December 5, 2013: Toyota Kirloskar Motor has silently launched the new Land Cruiser Prado in India at the price of Rs 84.87 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and the bookings for the same have already been started. The company went on upgrading the SUV at its exterior front, while certain additional features are also added inside the vehicle. The exterior changes include fog lamps, newly designed headlamps, new front grille, bumper and rear combination lamp. At the rear, the car gets new license plate garnish and LED headlamps with DRLs (daytime running lamps). Inside the vehicle, the fresh changes include second row seat heater, multi-terrain monitor, display audio with 7-inch screen, cosmetic changes in centre console, newly designed optitron metre and crawl control.
Toyota Motors is doing impressive business in the Indian car market. It has a lot of formidable vehicles, of which, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is one of the rugged SUV models. It is powered by a 3.0-litre D4D diesel engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2982cc. It has inter-cooler turbocharger, which helps in churning out a maximum power output of 170.3bhp along with a peak torque output of 410Nm. It is mated with a five speed automatic transmission, which enables an effortless off-road drive. It has an efficient braking mechanism, which is further enhanced by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. The company has given it a vehicle stability control function, which controls the engine output and braking. Apart from the powerful engine and good performance, it also has luxurious features inside and attractive exterior look. Its frontage is designed with an aggressive radiator grille, body colored bumper, fog lamps and uniquely designed headlights, which is incorporated with automatic light control sensors. It is also equipped with LED day time running lights that gives the frontage an impressive appearance.
The company has given it a multi terrain monitor with a four surround camera, which is integrated into the side mirrors for allowing a view of area around its tyres. The monitor will display the passenger and driver sides simultaneously. It also has multi terrain select system that prevents it from wheelspin and brake lockup giving the selectable choice of driving mode, which are Rock, Rock and Dirt, Loose Rock, Mogul along with Mud and Sand. It has an innovative features called crawl control, which is a mechanism that controls the unnecessary usage of accelerator and brake while riding on rough surfaces, and allows full concentration on the steering wheel movement. Apart from all these, this SUV is integrated with some of the most exciting convenient functions, which gives the occupants a comfortable driving experience. These aspects include cruise control system, an efficient air conditioning unit that also has automatic climate control and rear AC vents, a responsive power steering system, which has tilt and telescopic adjustment function and so on. This SUV is competing against the likes of Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes Benz ML Class and others in this segment. The company is offering this vehicle with an unmatched standard warranty of three years or 1 lakh kilometers, whichever comes first. At the same time, the owners can also avail an extended warranty at an additional cost paid to authorized dealers.
The exteriors of this massive Toyota Land Cruiser Prado are extremely captivating with a trendy overall body design. Its frontage has a large perforated radiator grille that is fitted with a few vertical chrome plated slats. It is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is surrounded with a large headlight cluster, which has a swept back design. It is integrated with high intensity discharge (HID) based projector headlamps and turn indicator. It also has LED day time running lights, which gives it a decent appearance. The body colored bumper is accompanied by cladding, which prevents it from minor damages. It houses a wide air intake section for cooling the powerful engine quickly. This air dam is flanked by a pair of round shaped fog lamps that adds to the visibility of the driver. The windscreen is made of toughened laminated glass and is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers as well. The side profile has aluminum finished side steps for easy entry and exit of the passengers. Its elegantly designed side profile has a few expressive lines and body colored door handles. The window sill gets a glossy black finish, while external rear view mirrors are in body color. Its external wing mirrors are electrically foldable and fitted with LED side turn indicator. It comes with well designed wheel arches, which are equipped with an elegant set of alloy wheels that gives the side profile a sporty look. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tubeless tyres that have a superior grip on any road conditions. Coming to its rear end, it has a large rear windscreen which has a defogger along with a wash and wipe function. It is accompanied by a sporty rear spoiler, which is fitted with a LED high mounted stop lamp. The body colored bumper is accompanied by protective cladding and also has a pair bright reflectors. The neatly crafted tail light cluster is integrated with reverse lights and turn indicator. It has a large boot lid, which is fitted with a thick chrome strip and variant badging. Apart from these, it also has a pair of roof rails that adds to the elegance.
Its overall dimensions are very spacious and can accommodate seven passengers with ease. The total length is 4760mm along with an overall width of 1885mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. Then it has a height of 1880mm, a large wheelbase that measures about 2790mm and a minimum ground clearance of 220mm. Its steering wheel support a minimum turning radius of 5.8 meters.
The neatly designed internal section is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this robust sports utility vehicle. It has a huge cabin space that is loaded with several interesting aspects, which will certainly lure the car enthusiasts. The interiors are done up elegantly in a dual tone color scheme, which gives a pleasant feel to its occupants. It can easily accommodate seven people, besides offering them with sufficient shoulder as well as head space. There are well cushioned seats incorporated inside, which are wide and provide good comfort. These relaxing seats are covered with fine quality leather upholstery, which are available in Flaxen and Black colors for the buyers to select from. The driver seat can be adjusted in eight different ways and it has memory function as well. Whereas the co-passenger's seat can be adjusted in four ways as per the requirement. There is seat heater system available for the front and outer seats in the second row, which will further enhance the level of comfort. Meanwhile, the third row seat comes with 50:50 split folding facility, which can be folded and adjusted to bring in more luggage. The company has used premium leather to wrap the gear shift knob, parking brake lever and steering wheel.
There are various utility based and advanced features incorporated inside the cabin, which will only make it luxurious than any other vehicle of its class. It includes a large glove box compartment with cooling effect, wherein many small things can be placed. The second row seats have center armrest along with cup holders. It has a 12V power outlet in the second and third row seats, which is quite useful for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices that come handy during the journey. There are front extendable sun visors available along with illuminated vanity mirrors. In addition to these, it has a cigarette lighter, portable ashtray, overhead storage console, assist grips, front reading lamps and a few other such aspects. Then, there is a stylish optitron combimeter with illumination control that keeps the driver updated with all the vital information of this vehicle. The center console as well as the silver grille are neatly garnished with silver, which not only match to its interiors but also enhances its elegance. Other aspects like an illuminated key hole for the ignition, front reading lamps and stainless steel door sill plates are available in this SUV.
This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is packed with a number of comfort aspects that give a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. It has automatic climate control along with a three zone independent control. It also has rear temperature control and air vents in second as well as third rows. It cools the cabin in a less time and creates a pleasant ambiance inside. It is incorporated with an advanced audio unit with a 7-inch touchscreen that keeps its passengers entertained all through the way. It supports Bluetooth connectivity and other input options as well. The cruise control, call as well as audio controls are mounted on its multifunctional steering wheel, which makes it very convenient for the driver. The adjustment facility to the driver's seat is a plus point, which allows the driver to choose a comfortable sitting position. There is power foldable third row seat, which can be automatically folded at the press of a button. With the help of remote keyless entry, passengers can enter or exit the vehicle without locking or unlocking it manually. It has all four power operated windows with auto up and down facility available on the driver's side. The rain sensing wipers and automatic head lamp system with washers further adds to their convenience. The sporty steering wheel has variable speed assist along with tilt and telescopic adjustment function. The outside rear view mirrors are electrically foldable and adjustable as well. It has a stylish instrument cluster that includes fuel consumption display, speedometer and a few other notifications. Apart from these, it includes a multi information display, remote tailgate opener, illuminated entry system, start/stop button and a few other such aspects that adds to the comfort levels.
It has a huge cabin space that can take in seven people with ease and gives them a relaxing driving experience. There is ample leg room offered to them along with sufficient head and shoulder space. The front and rear knee room is also good, while there is enough elbow room provided, which makes its passengers feel more comfortable. This vehicle has a large fuel tank that is capable of holding around 87 litres of fuel in it. The luggage compartment of 621 litres is quite good, wherein a lot of luggage can be placed.
White Pearl Crystal Shine
Dark Blue Metallic - LC Prado
Grey Metallic - LC Prado
With the help of a five speed automatic transmission gear box, this can attain a maximum speed in the range of 150 to 155 Kmph. At the same time, it takes about 13 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill.
This muscular vehicle is powered by a commanding 3.0-litre, D-4D diesel engine that is compliant with Euro IV emission norms. It comes with inter cooler turbocharger and has the total displacement capacity of 2982cc. It carries four cylinders, 16 valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. This power plant is skillfully coupled with an efficient five speed automatic transmission gear box that transmits torque output to all its four wheels. The maximum power generated by this mill is 170.6bhp at 3400rpm, while it yields a peak torque output of 410Nm that ranges between 1600 to 2800rpm, which is rather good.
It has a turbocharged diesel engine, which is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system that allows it to deliver a healthy fuel economy. It has the ability to generate a 11 Kmpl on the highways, while on the city roads it gives close to 7 Kmpl because of heavy traffic conditions.
This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV is fitted with a 3.0-litre diesel power plant. It can churn out a maximum power of 170.3bhp at 3400rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 410Nm between 1600 to 2800rpm, which is rather decent for Indian road conditions.
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This SUV is blessed with an advanced audio unit that offers best in-car entertainment to its occupants. It includes a CD, MP3 player with a six CD changer, FM radio tuner and has nine speakers as well, which are placed at front and rear for better sound experience. It also supports input options like USB port, AUX-In and Bluetooth connectivity through which mobile phones can be paired with this unit. The audio, phone and cruise control buttons are mounted on its multifunctional power steering, which makes it quite convenient for the driver while operating them. Furthermore, the buyers can customize it with a few accessories for improving its appearance as well as comfort levels.
The braking system of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is very reliable. The front as well as rear wheels are equipped with robust ventilated disc brakes, which keeps it under the control of driver. It is further assisted by anti-lock braking system. It also has electronic brake force distribution along with brake assist system that improves its braking abilities. On the other hand, it has an efficient suspension system that keeps in well balanced on any road conditions. It is further assisted by Kinetic dynamic suspension system, rear air suspension and adaptive variable suspension in three modes. The front axle is assembled with a double wishbone, while the rear one is affixed with a 4-link system along with air spring. It is incorporated with an electric power assisted steering system that has tilt and telescopic adjustment. This supports a minimum turning radius of 5.8 meters and makes maneuvering easier for the driver.
The manufacturer has incorporated a lot of safety aspects in this sports utility vehicle that ensures better security of its occupants. It comes with a rigid body structure that has crumple zones as well as side impact protection beams. It helps in minimizing the impact in case a collision takes place. There are child safety locks available on the rear doors for an enhanced security of children. It is offered with a total of seven airbags that safeguards the passengers in the event of a collision. These include dual front air bags, side air bags for the front passengers, curtain side air bags for all three rows and a driver knee airbags as well. It is incorporated with an advanced anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well. The whiplash injury lessening feature is quite significant, which avoids the risk of injury to neck and back when a rear end collision occurs. Another key aspect is the vehicle stability control, which assists in preventing side skids and maintains its stability when turning on a curve. It has a tyre pressure monitoring system that is useful to monitor the level of air pressure in its tyres. The engine immobilizer safeguards the vehicle from any unauthorized entry into it. The instrument panel displays notifications of driver seat belt, low fuel consumption and door ajar, which keeps the driver alert. It has a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, while there are seat belts offered for all its occupants. The parking assist system with rear camera as well as sensors enables the driver to park it safely. In addition to these, it has auto speed lock, rear defogger, downhill assist control, jam protection on all power windows, high mount stop lamp, hill start assist control and a central locking system that gives maximum protection.
The massive SUV has its wheel arches equipped with an elegant set of 18 inch alloy wheels, which gives a modish look to its side profile. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 265/60 R18 that offers an excellent grip on roads. Moreover, there is a full size spare wheel is affixed inside the boot compartment along with essential tools, which are useful for changing a flat tyre.
1. Suspension mechanism is quite efficient.
2. It has numerous safety features.
3. Availability of several authorized service stations is a plus point.
4. Interesting external aspects enhances its overall look.
5. Many comfort features are offered.
1. Mileage is not up to the mark.
2. Price tag is expensive.
3. Initial cost of ownership is quite high.
4. It lacks GPS navigation system.
5. Interior design can be improved.
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