Toyota Boosts Style and Safety for LandCruiser Prado

Toyota has improved the safety and styling of its best-selling LandCruiser Prado large SUV range, introducing new active safety technology on lower variants while boosting the visual appeal of the family off-roader.

  • Additional safety equipment now standard across the range
  • Styling enhancements for GX, VX and Kakadu grades
  • Updates increase appeal of popular LandCruiser Prado range

Following a comprehensive update in August 2020, the Prado has been further upgraded, with additional advanced safety features that were previously reserved for higher-grade variants.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the safety of all Toyota customers was of utmost importance.

“We are committed to ensuring our customers benefit from the peace of mind that comes with the latest advanced safety features,” Mr Hanley said.

“These safety updates, along with the range of visual enhancements, ensure there has never been a better time to explore Australia’s vast backyard in a Prado,” he said.

The safety of entry-level GX and GXL variants has been bolstered with the addition of blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert1 as standard, joining existing Toyota Safety Sense1 features such as high-speed active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and the pre-collision safety system with day/night pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection.

GX grades also feature more premium exterior appointments with a chrome-accented grille and puddle lamps.

VX and Kakadu variants have been upgraded with larger new design 19-inch alloy wheels with an ‘Active’ design for the VX and ‘Prestige’ design for the Kakadu.

All Prado grades are powered by a strong, efficient 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing maximum outputs of150kW and 500Nm, and mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Combined cycle fuel economy is listed at 7.9 litres/100km2, with CO2 emissions of 209 g/km3.

The Prado is designed for extended journeys with a total of up to 150-litre fuel capacity offered through the SUV’s 87-litre main tank and 63-litre sub tank on versions that have the full-size spare wheel mounted on the tailgate.

The Prado remains an ideal vehicle for family adventure, with a braked towing capacity of 3000kg4 and strong off-road capability.

Complementing its interior flexibility, all variants bar the GX can be specified with the flat tailgate option pack, which moves the full-size spare tyre from the tailgate to under the body of the vehicle.

The Prado has become a staple in Australian homes, being the most popular vehicle in its segment for 11 of the last 13 years – an achievement it is on track to replicate in 2021.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL update 1
Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing*

LandCruiser Prado GX (5-seat) $60,830
LandCruiser Prado GXL $67,530
LandCruiser Prado VX $77,157
LandCruiser Prado Kakadu $87,807

Options pricing*

Third-row seat (GX only) $2,550
Leather-accented premium seats (GXL only) $3,470
Premium paint $675
Flat Tailgate (GXL, VX, Kakadu) $0

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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