Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV will be available in diesel variant from 9th June and Toyota dealers will start taking orders for the new variant from this month. Currently, Toyota markets the petrol variant of Land Cruiser Prado that is powered by a 232 bhp 4.0L V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Land Cruiser Prado Diesel will be powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine producing 282 bhp of power and 66.2 kg-m of peak torque. The diesel car is available in several Toyota markets across the globe and this V8 engine has a reputation of delivering smooth performance and is acclaimed to provide speeds in excess of 200 km/h. The SUV comes with four wheel drive and has a spirited 6-speed automatic transmission with manual override function.
The Land Cruiser Prado Diesel has a non-nonsense boxy design highlighted by prominent wheel arches, large bumpers and a thick chrome-bound grille which gives it a dominating presence. The interiors are loaded with lots of wood and leather to keep most luxury car buyers happy.
For the Indian market, Toyota Motors imports Prado from Japan as a completely built unit (CBU). Similarly, the Prado Diesel too will be treated similarly and will come with an enhanced price tag owing to import taxes and duties.