Toyota has launched the refreshed version of the 4th generation Land Cruiser Prado SUV in India. The Prado is priced at Rs. 84.87 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The SUV is fully imported as a completely built unit/CBU. The refreshed Prado is mainly a cosmetic job with the engine and transmission of the SUV remaining unchanged. The Prado is powered by a 3 liter-4 cylinder turbo diesel engine. The D-4D motor pumps out 173 PS of peak power and 410 Nm of peak torque. The gearbox is a 5 speed automatic unit. The Prado features a full time 4 wheel drive mode.
The cosmetic changes on the 2014 Prado are as detailed below:
- Refreshed head lamps with day time running LEDs at the bottom
- Revised front bumper
- New tail lamp design
- New grille with a boat load of chrome
- New fog lamp housings
- Garnish for the number plate
- Wood trims for dashboard and revised center console design
- Crawl Control
- Terrain management
- Terrain monitor
- 7-inch display with ‘Optitron Metre’
- Second row seat heater function
- Tyre pressure sensor
In styling terms, the new front end of the Prado makes it look ugly, somewhat like the facelifted Innova that Toyota launched here a few months ago. The extension of the grille and daytime running lamps are responsible for this design fiasco. The older Prado looked better.
The Prado is Toyota’s second most expensive luxury SUV, after the Land Cruiser 200. Bookings of this SUV are open at all Toyota dealerships across India starting today. Deliveries will begin after a month or two as the car is imported into the country upon the customer placing the order.
The Toyota Prado was first launched in India during 2004, as a third generation model of the SUV. A couple of years ago, Toyota launched the 4th generation model of this SUV. The latest refresh is based upon the 4th generation version of the Prado. Therefore, the latest Prado is not an all-new model.