2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado officially revealed
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.
The Land Cruiser Prado is described as one of the most technically advanced and easy to use 4WD vehicles across the globe. Most of the changes are noticeable at the exteriors of the vehicle. The facelifted model has a new front fascia, including enlarged grille and restyled headlights. There are not much styling changes made, but Toyota says it strengthens "toughness, reliability and outstanding off-road performance."
The rear end of the facelifted Land Cruiser Prado doesn't have too many changes, but it sports revised taillights and new license plate garnish. The vehicle now sports a restyled wheels and has four new exterior colors including Attitude Black Mica, Bronze Mica Metallic, Dark Green Mica and Dark Blue Mica.
The interiors of the facelifted model also gets some subtle changes such as a revised instrument cluster, updated trim and enhanced second- and third row seats. The cabin also has a new centre stack with an updated audio control panel and a new dial that controls the Multi-terrain Select system and Crawl Control speed adjustment. To further enhance the off-road driving assistance, the facelifted Prado sports a new 4.2-inch multi-information screen. Other features include a new angle gauge, traction control operation at each wheel and differential lock operation screens.
For the European buyers, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has two engine options. The 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine that develops 282bhp and 385Nm of top torque. The engine is coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission that enables the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 100kmph in mere 10.9 seconds and attain a top speed of 180km/h. The 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine is capable of developing 190bhp and 420Nm of top torque. The vehicle accelerates to 100kmph from stand still in 10.2 seconds and remain stable at a top speed of 175kmph.
In India, we expect it to retain the same engine configuration - the 3.0-litre D-4D turbo diesel engine, which will be tuned to offer more power and torque value. It is expected that the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will hit the Indian shores by the mid of the next year.
This is all what we have for now, stay tuned to CarDekho for more updates on the same.
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