The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a full-size four-wheel-drive vehicle in the Land Cruiser range produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota. It is available exclusively in black or white and comes with a 2.8-liter (149 kilowatt) diesel engine with 201 horsepower (149 kilowatts) or a 2.7-liter (121 kW) gasoline engine of 163 hp (121 kW). Power is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. In the Republic of Ireland, most Land Cruisers were sold as advertisements with rear side windows and seats removed for tax reasons.
Toyota has added matte black trim parts to the Prado, such as the grille and grille insert, fog light bezels and headlight trim. This follows the 70th anniversary edition that was launched last year, just before the debut of the new Land Cruiser. The Prado was launched in the United Kingdom in 1996 and was called Land Cruiser Colorado, replacing the 4Runner which had ceased to be sold. It is smaller than the standard Land Cruiser and is designed to be slightly less rugged than its full-fledged brother.
The Prado can also be referred to as Land Cruiser LC70, LC90, LC120 and LC150 depending on the platform. In Europe, it is called Land Cruiser LC3, LC4 and LC5 depending on equipment levels. In North America, it is not part of the Land Cruiser range; instead, it is known as the Lexus GX when it comes to luxury equipment. In July 2000, Toyota introduced the 1KD-FTV 3.0 turbo diesel with D-4D technology to replace the 1KZ-TE in Japan.
The new version does not change the powertrain of the SUV, which seems to continue to offer both engines. We expect the new Land Cruiser platform to serve as the basis for the renewed Land Cruiser Prado every time the updated version arrives.