of the car will most certainly incorporate a V-shaped hood with some elegantly sculptured scoops. It is a prime example of great manufacturing and a very handsome design that the vehicle can incorporate. The front side will also add some massive air intakes which are actually necessary in order to provide as much as air cooling as possible. The headlights are not only going to get a proper modern look but are going to be equipped with premium technology as they add laser-light technology for the front and rear. The back side of the car is fitted with a diffuser which helps the car achieve greater speeds and helps it stick to the ground more than before.

Interior

2017 BMW M8 interior, steering wheel and leather seats

The interior remains a bit of a mystery for the 2017 BME M8 vehicle. There is less information about the inside than for the outside of the car. Particularly unpredictable is the advancement of technology as they aim to fit the car with the latest product and it can be hard to predict where the technology will go in a period of a year. The interior can actually improve a lot from the technical standpoint and drastically develop and make the car even more useful. The specs about the interior will be much more reliable when the release date gets nearer and we have much more to work on for the technological part of the interior.

2017 BMW M8 interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

As for the look of the cockpit, there is no doubt that the car is going to be based on the i8 vehicle. The car is going to adopt a similar type of a design which was found in this concept model. It is already an appropriate type of a design so we assume that there are not going to be many changes for the end product which comes in a year. This also means that the inside is going to combine carbon-fiber, high-quality leather and Alcantara in order to bring you a fabulous setting.

2017 BMW M8 interior, dashboard

Engine

You might have expected the 2017 BMW M8 to share the engines with the i8 concept model, but in this case they have decided to go for a different type of a powertrain. The i8 uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor, and as we said this is not going to be a hybrid model. So expect to see a twin-turbocharged V-8 with an output of about 600 horsepower fitted inside the M8 vehicle. The greatest advantage of the car is that it is going to be extremely light, somewhere in the vicinity of 3,000-pounds, which allow it to speed up from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds and develop a top speed of 200 mph.

2017 BMW M8 engine

Price and release date

The 2017 BMW M8 is a full year away, maybe even longer. We assume that the release date is going to be announced at the beginning of the year with the actual production model hitting the streets some time later. The price is still not determined but judging by the specs and standards the car comes with a price of around $200,000 is a no brainer. The vehicle battles the Porsche 911 model and the newest 2017 Audi R8 for contention on the market.

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2017 BMW M8 side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 BMW M8 side view, alloy wheels

2017 BMW M8 exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Venza Release Date & Info

The Japanese automaker has announced the new 2017 Toyota Venza car as available from next year. The vehicle has been a long time coming and many expectations are already set regarding this car but not a lot of information has been available about it, at least till now. As the release date gets closer and closer we are in for many new data about this car and the latest ones were released pretty recently.

2017 Toyota Venza white color, alloy wheels and headlights

The newest addition to the compact SUV segment is going to come in a highly updated manner. The vehicle is being presented as one of the more innovative parts of the newest lineup which is scheduled to come for the 2017 model year. The first model was brought to us in 2008 and has been improving ever since. With each new model year and improvements, there were a lot of modern features made available which only enhance the comfort and production levels of the car.

2017 Toyota Venza exterior, alloy wheels

The newest 2017 Venza is going to be available in three different trim levels, so you will be able to choose between the LE, XLE and the Limited as the highest trim. As the vehicles are constantly getting technologically advanced so is the Venza following suit and becoming ever increasingly competitive. We will have to wait and see how the new one is going to fair at this highly competitive market. We bring you all the latest specs and news about the vehicle and provide it exclusively here in the review.

2017 Toyota Venza exterior

2017 Toyota Venza front angle, grille and headlights

The 2017 Toyota Venza will be very much modified and restyled compared to before. The car is going to go through various changes and we are in for a brand new vehicle and a good looking vehicle at that. The initial changes are going to be seen in the new chrome grille which is going to be placed at the front side. The new bumper gets a completely new shape and is going to incorporate some new lines and design cues which will make the Venza as beautiful as possible. The headlamps will of course add the LED features to them and are going to manage better visibility for the vehicle. This is not all as the headlamps also have a slightly different shape to them which will make the vehicle look fresher and much more meaner. The appearance is going to be the prime characteristic of the car as it adopts to a new shape and size.

2017 Toyota Venza side view, black color

The rear has also gone through some changes but far less than the front. The back side does get some trimmed pieces here and there but shape remains the same. The taillights are modified and have a slimmer shape to them but otherwise the back side is kept the same. The vehicle’s overall weight is going to be changed and we are in for a much lighter vehicle overall speaking. Comparing it to before, the car gets a significant weight cut as it utilizes some aluminum materials and it is going to result with lower fuel consumption and improved performance for the car.

2017 Toyota Venza rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Toyota Venza is going to be a real treat. As this is a sort of vehicle which follows all the latest trends in the industry and produces a much more efficient and innovative vehicle one after the other, it is already expected that the latest one is going to do the same. The new model is going to have a great new design which is updated with a while assortment of technology that is going to follow. Making a modern environment is what the consumes expect and what Toyota is certainly going to deliver. The prime segment of the vehicle is reserved for the high function touchscreen which is going to be used for control of the major part of the vehicle. Updated navigation and dual-zone with automatic air conditioning is what you can expect form the car. Added as well are a modern audio system with 13 speakers, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well.

2017 Toyota Venza interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

The car is going to be equipped in the sense of comfort so we are getting a car which is made to be very comfortable. The high grade materials that are going to be stuffed inside are supposed to enhance the comfort to a higher level. There are going to be some added leather materials which are not only going to be used for the seats but for major parts of the inside of the car. It will initially depend on the trim level of the car, but the case is going to be that even at base level the Venza is supposed to be as comfortable as possible.

2017 Toyota Venza steering wheel and leather seats

Engine

It was announced that the 2017 Toyota Venza is supposed to come with two engine choices. Besides the updated comfort and looks the car is getting a boost in terms of performance.  The base version or the first engine that you can choose from is the 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine which produces 182 horsepower and a torque of 246 Nm. But besides this one you have a stronger option which gives us a performance of 268 horsepower and torque of 333 Nm achieved with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Both engines are of course going to be paired with a 6 speed computerized transmission which is going to transfer power to the front wheel drive system. An all-wheel drive was also mentioned but not still confirmed.

2017 Toyota Venza engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9 in. (189 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3 in. (75 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 36.2 cu.ft (maximum cargo capacity 70.2 cu.ft)
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: N/A
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Attitude Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs.

Price and release date

The vehicle is still a year away from its release date. The 2017 Toyota Venza was announced to be released by the end of the year with it being available for sale in the beginning of 2017. The initial pricing is still not clear but some assumptions state that it may be between $ 25,000 and $ 35,000. Besides this, other important releases that Toyota is preparing is the Toyota Tundra and the all new 2017 Toyota Camry.

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2017 Toyota Venza front view, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota Venza exterior, side angle

2017 Toyota Venza rear angle, white color

2017 Toyota Venza trunk

2017 Toyota Venza trunk, cargo space

2017 Toyota Venza silver color, alloy wheels