Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, a SUV has 1 diesel versions available in India. Prado comes in 5 colours, namely, Black, Dark Blue, Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, White Pearl CS. Toyota introduced the Land Cruiser Prado in late 2004 in India. The vehicle became an instant hit among celebrities and politicians, thanks to its massive size and spacious cabin. Also known as the Baby Land Cruiser, the Prado is one of the most perfect go-anywhere competent SUVs available in our market. Bestowed with Toyota's advanced and sophisticated technology, the SUV manages to attract decent number of enthusiasts in India.
Just like its character, the Land Cruiser Prado has a rugged design. Upfront is a vertical slat chrome grille that accommodates Toyota's emblem, projector type clear headlamps, large bumper and striking fog lamps. At the rear, the SUV features fog lamps, spoiler, stylish tail lamps and spare wheel mounted on tailgate. The flared wheel arches of the SUV have been fitted to 18-inch alloy wheels. Adding to it, the front spoiler and the rear bumper spoiler further enhances the overall massive look of the SUV. It is equipped with body colour door handles with rocker and the body lower moulding.
Interior & Features
Toyota Land Cruiser is a big seven seater car that offers a comfortable cabin to all occupants. Not just spacious, the interior layout is also stylish. The steering wheel is finished with leather and wood touch. The front seats come with an auto adjustable feature that further enhances the comfort level. The driver seat can be adjusted in 8 ways, while the co-driver seat can be adjusted in four ways. Its rear passenger seats can be folded completely to create more space for luggage. The vehicle sports illuminated entry system on the side steps, door and cabin. On feature front, the 2013 Prado gets newly styled central console, infotainment system with seven-inch display, seat row seat heater, tyre pressure monitoring, Bluetooth, multi-functional steering wheel and climate control.
The Land Cruiser Prado is powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 171bhp and a peak torque of 410Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a five-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to all four wheels via a four-wheel-drive system.
The 2982 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 11.13 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is propelled by a 3.0-litre diesel engine that accelerates the SUV to 100kmph from zero in just 9.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 188kmph. The 5-speed automatic gearbox is smooth and full time all-wheel drive with transfer modes. There is no shift lags, and offers decent shift on speeds.
Carrying a hefty price tag, the Land Cruiser Prado directly rivals the likes of the BMW X6 and the Audi Q7.