New LandCruiser Prado to land down under mid-2024

Headed down under in mid-2024, the next generation Toyota LandCruiser Prado range will include a new off-road focused variant, 48-volt technology across the range, and retro-inspired styling.

The five-variant Prado range, which will include the GX, GXL, VX and Kakadu, as well as the adventure focused Altitude, brings rugged capability worthy of a LandCruiser name, with major improvements to driveability, technology and design.

The 5-seat Prado GX features 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels, an upper grille with ‘TOYOTA’ lettering, LED headlights and daytime running lights, retractable body-coloured exterior mirrors, and darkened front and rear bumpers, side sills and wheel arches.

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Inside, you’ll find fabric seats with six-way manual driver adjustment, a 7.0-inch colour MID display, automatic dual-zone climate control, all-weather rubber floor mats and a 220V power outlet in the rear.

Multimedia on all variants comes in the form of a 12.3-inch multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, embedded satellite navigation with cloud function, DAB+ digital radio, Toyota Connected Services and on GX, 10-speaker audio.

A full suite of Toyota Safety Sense active safety technologies are available across the Prado range, including pre-collision safety system, adaptive cruise control, lane trace assist, blind spot monitor and rear parking support brake.

Front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic view monitor, nine airbags, trailer sway control and a pre-wiring harness for the tow hitch are included. Standard driving assistance technology includes vehicle stability control with active traction control.

Downhill assist control and crawl control with five selectable speed settings also features. Stepping up to the GXL adds roof rails, rear privacy glass, silver front and rear bumper trim and a powered tailgate.

Inside, the GXL adds a third row of seats for 7-seat capacity, with synthetic leather-accented upholstery and 50:50 split fold seat back for the third row. Front seats offer heating and ventilation with an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

A genuine leather-accented steering wheel and shift knob, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror feature. Improved convenience features include rear climate control, a wireless charging pad and two additional USB-C charging ports (for a total of six).

Next up is the luxuriously specified VX, identified by its 20-inch premium dark metallic alloy wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, over-fender moulding and rear guard trim, and bi-LED headlamps with dynamic auto-levelling and adaptive high-beam.

The VX has leather-accented seats with driver seat power lumbar support and memory, four-way front passenger power adjustment, power-adjustable steering wheel, carpet floor mats, a refrigerated console box and tyre pressure monitor.

A full 12.3-inch colour MID display has been added along with a premium 14-speaker JBL audio system, while additional driving assistance for both on and off-road includes adaptive variable suspension, five mode drive select, multi-terrain select and monitoring.

The new Altitude grade introduces a number of exclusive features designed to tackle the toughest terrain the country has to offer, including 18-inch matte grey alloy wheels with Toyo Open Country all-terrain tyres, and a rear locking differential.

A new stabiliser disconnect mechanism provides an extra 10 per cent of wheel articulation to help maximise traction on uneven surfaces. With a tough exterior look to match its performance, the Altitude variant features black door handles and tailgate garnish.

Black over-fender moulding, a moon roof and the option of two-tone colourways also feature in the five-seater, which is based on the VX, but grabs a digital rear view mirror, heated steering wheel and head-up display.

Crowning the LandCruiser Prado range is the flagship seven-seat Kakadu, which also adds features over the VX including a panoramic moon roof, illuminated side steps, heated and ventilated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and adjustable driver’s seat thigh support.

A digital rear view mirror, head-up display and a rear torque-sensing limited-slip differential to enhance handling when cornering also feature.

All Prado variants are powered by the same 150kW, 500Nm 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder powertrain with 48-volt technology, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Every Prado offers full-time all-wheel drive with a lockable torque-sensing Torsen centre differential and low-range gearing, with a 3,500kg braked towing capacity. A total of eight exterior paint colours will be offered.

These include the Altitude-exclusive Tanami Taupe and Ningaloo Blue, optionally available with a white roof. Further details, including pricing and full specs will be announced closer to the model’s arrival.

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