Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) recently announced the launch of the New Land Cruiser Prado in India. The refreshed SUV will cost Rs. 84,87,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is only available in one trim level in India as was before, and only offered with a single engine option, a 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission which transfers power though a computer-controlled 4-wheel drive system. Inheriting the Land Cruiser’s DNA, the new Prado is the perfect combination of the rugged dominance of its Land Cruiser heritage along with the revolutionary technology and sophistication for which Toyota is renowned.
The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser receives an evolutionary facelift as compared to the previous SUV, and in some ways has gone the Innova way (big grille, more chrome). Besides a bigger grille and new teardrop-shaped headlamps with LED DRLs, the refreshed Toyota Land Cruiser Prado gets new fog lamps, revised tail lamps, new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs and a new number plate surround with larger chrome trim. The 2014 Land Cruiser Prado is being offered in five paint schemes- White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic and Black.
On the interior front it has received dual tone color scheme of Flaxen and Black which provides an option of a combination of dark exteriors and lighter interiors or vice versa. It offers Crawl Control (a system that makes accelerator and brake operations unnecessary when driving over jagged off-road terrain or on slippery surfaces, enabling the driver to concentrate fully on Steering), Multi-Terrain Select (a system that allows you to choose between various road condition modes- Rock; Rock and Dirt; Mogul; Loose Rock; and Mud & Sand). Multi-Terrain Monitor (used in conjunction with Multi-Terrain system to provide a clear view of the surroundings). Display Audio with 7″ Screen & New Design Optitron Metre · Second Row Seat Heater. Ornamental Changes in the Centre Console- Upper, Centre and Rear · Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
As said above mechanically, the 2014 Prado is unchanged. The vehicle retains the 2982 cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 173 PS and 410 Nm of torque and 5-speed automatic gearbox from the outgoing car. The facelifted Prado will accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 11.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 175 kmph. CO2 emissions are 213 g/km and combined fuel consumption 8.1 kmpl.
Sharing his thoughts on this occasion, Sandeep Singh, DMD and COO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said –
“Ever since Prado’s launch in India in 2004, customer response to the Prado’s legendary quality, durability and reliability has been very good and we would like to thank our customers for this appreciation. Owing to its Land Cruiser heritage, the Prado has earned its name as an all terrain luxury SUV and appeals not only to SUV buyers but also to buyers of other luxury car segments alike. A perfect combination of manoeuvrability and interior luxury, we are certain that the Indian customers will experience superior comfort and luxury while driving the New Prado.”
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