2018 Land Cruiser Prado

Frankfurt Motor Show: 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado


Revised 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado range to offer more standard safety equipment, more refined styling inside and out and the diesel engine as the sole engine choice 

Toyota has unveiled the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado range at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the updated 4×4 boasting improved levels of standard equipment and updated interior and exterior styling. Toyota Australia has also decided to dump the 4.0 litre 207kW/381Nm petrol V6 leaving the 2.8 litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 2.8-litre turbo-diesel with 450Nm of torque if it’s mated to the six-speed automatic, and 420Nm if customers choose the six-speed manual.

Toyota has updated the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system so it can now detect cars and people. AEB is now fitted to all models including the base model GX, along with the family-favourite mid-spec GXL, where it was only available on the upper-spec VX and Kakadu models in the previous range.

Adaptive cruise is also now available across the range along with automatic high beams and lane departure warning. The VX benefits from blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, safety features that were once Kakadu exclusive.

Cosmetically, the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado bears a closer resemblance to its Land Cruiser brother, and Toyota claims that the front has been redesigned to give drivers better downward visibility. Inside, there are new materials and the dashboard, instrument cluster and centre console have all been mildly re-styled for a more sophisticated look and feel.

Toyota Australia will provide more information and pricing for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado range closer to the local launch in November.

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