Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2010


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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