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 Kirloskar Motor, the Japan automaker has been doing great business in the Indian market specifically with its superbly designed SUVs. Apart from this, the company has quite a number of different vehicles in their esteemed fleet, which have been doing tremendous revenue generation for the company, since the time they were launched in the country's profitable auto market. The company has some formidable utility vehicles along with a few enchanting sedan's and a hatchback as well in the Indian car market. And to churn on its sales, this time the company went on bringing a facelift version of one of its formidable SUV, Land Cruiser Prado. These updates are mainly focused on to the SUV's exterior and interior front, while mechanically it remains the same. Under the hood, it gets the same 3.0-litre D4D engine that belts out 170.6bhp and 410Nm of top torque. The D4D engine is mated with five speed automatic transmission, which enables an effortless off-road ride through this vehicle. The facelifted model certainly promises an impressive ride, but now comes combined with more luxurious features inside and better exterior look. It SUV gets newly designed front grille, bumper, uniquely designed headlamps and fog lamps. It also features LED headlamps and daytime running lamps, DRLs and new rear license plate garnish. Moreover, the up-scaled model receives quite a lot of changes inside it. Now it is equipped with Multi-Terrain monitor, a 7-inch screen, a tyre pressure monitoring system , Multi-Terrain Select and seat heater for the second row. There's a new feature added 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. Prado has turned more advance in terms of features and looks. The sporty appeal has also been enhanced to lure more customers.
Apart from all these, the SUV is integrated with some of the most exciting and very convenient comfort functions for the driver as well as the passengers. The company has also incorporated some of the most crucial and best in class safety features, which makes it one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Some of these very impressive comfort features include cruise control system, a powerful air conditioner unit that has an automatic climate control along with rear air conditioning separate zone with a heater as well, which ensures proper cooling in the massive size cabin, a chunky and responsive power steering wheel, which has tilt and telescopic adjustment that makes it easy for the driver to adjust according to their need, a push button start ignition, a powerful music system with an integrated 6-CD changer along with speakers, remote control and other input options such as a USB input along with an Aux-In port, head light off and ignition key off reminders. Then there are power windows and power door locks and many other such functions, which will certainly entice the customers.
The safety features comprise of a highly developed anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, a central locking security system with a keyless entry, child safety locks for the rear doors for added protection of the children, an anti theft alarm with an advanced engine immobilizer for any unauthorized entry, driver and front co- passenger airbags along with side front and rear airbags for enhanced protection of all the passengers, an internal day and night rear view mirror with anti glare technology and many more such aspects, which ensures that all the passengers along with this formidable SUV are safe and protected. The company is offering this new SUV in five paint options- White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic and Black. All these color options are making this SUV look enchanting and extremely captivating.
This utility vehicle has an advanced 3.0-litre, D4-D diesel power plant, which is incorporated with an inter-cooler turbocharger. It has 4-cylinders, 16-valves that displaces 2982cc and is coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This luxury SUV is incorporated with aspects like projector type automatic LED headlamps with washer, LED daytime running lights, electric moon roof, genuine leather seat upholstery, electro chromic auto dimming inside rear view mirror, power adjustable front seats with integrated heating function, console box cooling and several other utility based features. Its comfort aspects include 3-zone automatic climate control system, a multi-functional steering wheel, power door lock, all four power windows with auto up/down and jam protection function, smart entry with start/stop button, a multi-information display, down hill assist control, rear wiper and defogger with timer and a touchscreen audio system with 6-CD/Radio player, along with USB and AUX-In connectivity. It is also incorporated with crawl control system, multi terrain monitor and select, ABS+EBD+BA, 7-SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, whiplash injury lessening and tyre pressure monitoring display....
This powerfully built Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has been fitted with a turbocharged D-4D, 3.0-litre diesel mill that has four in-line cylinders along with an inter cooler and a DOHC as well. This engine has been equipped with sixteen valves and also has the highly acclaimed common rail injection based fuel supply system, which enhances the fuel efficiency of this well built SUV. The company claims that this power packed and masculine Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has the ability to generate a healthy mileage 7.0 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the traffic ridden city roads and by lanes. While, this same 2982cc based diesel mill has the capacity to generate about 11.0 Kmpl on the highways and the bigger roads as well. This engine is compliant with all the stringent norms of Euro IV and ensures that it emits out lesser emission, which further aids in the betterment of the environment. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has a massive centrally located fuel tank, which can store up to 87 litres of diesel in it, which is rather good for longer drives as well.
This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has been housed with a performance packed 3.0-litre D-4D technology based diesel mill. This engine has four in-line based cylinders, which have been further equipped with sixteen valves along with a dual over head cam shaft and a highly acclaimed fuel supply system. All this put together ensures a powerful torque and power delivery, which is incredible for the Indian road and traffic conditions. The 2982cc based power packed diesel mill has the ability to churn out an outstanding 170.6bhp at 3400rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque output of 410Nm at 1600 – 2800rpm, which is rather impressive.
The company has equipped this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV with a turbo charged 2982cc based diesel mill, which has an outstanding power and torque generation. This diesel engine has been equipped with an inter-cooler along with a D-4D technology and a DOHC (dual over head cam shaft) as well . The company claims that this 3.0-litre diesel mill has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 150 – 155 Kmph, which is quite good for a massive SUV of this stature. On the other hand this 2982cc based turbocharged diesel mill can propel this hefty SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 13 seconds and it also has a permanent all wheel drive mode as well.
The exteriors of this glorious luxury SUV, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado are extremely captivating is very different and unique. This formidable looking sports utility vehicle has a sharp and trendy overall design, which will certainly entice the customers. The frontage of this impressive Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has a large radiator grille, which has lots of chrome on it. This smart front grille now has six vertical slats with a ‘V’ shaped design to it. There is a large and prominent emblem of the company finished in chrome as well and has been embedded in the center of this grille. The large head light cluster now feature angular high intensity discharge (HID) based projector type automatic head lamps, which have a swept back design that makes this powerful SUV, look splendid. The front body colored bumper has some angular treatment and it also has head lamp washers, which are mounted on it. This bumper also has a pair of bright round shaped fog lamps, which are placed in black colored housings. The air dam is wide and is placed on the lower end of the bumper and it has been colored in matte black finish, which adds to the attractiveness of this premium Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. The bonnet is bulging a bit and has flowing lines from the wind screen and mates with the chrome based radiator grille, which makes the frontage very alluring. The front wind screen has been made up of toughened laminated glass and has been equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers as well. The side profile of this premium SUV has aluminum finished side steps for easy entry and exit of the passengers. While the outside rear view mirrors have been fitted with LED based side turn indicator on them. Apart from this, all the pull type door handles are made of chrome and are gelling very well with the overall chrome elements on this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. The company has bestowed the pronounced wheel arches of this awesome SUV with ten spoke 18 inch light alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, which add to the sportiness of this SUV. These stylish rims have been fitted with radial tubeless tyres of size 265/60 R18 that have a superior grip on the roads. The rear end of this SUV is quite broad and wide with a large rear wind screen and a bright tail lamp cluster. The company has used quite a bit of chrome on the tail gate as well. While the rear body colored bumper has been fitted with a pair of reflectors to add to the safety quotient of this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. To add to the decorative value of this SUV, the company has given the roof of this vehicle, a pair of stylish looking roof rails.
The overall dimensions of this massive SUV, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado are very spacious and comfortable. The total length of this 7 seater SUV is about 4760mm along with an overall width of 1885mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. Then the total height of this appealing SUV is close to 1880mm, while it is blessed with a roomy wheel base of a mammoth 2790mm. This formidable and masculine Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has a minimum ground clearance of 220mm, which is quite remarkable. While it also has a minimum turning radius of 5.8 meters as well. This spacious seven seater SUV also has a large fuel tank that can store diesel up to 87 litres, whereas the maximum gross weight of this powerfully built SUV is about 2990 Kgs , which is rather hefty.
The insides of this massive SUV has been done up luxuriantly and the company has incorporated quite a number of practical aspects, which will certainly attract the buyers. The interiors are in a magnificent black shade with premium leather upholstery on the seats along with leather covering on the power steering wheel, the stylish gear knob and the parking brake area as well. The seating arrangement is very relaxing with a flexible seats, which has a split double folding second row seats that also has a recline function as well. The split collapsible third row seats have fold down head rests as well. These seats can be folded and adjusted to bring in a lot of luggage and other things inside this SUV with ease. The rear seat gets an arm rest with a cup holder, which will enhance the comfort of the back seat passengers. The front and second row head rests are four way adjustable, which can be positioned in accordance to the passengers. Then this SUV also has a brilliant optitron combimeter with illumination control, which is a driver infotainment system that keeps the driver updated with all the vital information of this powerful SUV. This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has been given an illuminated key hole for the ignition, then there is a power outlet for the second as well as the third row passengers to charge their mobiles and other gadgets. This SUV has been given a modish silver finish on the center console and the speaker grille is also painted in silver colored shade to match the interiors of this vehicle. The IP upper box of this SUV comes with a lid, then there is a cigarette lighter and a portable ashtray as well in this SUV. The internal lighting system is very impressive with dual front reading lamps, an illuminated large glove box to store quite a few things in it. Then there are stainless steel door sill plates and a cargo room box as well in this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. Other features include a cooling console box, an overhead storage console with a conversation mirror, an extendable sun visor that has a vanity mirror as well as illumination, assist grips and many more such aspects.
The company has bestowed this formidable SUV, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a long list of practical and utility based comfort features, which will certainly astound the customers. The list of these best in class aspects includes a powerful and very proficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit , which has a climate control with a three zone independent control that also has a rear temperature control and cools the massive in-cabin of this SUV within a very short span of time that makes the passengers very relaxed and comfortable. There are also second and third row air conditioner vents, which will certainly add to the luxury of the passengers with even cooling across the entire cabin. Then this SUV has been given a highly developed adaptive permanent all wheel drive system, which will certainly give a very pleasurable driving experience to all the occupants. The company has bestowed this SUV with a multi functional power steering wheel, which has mounted cruise controls along with other phone related and audio system related buttons, which add to the utility value of this SUV for the driver. The comfortable driver's seat can be adjusted in accordance to the driver's requirement, which will help the driver to select a comfortable sitting position depending on the height and weight of the person. This SUV has been bestowed with a rain sensing wiper system and also automatic head lamp system with washers for added utility for the driver, front and rear parking sensors and camera for simplified parking of this massive SUV, a chunky and responsive power steering wheel with variable speed assist and a tilt and telescopic steering column, all four power windows along with an electrically operated front window that has a driver side express down function for added benefit to the driver. This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV also has power adjustable outside rear view mirrors, which have been integrated with side turn indicators in them and can be retracted with a press of a button from inside and are heated as well to avoid and mist on it during the winter and monsoon season. The company has given this SUV a remote operated flip up type of a tail gate, which makes it very easy for the buyers to keep and remove things. Other features include a remote keyless entry, front door puddle lamps, a dimmable instrument cluster and other displays and many more other things, which will entice the customers.
The interiors of this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV are lavish with plush seats, which provide good leg room along with ample head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy sports utility vehicle can take in 7 passengers and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. These comfortable seats also have a four way lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers as well.
The company has equipped this SUV with a power packed 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder based D4-D, inter cooled and turbocharged diesel engine, which has the ability to displace close to 2982cc and has been equipped with 16 valves. This powerful diesel mill can churn out an impressive 170.6bhp at 3400rpm in combination with a hammering maximum torque of 410Nm at 1600 – 2800rpm, which is quite incredible for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel mill is skillfully mated with a 5-Speed automatic transmission gear box and also has a dual overhead cam shaft along with a common rail direct injection based fuel supply system as well. The company claims that this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has the ability to produce close to 7 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the traffic laden city roads and the by lanes. While, this same 2982cc based diesel mill can further produce a reasonably good mileage of close to 11 Kmpl, when on the highways and bigger roads , which is rather moderate for a powerful SUV of this stature. This DOHC equipped diesel mill is said to attain a top speed in the range of 150 to 155 Kmph, which is quite incredible. On the other hand, this 3.0-litre diesel motor has the capacity to propel this massive SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 13 seconds, which is rather exciting for all the occupants in this SUV.
The company has equipped this stylish SUV, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with an advanced audio unit to enhance the in-cabin entertainment quotient of the passengers. This SUV has been equipped with a music system that has an integrated MP3/CD player with a six CD changer, a Radio FM tuner with nine speakers placed at strategic positions for better output and also has a printed antenna on the rear wind screen. Then this music system also has has other input options such as a USB port along with a Aux-In input and Bluetooth connectivity that helps to pair the mobile phone to the music system. The multifunctional power steering wheel have been incorporated with mounted control buttons for the phone as well as the music system along with the cruise control options and many other such features as well.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has fitted this SUV with a set of modish 18 inch light alloy wheels , which makes the SUV look sportier. These classy rims have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 265/60 R18, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. Apart from this, the company has bestowed this SUV with a full size steel spare wheel, which have been further covered with a similar tubeless radial tyre and placed inside the boot compartment of this SUV along with other tools required to change the tyre.
This massive SUV has been integrated with a powerful braking system along with a proficient suspension mechanism as well. The front as well as the rear wheels of this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV have been fitted with sturdy ventilated disc brakes, which keeps this vehicle under the control of the driver. Apart from this, the company has also equipped this SUV with a highly developed anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution mechanism as well as brake assist, which will further enhance the braking abilities of this SUV. On the other hand, the front axle of this SUV has been equipped with a double wishbone type of a mechanism along with a 4-link with lateral rod with KDSS as well. While, the rear axle has been given a rear air suspension along with TEMS. The power steering comes with a tilt and telescopic adjustment along with a hydraulic power assist steering system, which makes it easier for the driver to maneuver this hefty vehicle with ease on any road.
The list of safety features incorporated into this SUV includes seven SRS air bags which includes dual front air bags for the front passengers, side air bags for the front passengers along with curtain side air bags and driver knee air bags as well, a highly developed ABS with Brake Assist and electronic brake force distribution mechanism, automatic level ride suspension , all four ventilated disc brakes, front and rear fog lamps, a driver seat belt warning notification, height adjustable front seat belts along with a pre-tensioner and a load limiter as well, whiplash injury lessening (WIL), a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, an adaptive all wheel drive system along with a number of other protective features as well.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Pros :
1. Trendy looking exteriors adds to its advantage.
2. Advanced braking mechanism offers a stress-free driving experience.
3. Safety standards are at par with other SUVs.
4. Luxurious seating arrangement with ample leg and shoulder space.
5. Presence of numerous authorized service stations.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Cons :
1. Lack of navigation system adds to its disadvantage.
2. Fuel efficiency needs to be improved.
3. There is still scope for improving the interiors.
4. Very expensive initial cost of ownership.
5. Handling on city roads can be slightly tough.
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