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Checkout The New 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Termed "The Beast" Unveiled Yesterday

Toyota never cease to amaze the world with their massive inventions. The company has launched its new Land Cruiser Prado in South Africa with a new trim level, new safety features and some exterior changes.

The Prado range has previously consisted of two grades, the mid-level TX and high-grade VX. Toyota has now added a third grade, called VX-L to the model line-up. The VX-L model combines all the features of the VX whilst adding a power-operated tilt-and-slide moonroof and comprehensive active safety assistance package.


The diesel powered Prados retain the  3.0 D-4D engine offering 120 kW and 400 Nm, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The 4.0-litre petrol engine produces 220kW 381Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Off-road features

All Prado models get Toyota’s active traction control system (A-TRAC) and a  low-range transmission with user-selectable rear and centre diff-locks and hill assist control (HAC). All variants, except for the entry-level TX model, get a Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) mode selector. The five modes are: mud & sand, loose rock, mogul, rock & dirt and rock and these can be selected by rotary knob mounted centrally.

All derivatives besides the entry-level TX model also get downhill assist control (DAC). The 4.0 V6 derivatives additionally feature ‘Drive Mode Select’ which offers five modes; Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Normal and Eco; to adapt vehicle dynamics according to driver preference.


The bonnet, grille and bumper of the Prado have been modified, plus it gains 17-inch alloys on TX and high-gloss painted 18-inch rims on VX and VX-L derivatives. The overall length has been increased by 60mm to 4 840mm and the Prado has a minimum turning circle of 5.8 metres contributes to manoeuvrability.


The top of the new centre console tower has been set slightly lower “for a sleeker appearance and better front-on visibility when driving off-road”. It is fitted with a new eight-inch, full-colour multimedia screen, a flush-fitting air conditioning control panel and the drivetrain-related instrument cluster.

Two interior colour schemes are available: Black and new elegant ‘Neutral Beige’. A matte-finish Walnut wood trim is paired with the Black interior, whilst the Beige iteration is paired with a modernistic matte “blonde wood” accent.

Model Line-up and Pricing

Land Cruiser Prado 3.0D TX               N24m
Land Cruiser Prado 4.0 V6 VX            N27m
Land Cruiser Prado 3.0D VX               N27.8m
Land Cruiser Prado 4.0 V6 VX-L        N28.6m
Land Cruiser Prado 3.0D VX-L           N29.5m

All Land Cruiser Prado models include a 5 year/90 000 kilometre service plan and 3 year/100 000 kilometre warranty.  Give us a call and we deliver to your doorstep...

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