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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 have a lot of awe-inspiring vehicles in the car market, among them Toyota Land Cruiser Prado model series is an conspicuous sports utility vehicle. It is doing quite well for the company and comes with varied comfort and safety aspects. Currently, the company is selling this sports utility vehicle in one variant only, which is powered by a 3.0-litre D4D diesel engine under the hood. This turbocharged diesel engine 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. This engine is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection, which helps in delivering a decent fuel economy. It is mated with a five speed automatic transmission, which enables an effortless off-road driving experience. 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. At the same time, its suspension system is rather reliable, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. 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 front fascia an impressive appearance. The body colored bumper has an wide air intake section for cooling the engine. It also has electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, a pair of stylish roof rails, a set of alloy wheels, side steps and many other such aspects.
On the other hand, the company has given it a spacious internal cabin, which is fitted with a lot of sophisticated features. It is bestowed with a multi terrain monitor with a four surround camera, that 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 wheel-spin 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 several other aspects. This utility vehicle 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 one 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 company has given this rugged sports utility vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser Prado extremely captivating look and fitted it with a number of styling aspects. To begin with the front fascia, it is designed with 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, which gives it a decent look. This grille is surrounded by a large headlight cluster, which has a swept back design. It is integrated with high intensity discharge (HID) based projector headlamps and side 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 quite large and gives a better visibility ahead. It is made of toughened laminated glass and is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers as well. Coming to its side profile, it has aluminum finished side steps for easy entry and exit of the passengers. It comes with a few strong character lines and body colored door handles, which gives the side profile an elegant appearance. The window sill gets a glossy black finish, while external rear view mirrors are in body color. These outside rear view mirrors are electrically foldable and fitted with LED side turn indicator that adds to the safety quotient. 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.
This sports utility vehicle is designed with a standard overall dimensions, which makes it quite spacious for accommodating 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 total height of 1880mm that ensures enough head room for all occupants. The large wheelbase measures about 2790mm and it has a minimum ground clearance of 220mm that makes it capable for off-roading. Its steering wheel support a minimum turning radius of 5.8 meters that is rather good for this class.
It has a neatly designed internal section, which 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 for luring the car enthusiasts. It is designed 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. In terms of seating, it comes with ergonomically designed seats, which are wide and provide good comfort for all occupants. These relaxing seats are covered with fine quality genuine 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 also. 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, which gives the cabin a plush appeal. The car maker has incorporated the internal cabin with various utility based and advanced features that 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. It also has a stylish optitron combimeter with illumination control that keeps the driver updated with all the vital information of this vehicle. The center console 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.
For giving a pleasurable driving experience, the manufacturer has bestowed this utility vehicle with a number of sophisticated features. It has an automatic climate control along with a three zone independent control function for creating a pleasant ambiance inside. It also has temperature control and air vents in second as well as third rows. This Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is packed 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 and it 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. All these features put together gives it a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.
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, which makes it perfect for planning longer journeys. The luggage compartment of 621 litres is quite good, wherein a lot of luggage can be placed.
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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.
Under the bonnet, 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, which has the displacement capacity of 2982cc. It carries four cylinders and sixteen 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 is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a healthy fuel economy.
It has a turbocharged diesel power plant, 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 powerful 3.0-litre diesel motor has the capacity of churning 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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The automaker has blessed this Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with an advanced audio unit that offers best in-car entertainment to its occupants. It is equipped with 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 list includes stylish body graphics, illuminated scuff plates, floor mats, leather seats, navigation system and many other such aspects.
The braking system of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is very reliable. The front as well as rear wheels are equipped with a robust set of ventilated disc brakes, which keeps it under the control of driver in every conditions. It is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist system that improves its braking abilities. On the other hand, it has an efficient suspension system that keeps it well balanced and stable on any road conditions. The front axle is assembled by a double wishbone type of mechanism, whereas rear has been fitted with 4-link and air spring. It is further assisted by Kinetic dynamic suspension system. It also has adaptive variable suspension in three modes, which are Comfort, Normal and Sports. It is incorporated with an electric power assisted steering system that has tilt and telescopic adjustment function. 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, which helps in minimizing the impact in case of 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 an accident. 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. The advanced engine immobilizer safeguards the vehicle from theft and 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. 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. In addition to these, it has auto speed lock, rear defogger, downhill assist control, jam protection on all power windows, a high mounted stop lamp, hill start assist control, a centrally located fuel tank and a central locking system that gives maximum protection to the occupants.
The neatly crafted wheel arches of this massive SUV have been fitted 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 also a full size spare wheel that is affixed inside the boot compartment along with essential tools, which are useful for changing a flat tyre.
1. Braking and suspension mechanism are quite efficient.
2. Presence of numerous safety features adds to its advantage.
3. Availability of several authorized service stations is a plus point.
4. Interesting external aspects enhances its overall look.
5. Spacious internal cabin with a lot of comfort features.
1. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
2. Expensive price tag will be a disadvantage.
3. Initial cost of ownership and spare parts are quite high.
4. Lack of GPS navigation system is a big disadvantage.
5. There is still scope of improving its Interior design.
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Toyota India has silently introduced the new Land Cruiser Prado in the Indian car market. It has been priced at Rs. 84.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Few days back, the official images of the 2013 Land Cruiser Prado facelift leaked on the web world along with a video, which was said to be the launch promo. Now, the company has officially unveiled the car for the global auto markets, giving an end to all the speculations and doubts.
Toyota is working on a facelift Land Cruiser Prado SUV, which is set to receive several comfort features. Land Cruiser Prado is known for its off-roading capabilities and its excellent range of comfort and convenience features. The images and the video of the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV have hit the web world, which provides us the glimpse of what all changes could be offered with the facelift. It is quite evident that the facelifted Prado retains the same portfolio other than some minor tweaks to make it more aggressive and sporty.