Despite sharing a name with the Land Cruiser sold here in the U.S., the Prado is the mid-size member of the Land Cruiser lineup that is sold here as the Lexus GX. The updated version made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, showing off its more comfortable interior and features aimed at delivering a more refined experience.
A fully redesigned dashboard, new eight-inch touchscreen, flush-surface air conditioning control panel and more have been updated on the inside of the Land Cruiser to make it feel premium. A new 4.2-inch display screen has also been sandwiched into the driver’s gauge cluster controlled via buttons on the steering wheel. White illumination for the instrument panel, center console, and switchgear on the door has also been introduced. Black, Brown/Black and Premium Beige are the three color choices for the interior.
Of course, the Land Cruiser Prado hasn’t forgotten its off-road roots, and Toyota specifically redesigned the hood, front fenders, and bumpers to provide more visibility and better approach/departure angles. Ground clearance sits at 8.4-inches with a 31-degree approach, 25-degree departure, and 22-degree breakover angle.
Power for base models comes from a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine making 174 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic.
There will also be a 2.7-liter gasoline engine making 160 horsepower and a larger 4.0-liter unit making 245 hp.
Toyota’s Safety Sense suite of features also comes standard on the new Land Cruiser Prado, bringing along pre-collision alert, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic head beams.