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Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado

It is no secret that the Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado conquers two fragments at one time. This giant amongst vehicles will take on rocks and thoroughfares without a glitch in addition to managing difficult tasks with aplomb. Sufficed to say it is without question on the same page as the Land Rover Discovery in terms of city kerb application, and at the same time is comparable to the Mitsubishi Pajero as far as 4×4 off-road ability is concerned. This vehicle has undergone a mid-life overhaul to assist in re-establishing itself, becoming a vehicle not to be taken lightly.

New updates made to Toyota Land Cruiser:

  • The front bumper is deeper.
  • The distinguishing grille at the front of the Toyota Prado has been re-designed adding more to the commercial individuality to this off-roader’s visage.
  • A new set of Alloy wheels have been incorporated in both the TX as well as the VX models.
  • New headlamp clusters complete the make-over which are now higher to avoid damage when bundu-bashing.
  • Both models, viz. the TX as well as the VX models have received extra-added features with an increase of only 1% in price throughout the range.
  • An exciting new feature is the heated outside mirrors for the TX model to ensure enhanced visibility.
  • The TX model has also now been fitted with dual-zone climate control and new 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • The VX model has been fitted with blind-spot functionality, together with a tyre-pressure monitor plus a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
  • Both the VX and TX models benefit from eight-way electrically adjustable seats on the driver and passenger sides of the VX.
  • There is Trailer Sway Control, which is incorporated to control trailers when being towed, avoiding the trailer from swaying from side to side.

Toyota’s Challenges

Although the biggest changes have taken place on the interior of the Prado, especially with materials having been upgraded adding a much softer touch which should be standard from a car of this calibre.

Mechanically the Prado remains much the same as in the past, with 4.0 litre V6 petrol and four-cylinder turbo-diesel making up the engine range. Both models produce 202kW and 381Nm of torque. It might be advisable to watch out for the fuel consumption, though.

The diesel is the one that has a punchy 120kW and 400Nm torque in combination with the same transmission. The fuel consumption is 8.5 litres/100k, which makes this vehicle a realistic option for everyday use.

If you are looking for a roadster that is not afraid to take on roads, rocks and rough terrain, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is the car for you.

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