The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes with robust exterior and a capable engine along with several off-roading features
Toyota unveiled the updated version of its top-tier Land Cruiser SUV more than three years ago and back in September 2017, it revealed a facelift of the Prado at the Frankfurt Motor Show which holds so much importance for its global sales.
Retailed as Land Cruiser or Prado in a well over 190 countries around the globe, it is a segment leader in terms of sales in some marketplaces. As we exclusively let you know earlier this year, it had its domestic debut at the 2018 Auto Expo last month. Here is all you need to know about the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado:
The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has entered the Indian market now right after its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado India Price
|ta Land Cruiser Prado Price||Rs. 92.60 Lakh (ex-showroom)|
The range-topping Land Cruiser is retailed in India in a LC 200 VX variant for Rs. 1.40 crore (ex-showroom) and it features a 4.5-litre turbocharged diesel V8 engine producing 262 bhp at 3,400 rpm and 650 Nm at 1,600 rpm.
It is connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox with full-time all-wheel-drive function. The new Prado is positioned below the LC200 and it costs Rs. 92.60 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) in India and bookings for it have commenced across the country already.
|Power||170 horsepower at 3,400 rpm|
|Torue||410 Nm at 1,600 rpm|
Globally, no mechanical changes had been made on the new version as the petrol and diesel engine options were carried over. The Land Cruiser Prado takes power from 2.8-litre diesel, 3.0-litre diesel in two variations, 2.7-litre four-cylinder petrol, 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 4.0-litre V6 petrol units.
European buyers get a selection of three- and five-door body styles, ten body colours, three interior combos and several engine options. The 2.8-liter four-pot turbocharged diesel engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
It produces 177 horsepower and 450 Nm of peak torque. The same 3.0-litre diesel engine is used for India making 170 hp and 410 Nm and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission that adapts to different driving modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. The power is sent to all the four wheels.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Exterior and Design
The styling has been off-roading focused as well as matured. It gets slim headlamps bringing a bolder stance. There is a substantial grille assembly with multiple slats while a thin chrome bar runs across the front fascia.
The main design enhancers are neat-looking fog lamps, beefy bumpers up front and rear, and sporty lower portion of the grille. At the rear, compact tail lamp unit, integrated spoiler and skid plate complement the look.
The interior of the Land Cruiser Prado has become more premium in its latest avatar and we might get the same treatment if/when launched in India. Toyota has used upmarket materials and the steering wheel is all new.
The modern touchscreen infotainment system is from the regular Toyota parts bin and the new seat upholstery will be topped with expected additional features both on the comfort as well as convenience fronts.
Other important bits are frame-mounted sheet metal including a new hood and fenders while engine cooling has been improved as well alongside Toyota engineers adding an extra couple of inches to the overall length.
The list of interior changes compared to the old global model are new centre console, new eight-inch infotainment screen sat lower for enhanced outwards visibility and easy maneuvering, revised dashboard and instruments, new trim and control surfaces.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Features
Globally it features the advanced Safety Sense P suite with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Auto High Beams (AHB), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection function.