Japanese auto manufacturing giant Toyota has launched the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in India for a price of INR 92.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new model made its Indian debut at Auto Expo held last month.
The 2018 update brings a new hood, fenders, grille, projector headlamps and LED tail-lamps. It also gets a revised front and rear bumper design. The second facelift makes the SUV look notably tougher and more aggressive, particularly because of the more imposing design of the new (full-LED projector) headlamps, radiator grille and hood. The bumpers, alloy wheels and tail lights are also new. Three new exterior colours are available – Blackish Ageha, Avant-Garde Bronze and Vintage Brown Pearl.
Inside, the 2018 update makes the Toyota Land Cruiser look much more plush and luxurious. The cabin on the refreshed model now comes with a heavily updated dashboard, instruments and also gets a new 8.0-inch infotainment screen with panoramic view monitor that’s mounted low to improve outward visibility. It also gets heated and ventilated front seats. Two new interior colours are available – Neutral Beige and Redwood, in addition to the existing Black colour. The addition of a panoramic view monitor has made parking easier and safer.
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is powered by the 3.0-litre D-4D turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 173 PS at 3,400 rpm and 410 Nm of torque from 1,600-2,800 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission, a 4WD system and an adaptive variable suspension are standard. The latter allows the driver to choose from three drive modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. Toyota equips the 7-seat tough SUV with a crawl control system and the Multi-Terrain Select system as well.
After the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota will launch the Toyota Yaris in India soon. The new sedan’s bookings have commenced already at the dealerships. The new sedan is expected to launch in mid-quarter of this year. Stay tuned for updates on Toyota Yaris.
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