Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2010
The new Land Cruiser Prado will be available locally in the next month or so − and Toyota says it’s one of the most technically advanced but easy to drive off-road vehicles in the world.
The new five- or three-door Prado (with five or seven seats) is powered by a revised 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine, a 2.7-litre 2TR-FE petrol engine or 4.0-litre V6 Dual VVT-i petrol engine.
Here are other improvements you can expect:
- The suspension has been revised for extra comfort and steering feel;
- Top-end models have been equipped with a new electronic kinetic dynamic suspension system, which adjusts the front and rear anti-roll bars for better on- and off-road performance;
- A new off-road technology feature is multi-terrain select, which automatically controls power and braking for better performance on different types of off-road surfaces;
- The new steering angle display shows the position of the vehicle’s wheels and its predicted path;
- Crawl control allows the driver to choose from five settings to tackle even
extreme conditions with precision and control – without having to use the throttle or brake pedals;
- The tailgate has a top-hinged glass section that allows access to the load space even in tight parking spaces;
- A separate air-conditioning unit for the rear.
How much? Prices were yet to be announced at the time of going to print.
Full review: Toyota LC Prado
Originally published in Drive Out #33 | Oct-Nov 2009