Toyota re engineers its sport utility vehicle as it introduces the new Land Cruiser Prado this October. The next generation Prado boasts of a more powerful engine and suspension system, luxurious exterior and interior enhancements, and class-leading functional and safety features. The new Prado is available in 5 colors with a price range of P 3,495,000 for the manual transmission and P 3,595,000 for the automatic transmission.
For many years, the Prado, together with its bigger brother Land Cruiser 200, has been a symbol of luxury, power and status, and has earned positive reputation worldwide. Among the array of new features, the engine tops the list. From 1KZ-TE, it now has a new 1KD-FTV engine, giving a more powerful output of 163 Hp. From indirect injection, Toyota’s direct injection 4-stroke common rail diesel engine (D-4D) now powers this luxurious 4X4, making it more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. Its transmission system is a notch higher featuring 5-speed Automatic and 6-speed manual transmission systems. A Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), a state-of-the-art technology found only in the most luxurious of SUVs, likewise improves riding comfort and drivability. The KDSS hydraulically connects the front and rear stabilizers to optimally balance the effect that each stabilizer has on one another. On-road, KDSS works to suppress roll and increase vehicle stability. Off-road, the torsional effect of each stabilizer is offset by to achieve a longer wheel stroke and ensure superior traction when driving on rough terrain. Optimal use of the stabilizers achieves both outstanding on-road comfort and stability alongside uncompromised traction off-road.
On the outside, the new Prado is a head-turner. Projector-type HID headlamps with Auto leveling device, Rain sensing front wipers, outer mirror-mounted turn signal lamps, rear spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp, and a bigger 18” wheel to name a few, not only makes it more luxurious, but safer to use as well. Inside, elegance is immediately noticeable with metal and silver trim combination. EC rear view mirror and new optitron meters also distinguish it from the previous generation.
The Prado’s functional features are at par with other luxury SUV brands. This includes cruise control, clearance and reverse sonar, back monitor, push start and smart entry system, audio system with Bluetooth, MP3 and Auxiliary capability, steering wheel switches for Bluetooth and back monitor, and power fold for rear seats. The Toyota Safety technology is also incorporated as it adapts vehicle stability control (VSC), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill Assist Control (HAC), as well as active headrest for front seats.
This luxury 4X4 SUV is available in 5 colors, together with Raven Black are 4 new colors of Gray Metallic, White Pearl, Silver Metallic, and Dark Steel Mica. All these elegant exterior shades perfectly blend with the Ivory interior.