– 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
– The facelift version will be slightly pricier than the current one.
– The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado looks more robust, and features higher quality interior.
– The on and off-road dynamics of the SUV are better than the current model.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado carries more robust styling and higher quality interior.
The Indian arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has pulled out some really exciting products at the Auto Expo 2018. The carmaker unveiled its first premium mid-size sedan – Yaris sedan, Alphard hybrid luxury MPV as well as the 2018 model year Land Cruiser Prado at the event. Globally, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is in its fourth generation and received second major facelift in September 2017. Just so you know, the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado had its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The updated version of the SUV has a more robust appeal combined with higher quality interior and improved on and-off-road driving dynamics. Check Out: Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
– New 5-solt grille
– Revised LED headlamps with LED DRLs
– New bumpers
– Angular fog lamps
– Raised fender tops
– Multiple alloy wheel options
– New LED stop light
– Smaller rear garnish plate
– New exterior colours
– New dashboard styling
– Revised instrument cluster and centre console
– 8-inch infotainment display mounted low
– Toyota Touch 2 with Go system
– Navigation system
– Bluetooth connectivity
– Advanced voice recognition function
– 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display
– New leather clad gearlever
– Automatic climate control
– Front seat ventilation
– Rear seat heating and
– Heated washer nozzles
– An electric, heated windscreen
– Reverse tilting door mirrors
– Toyota Safety Sense
– New Tyre Pressure Warning System
– Blind Spot Monitor
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert Read – Toyota Alphard Luxury MPV Is Coming To India
The Japanese carmaker previewed the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift at the Delhi Auto Expo. The current model of the SUV was launched in India in 2013 and is due for a comprehensive upgrade. While its launch timeline is uncertain, it is expected to see a release sometime this year. However, there is no official word on its launch.
Toyota’s flagship SUV is, currently, available in a single LC200 VX variant priced at Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom). For 2018 model year, the SUV will receive radical aesthetic updates, expanded comfort and safety features and improved driving dynamics. With all these attributes, the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado could be slightly pricier than the current model. It is expected to be priced around Rs 1.40 crore. Similar to the outgoing model, the facelifted version will be brought to India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU).
The SUV facelifed model is already on sale in Australia at $73,990 (VX Automatic variant). Just so you know, Toyota sells the Land Cruiser Prado in more than 190 countries across the nation. Known for its on and off-road capabilities, sturdy body built and top-notch interior, the SUV dominates its segment in over 10 European nations. Pictures –Toyota CH-R Crossover Looks Stunning
In terms of appearance, the SUV’s new model looks more robust and appealing. The front end of the car has been adored by a new 5-solt grille standing more upright now, revised LED headlamps with LED DRLs (daytime running lights), re-designed bumper and angular fog lamp enclosures. The fender tops have been raised and bonnet has been redesigned for better downward visibility at the centre. Toyota offers the new Land Cruiser with multiple alloy wheels – six-spoke 17-inch alloys with new RRC (Rolling Resistance Coefficient) tyres, high gloss painted 18-inch and new 12-spoke machined finish 19-inch alloy wheels. Round the back, the SUV sports new LED stop light, revised bumper with pronounced corners and smaller rear garnish plate within the license plate surround.
Globally, the 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is available in 10 colour options including two new shades – Dusty Bronze and Peacock Black. The India-spec version will continue to be available in 11 paint schemes, namely, Attitude Black, Black, Blue Mica, Grey Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, White Pearl, Copper Brown Mica, Silver Metallic, Beige Mica Metallic, Dark Blue and Super White. Read: Toyota Rush SUV – All You Need To Know
Interior of the new Land Cruiser looks refreshing with new dashboard styling and revised instrument cluster and centre console design. The SUV gets a new, larger 8-inch infotainment display mounted low for better outward visibility. The Toyota Touch 2 with Go system supports Wi-Fi connectivity and provides access to Toyota customer portal and multiple applications. It also gets a 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display offering comprehensive infotainment and vehicle data. The gear lever has been reshaped and gets a new leather cladding.
What add more to its comfort and convenience quotient are automatic climate control, front seat ventilation, rear seat heating and, heated washer nozzles and an electric, heated windscreen and reverse tilting door mirrors. Features such as navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, advanced voice recognition function, white illumination for centre console, instrument panel and door switchgear, glove box lamps and new interior lighting scheme are also on offer. Read About – New Toyota Fortuner | New Toyota Innova Crysta
The 2018 Land Cruiser gets ‘Toyota Safety Sense’ that includes several active safety technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC0, Pre-Collision System (PCS) with a pedestrian recognition function, Road Sign Assist (RSA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Other safety equipment include a new, auto location Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Read – Upcoming Toyota Cars At 2018 Auto Expo
|Engine||4.5-litre turbocharged V8 Diesel|
|Max Power||262bhp @ 3,400rpm|
|Max Torque||650Nm @ 1,600rpm|
In the European market, the SUV facelift is offered with three engine options – a 161bhp, 2.7-litre petrol, a 177bhp, 2.8-litre, four-pot diesel and a 249bhp, 4.0-litre unit. While the 2.8L oil burner is paired to a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox options, the 2.7L gasoline and range-topping 4.0L motor come with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission respectively.
On the other hand, the India-spec Land Cruiser will continue to feature the 4.5-litre turbocharged V8 diesel engine that pushes out a maximum power output of 262bhp at 3,400rpm and a peak torque of 650Nm at 1,600rpm. Transmission will also remain unchanged – i.e. 6-speed automatic, supported by all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Read – Toyota Yaris ATIV Sedan Is India Bound
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||11.7 seconds|
Mechanically, the 2018 Land Cruiser will remain unchanged in India. Deriving its power from the 4.5-litre V8 engine, the SUV will return fuel economy of around 11kmpl. This turbocharged diesel powertrain can do 0-100kmph in 11.7 seconds and offers a top speed of 175kmph.