2024 Toyota Prado petrol hybrid off-limits to Australia, for now

The Toyota Prado petrol-electric hybrid – with the same claimed fuel efficiency but 60 per cent more power than the diesel – is not on the radar for Australia, at least for the time being.

The petrol hybrid version of the new 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado is still a chance – albeit slim – for Australia if a number of engineering roadblocks can be cleared.

Toyota Australia says the petrol-hybrid Prado is “not part of our product plan” as it will initially not be produced in right-hand drive – and the company is concerned it will not be able to match the capabilities, including towing capacity, of the diesel version which is due next year.

It is despite the runaway success of hybrid power across the Toyota passenger

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