Toyota Australia has taken its latest Prado 4WD back to where it all began, the Snowy Mountains, for the launch of a mid-life upgrade of this top-selling design. Toyota LandCruiser made its name during the building of the Snowy Mountains Scheme in the late 1950s and the most recent 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado went back to several of the hill tracks established during the structure of the huge hydro-electric job. There are not simply significant changes to the outside and inside of the Prado, however likewise improvements to seating gain access to, handling, suspension and 4WD devices. As part of the spruce up, Toyota has dropped the three-door Prado which managed sales of about simply ten a month with purchasers plainly liking the functionality of 5 doors.
2014 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO RANGE AND FEATURES
The 2014 Toyota Prado now has four versions: GX, a five-seater with optional 7 seats, the seven-seat GXL and VX, and leading of the range Kakadu. Typically GX is preferred by fleet buyers such as Australia’s mining sector. The quantity seller in the assortment is the GXL which has a sturdy adhering to with personal customers and accounts for about 70 per cent of Prado sales. VX and Kakadu interest deluxe purchasers and are specified correctly.
Rates start from $55,990 for the GX increasing to $91,590 for Kakadu. The Prado GX and GXL are noticeably various motor vehicles from the VX and Kakadu with different suspensions and 4WD devices.
Prado VX and Kakadu get LED headlights and daytime running lightings. The tail illumination clusters have also been re-designed. The Prado GX and GXL designs acquire 17-inch, six-spoke alloy tires while VX and Kakadu obtain 18-inch 12-spoke alloys. The lugging price remain at 2500 kg, which lots of mention is Prado’s powerlessness– although that’s not mirrored in sales figures.
2014 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO – ENGINES and STYLING
Engines continue to be the same with the 202 kW 4.0-litre petroleum, and 127 kW/410 Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel. The Prado GX and GXL come common with a six-speed manual transmission and offer an optional five-speed consecutive vehicle. Prado VX and Kakadu come typical with the automatic transmission. Gas intake is officially ranked at 8.5 litres per 100 km from the diesel and 11.5 L/100 km from the fuel.
The latest Toyota Prado has a bolder front, courtesy of a five-bar grille atop a big bumper. The grille attracts attention due to the fact that the installation has no base with the five bars embedded on the top of the bumper. The grille and restyled headlamp collections rest greater on the automobile and are further from damages method when off-road.
There is no change to the vital statistics of size or the off-road handling with the turning circle remaining at 11.6 metres while the technique, departure and ramp over angles are also untouched.
INFOTAINMENT & SECURITY OF SECURITY
The 2014 Toyota Prado has a modified interior with the center stacker having a new audio panel over the 7-inch complete color screen that reveals the altering cam pictures. There’s satellite navigating on VX and Kakadu. Prado GX acquires hand-operated air conditioning while the others have dual-zone a/c.
Australia’s grey-nomad community will be satisfied with the addition of trailer persuade manage. This intervenes to help the vehicle driver if a towed motor vehicle such as a campers comes to be unsettled by crosswinds, sharp change of direction or rugged roadways.
Prado has seven airbags, security and traction control, an emergency brake signal that automatically beams the stop lights to advise other vehicle drivers and a back perspective video camera.
2014 Toyota Prado Conclusion
With the Prado you pay most wherefore you don’t view: robust design and the been entitled to reputation that opts for it.
The truth that this Toyota doings this many things capably and without hassle, is the secret to its success.
You’ll never ever see a Prado with its tongue socializing alongside the roadway, with a caravan in tow. You could thank the security margins crafted into engines, drivetrains and tow rankings for that.
If you’re considering ‘the huge trip’, or reasoning of lugging something large to somewhere else, there can be few more secure bets than the Prado.
For what it could do, on road and off, for its track record and the higher trade-in values that possess it, it’s a blue-chip buy.