Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Refreshed with New Looks, More Luxury

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Refreshed with New Looks, More Luxury

Can the Land Cruiser still cut it against fresher SUVs?

Do we get the V8 version now?

The smaller 2.7-litre petrol mill is capable of producing 161hp and 245Nm of peak torque while the range-topping 4.0-litre engine makes 249hp and 380Nm of twisting force.

THE TOYOTA FJ CRUISER was designed for the United States market and meant to be a modern take on the original FJ LandCruiser... we can see the link. For example the updated hood has been shaped to improve downward visibility and the center of the bumper is shaped like a skid plate.

Toyota Australia has unveiled the new, 2018 LandCruiser Prado, which brings in a new-look front end and updated design elements, increased technology and features, and amped up interior quality. In profile, the vehicle looks different thanks to a taller front bumper plus realigned wing lines and bumpers, all on the same horizontal axis. When the FJ Cruiser was cancelled from Australia previous year, Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said, "The FJ rides into the sunset as a vehicle renowned for its ability to traverse rugged outback trails while offering plenty of utility for all types of activities and being equally well-suited for everyday driving". It's now 60 millimeters (2.3 inches) longer than its predecessor, and comes with 17 to 19 inches alloy wheels as well as LED technology for the brake lights.

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That said, the body-on-frame construction does lend itself to strength and durability, and the car's all-terrain system has been created to allow even unskilled drivers to make the most its off-road performance.

This is a comprehensive suite of pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and automatic high beam.

While Australian specs have not been confirmed, Japanese variants will offer a wider choice of five- and seven-seat options in a revised cabin that includes a new steering wheel and reshaped dashboard with a tablet-style navigation system and new metal highlights. A blind spot monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert is also available.

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