Toyota Land Cruiser Prado also known as Baby land cruiser, ranks amongst the most ideal vehicle to travel with comfort and luxury in Indian market. The company has employed sophisticated technology and further pooled it with rugged nature in order to meet the outdoorsy demands of the consumers. Currently, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is available in one variant only that is priced at INR 88.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is powered by a 3.0L D4D diesel engine.
The front fascia of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is equipped with a hefty perforated radiator grille with few vertical chrome plated slats and embedded with a prominent company logo in the center that proffers it an elegant look. The radiator grille is accompanied by large head light cluster that comes with swept back design and comes incorporated with high intensity discharge (HID) based projector headlamps and side turn indicator. The air dam is flanked with a pair of round shaped fog lamps that enhances the visibility of the road for the driver. The side profile flaunts well designed wheel arches that are equipped with all new set of alloy wheels. Talking about the rear profile, it gets a tail light cluster is integrated with reverse lights and turn indicator. The rear large windscreen comes with wipe-and-wash function along with a defogger, sporty rear spoiler and high mounted stop lamp. As far as the dimensions are concerned, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado can accommodate seven passengers with pretty much ease. It measures 4760mm in overall length, 1885mm in width, 1880mm in height along with large wheelbase of 2790mm and ground clearance of 220mm. This luxury SUV is available in 5 different colours - Silver Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Grey Metallic, Black and Dark metallic Blue.
On the inside, the SUV gets comfortable as well as stylish interiors which are much appealing in terms of exterior design. Spacious cabin and comfortable seats can be easily distinguished and it can accommodate 7 adults with an ease. Driver seat can be adjusted in 8 different positions whereas the co-driver seat can be adjusted in 4 different positions whereas the third row seats comes with 50:50 spilt and can be folded in order to provide more space. Moreover, elegance of the interiors is enhanced by the illuminated entry system provided on side steps, door and the cabin.
Talking about the safety features, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is equipped with features such as 7-airbags, engine immobilizer, brake assistance, stability control, ABS (Anti lock braking system) with EBD (Electronic brake force distribution) and whiplash injury lessening headrests. Moreover, the SUV is also equipped with crawl control feature that assists the driver by controlling acceleration as well as braking on bumpy and poor terrains.
Engine Specifications and Performace:
Under the hood, the muscular SUV is equipped with a 3.0L, D-4D diesel engine that displaces 2982cc and comes with 4-cylinder and 16 valves that is based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration. The diesel engine easily generates maximum power of 170.6bhp at 3400 rpm and peak torque of 410Nm between 1600 - 2800 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed fully automatic transmission gearbox.
Price and Competition:
As far as the pricing is concerned, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is priced at INR 88.80 lakh in the Indian auto market and it competes with the likes of Porsche 911 and Audi Q7 in the very same segment.