TOYOTA has improved the styling of its best selling LandCruiser Prado, introducing new active safety technology on lower variants, while boosting the visual appeal of the family off-roader.
Following a comprehensive update in August 2020, the Prado has been further upgraded, with additional advanced safety features that were previously reserved for higher grade variants, including blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert on the GX and GXL.
These join existing Toyota Safety Sense features such as high speed active cruise control, with lane departure alert with steering assistance, and the pre-collision safety system with day/night pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, also added.
GX grades also feature more premium exterior appointments with a chrome-accented grille and puddle lamps. VX and Kakadu offerings score larger 19-inch alloy wheels, with an ‘Active’ design for the VX and ‘Prestige’ design for the Kakadu.
All Prado grades are powered by a strong, efficient 2.8-litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine producing maximum outputs of 150kW and 500Nm, mated exclusively to a six speed automatic transmission. Combined fuel economy is a claimed 7.9-litres/100km.
The Prado is designed for extended journeys too, with a total potential fuel capacity of 150-litres, via the SUV’s 87-litre tank, and a 63-litre sub-tank on versions that have the full size spare wheel mounted on the tailgate.
The Prado retains a braked towing capacity of 3000kg and strong off-road capability.
Complementing its interior flexibility, all variants bar the GX can be specified with the flat tailgate option pack, which moves the full size spare tyre from the tailgate to under the body of the vehicle.
Pricing for 2021 starts from $60,830 (plus on-roads) for the five seat GX, while the range topping Kakadu is prices from $87,807 (plus on-roads). For further information and specifications, please contact your local Toyota dealer.