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The New Land Cruiser Prado Gets More Tech & Quality Interior

September 14, 2017

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The New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

With an off-road heritage spanning more than 65 years, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is undoubtedly a global icon. It is being sold in more than 190 countries worldwide and its exceptional off-road abilities have earned it a rock-solid reputation as one of the world’s toughest and most reliable 4x4s.

The new Prado enhances this reputation with more modern and robust exterior styling, a more sophisticated, comfortable and higher quality interior, and improvements to its dynamic performance and user-friendliness, both on and off-road.

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The New Land Cruiser Prado | 4×4

More dynamic, modern and robust styling

This new generation SUV builds on a proven, trusted formula with a new design that is visually more agile and dynamic, but maintains its core strengths: Practicality, Durability & Capability.

The overall length has been increased by 60mm to 4,840mm (4,565mm for the three-door model). A minimum turning circle of 5.8 metres (5.2 metres three-door) contributes to exceptional manoeuvrability.

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The New Land Cruiser Prado | Side

New-look frontal elements such as the bonnet, grille, headlamps, bumper and wings draw on structural elements from the model’s design heritage. The front grille and headlamps have been organised into single, powerful graphic and set higher for better off-road functionality. The grille’s apertures have been made as large as possible for optimum engine cooling, while the headlamp main beams are positioned inboard to avoid damage when driving off-road.

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The New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | Rear Side

The sharply trimmed lower section of the body reinforces the Land Cruiser Prado’s broad stance and minimizes the impact of the front overhang on the vehicle’s off-road approach angle. Ground clearance is 215mm (205mm three-door), with 31-degree approach, 25-degree departure and 22-degree ramp break-over angles.

Higher quality interior

The Prado’s interior features a revised dashboard that incorporates new instrument binnacle and centre console designs, delivering easier operation and a refined finish. Switchgear on the new dashboard is ergonomically optimised and functionally grouped. The dash also incorporates a large, eight-inch touchscreen for the Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system, Optitron meters and a 4.2-inch multi-information display.

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The New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado  | All-terrain

The cabin has been made more comfortable with front seat ventilation, rear seat heating, and automatic climate control, and life has been made easier with the introduction of an electric, heated windscreen, heated washer nozzles, reverse-tilting door mirrors and a new smart key design.

Diesel and petrol powertrains

In western Europe, the new Land Cruiser Prado is powered by a 130kW 2.8-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine. For eastern European markets, it is also available with a choice of 2.7 and 4.0-litre VVT-i petrol engines with respective outputs of 120kW and 183kW.

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The New Land Cruiser Prado | Off-road

Expanded range of safety features

High grade versions of the new Land Cruiser Prado with automatic transmissions are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense active technologies to help prevent accidents happening.

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The Toyota Prado | New Grille

The package includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection function, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Other new technologies include a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and an upgraded tyre pressure warning system.

Availability in South Africa

The new Land Cruiser Prado will be released in South Africa before the end of the year with the same power trains as is on offer on the current version:

  • Diesel – 3.0L (120kW / 400Nm)
  • Petrol – 4.0L V6 (202kW / 380Nm

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The New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | Interior Cabin

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