The Toyota Land Cruiser is the boss when it comes to proper off-roading and driving under conditions where many other SUV's would probably be scared to go. While it is great off- road something like the Porsche Cayenne can teach it a thing or two when it comes to on- road handling.
The smaller more nimble Land Cruiser Prado on the other hand is cheaper and now in its facelifted avatar looks a lot better. If you might remember Toyota had launched the Land Cruiser Prado a long time back in India and we think at the 2014 Auto Expo we will get this new version.
At 4,780 mm, the new 5-door model is 20 mm longer than its predecessor and features a new grille which adds to the premium looks. The new headlamps add the now customary LED Day Time Running Lights. What rounds off the front are the new fog lamp design and a beefier front bumper. At the rear there are new lamp clusters having a red-accented, powerfully three-dimensional design. As with the headlamps, the 'Land Cruiser' logo is integrated
within the lamp casing.
Other changes include new 17 inch 6-spoke and 18 inch 12-spoke wheels plus four new colours. Inside the new Land Cruiser Prado has a new centre console upper panel, a new off- and on-road driving control switch panel, a new Optitron meter design with a new 4.2 inch colour TFT multi-information display.
In the engines department there is a 4.0 litre V6 petrol engine or a 3.0 litre, four- cylinder turbo diesel. The new Land Cruiser Prado adds the important luxury factor to the recipe and it seems when launched will give a compelling alternative to the German luxury SUV's.