Australian Land Cruiser Specs and Overview [video]


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Jul 7, 2023
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Australia’s favourite large SUV is set to become even more appealing for customers when the all-new LandCruiser Prado range arrives in Australia in mid-2024, with a new off-road focussed variant, 48-volt technology across the range, and retro-inspired styling.

The five-variant Prado range brings the rugged capability worthy of a LandCruiser name, with major improvements to driveability, technology and design.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the all-new LandCruiser Prado will continue to resonate with Australian families and adventurers.

“Over decades the Prado has become a favourite for Australians in need of an SUV able to transport the whole family during the week and go off the beaten path on the weekend, all with signature Toyota reliability,” he said.

“The new-generation Prado will continue the legacy forged by its predecessors when it arrives here later this year, with the addition of 48-volt technology and the new Altitude grade making it more appealing than ever.”

The all-new LandCruiser Prado range will build upon the line-up of the current generation with GX, GXL, VX and flagship Kakadu grades, and the addition of a new high-end Altitude variant aimed at adventure-focused customers looking to take their Prado further off-road.

The Prado line-up continues to open with the five-seat GX grade, distinguishable from the outside by 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels, an upper grille with ‘TOYOTA’ lettering, LED headlights and daytime running lights, retractable body-coloured exterior mirrors, darkened front and rear bumpers, side sills and wheelarches, and a manual tailgate with glass hatch.

Inside, the GX features fabric seats with six-way manual driver adjustment, a 7.0-inch colour MID display, automatic dual-zone climate control, all-weather rubber floor mats and a 220V power outlet in the rear.

Multimedia on all variants comes in the form of a 12.3-inch multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2, embedded satellite navigation3 with cloud function4, DAB+ digital radio5, Toyota Connected Services6 and on GX, a 10-speaker audio system.

A full suite of Toyota Safety Sense active safety technologies are available across the Prado range, including pre-collision safety system, adaptive cruise control, lane trace assist, blind spot monitor and rear parking support brake, as well as other welcome safety features including front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic view monitor, nine airbags, trailer sway control and a pre-wiring harness for the tow hitch.7

Standard driving assistance technologies on all variants include vehicle stability control with active traction control, downhill assist control and crawl control with five selectable speed settings.7

Stepping up to the GXL, adds roof rails, rear privacy glass, silver front and rear bumper trim and a powered tailgate.

Inside, the GXL adds a third row of seats for seven-seat capacity, with synthetic leather-accented upholstery and 50:50 split fold seat back for the third row. Front seats offer heating and ventilation with an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, genuine leather-accented steering wheel and shift knob and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Improved convenience features include rear climate control, a wireless charging pad8 and two additional USB-C charging ports for a total of six throughout the cabin.

Next up is the luxuriously specified VX, identified by its 20-inch premium dark metallic alloy wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, over-fender moulding and rear guard trim, and bi-LED headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling and adaptive high-beam system7 technology.

The VX provides greater amenity for customers with leather-accented seats with driver seat power lumbar support and memory, four-way front passenger power adjustment, power-adjustable steering wheel, carpet floor mats, a refrigerated console box and tyre pressure monitor.

A full 12.3-inch colour MID display has been added along with a premium 14-speaker JBL®9 audio system, while additional driving assistance for both on and off-road includes Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and five-mode Drive Mode Select, Multi-Terrain Select, and in a first for Toyota, the Multi-Terrain Monitor system which provides a comprehensive view of the vehicle’s underfloor and surrounds when off-roading.7

The new Altitude grade makes full use of the LandCruiser Prado’s excellent fundamental off-road capability, introducing a number of exclusive features designed to tackle the toughest terrain the country has to offer.

The Altitude version offers enhanced capability with the fitment of 18-inch matte grey alloy wheels with Toyo Open Country all-terrain tyres, a rear locking differential, and a new stabiliser disconnect mechanism7 (replacing AVS) which provides an extra 10 per cent of wheel articulation to help maximise traction on uneven surfaces.

With a tough exterior look to match its performance, the Altitude variant features black door handles and tailgate garnish, black over-fender moulding, a moon roof and the option of two-tone colourways10.

Available exclusively in five-seat configuration, the Altitude builds on the specification of the VX and inside, adds a digital rearview mirror, heated steering wheel and head-up display.

Crowning the LandCruiser Prado range is the flagship seven-seat Kakadu, which also adds features over the VX including a panoramic moon roof, illuminated side steps, heated and ventilated rear seats, heated steering wheel, adjustable driver’s seat thigh support, digital rearview mirror, head-up display and a rear torque-sensing limited-slip differential to enhance handling when cornering.

All Prado variants are powered by the same 150kW, 500Nm 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder powertrain with 48-volt technology, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Every Prado offers full-time all-wheel drive with a lockable torque-sensing Torsen®9 centre differential and low-range gearing, with a strong 3,500kg braked towing capacity11 across the range.

A total of eight exterior paint colours will be offered on the Prado including the new Altitude-exclusive Tanami Taupe and Ningaloo Blue, optionally available with a white roof.12

Further details on the all-new LandCruiser Prado including pricing and full specification will be announced closer to the model’s arrival in mid-2024.
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