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Refreshed 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specification

Toyota has upgraded its top-selling LandCruiser Prado range, refreshing the styling while adding advanced active-safety technology to entry-level GX and mid-spec GXL automatic models, and increasing value for money across the board.

Australian retail price has been reduced by up to $1200 across the four-tier Prado line-up, while new 5 and 7-seat GX automatic models receive significant specification upgrades for a $400 increase.

Introduced at the Frankfurt motor show and due in Australia in November, the updated Prado is distinguished by more modern and robust exterior styling and a higher quality interior design.

Prado’s freshened exterior features a bonnet sculpted in the centre to enhance downward visibility with fenders that have been re-profiled to help drivers more easily locate the vehicle extremities.

The revised grille – displaying broad vertical bars with slit-shaped cooling openings finished in chrome – is flanked by restyled headlamps with main beams positioned inboard to avoid damage from obstacles during off-road driving.

Lower corners on the new front and rear bumpers kick upwards to enhance off-road manoeuvrability. The redesigned rear includes new lamp clusters and a smaller rear garnish plate incorporated within the number-plate surround.

Inside the more upscale interior, the dashboard, instrument binnacle and switchgear are newly designed. The revised centre console, which incorporates a flush-surface air-conditioning control panel, has a lower profile at the top for a sleeker appearance and improved forward visibility.

Advanced safety features – now standard equipment on all LandCruiser Prado auto models – are pre-collision safety system (PCS) with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, active cruise control (ACC), lane departure alert and auto high beam. PCS and ACC were previously exclusive to high-grade VX and Kakadu.

Towing capacity for all automatic models has been increased by 500kg to 3000kg and a rear differential lock has been added to auto GXL and VX grades.

The new LandCruiser Prado range is exclusively diesel powered, with prices starting at $53,490 plus on-road costs for GX manual – a $600 price reduction while adding satellite navigation and Toyota Link connected mobility.

Largest price reduction is $1200 for GXL manual, which has the added features of Bi-LED head lamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED fog lamps and sun-visor lamp.

Popular GXL automatic has all these new features, as well as advanced safety equipment, rear differential lock, Optitron instruments and colour MID.

A $3500 option pack for GXL adds leather-accented trim, ventilated and power-operated front seats, and heated front and second-row seats.

Further active safety upgrades see VX grade gain panoramic view monitor and multi-terrain monitor, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. Raised specification in VX also includes ventilated front seats, cool box and LED fog lamps, while the price is reduced by $911.

Top of the range Kakadu now has drive mode select and panoramic view monitor while benefiting from a $1121 price reduction.

There are two new exterior colours, Peacock Black and Dusty Bronze. GX and GXL have grey fabric trim with the option of black leather-accented trim on GXL auto. VX and Kakadu are offered with Black and Beige leather-accented trim.

In Australia, the Prado is powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder common-rail direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine shared with the Toyota Fortuner. Mated to the six-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain develops a strong 450 Nm of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. When mated to the six-speed manual transmission available in the GX or GXL, this engine develops peak torque of 420 Nm from 1,400 to 2,600 rpm. Maximum power is 130kW at 3400rpm.

The 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine will no longer be offered in Australia due to overwhelming consumer preference for the turbo-diesel engine (98.8% of sales).

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado line-up and pricing (excluding on-roads)

GX manual $53,490 -$600
GXL manual $59,990 -$1,200
VX auto $73,990 -$911
KAKADU auto $84,490 -$1,121

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Technical Specification

Length (mm) 4995
Width (mm) 1885
Height (mm) GX, 1845; GXL & VX, 1890; Kakadu, 1880
Wheelbase (mm) 2790
Front track (mm) 1585
Rear track (mm) 1585
Ground clearance (mm) 219
Approach angle (deg) 30.4
Departure angle (deg) 23.5
Ramp-over angle (deg) 21.1
Max wading depth (mm) 700
Interior Length 1825 (5 seat); 2525 (7 seat)
Interior Width 1550 (5 seat); 1565 (7 seat)
Interior Height 1175 (with moonroof); 1240
Max kerb weight (kg)^ GX man, 2230; GXL man, 2315; GX auto, 2240; GX auto 7-seat, 2300; GXL auto 2325; VX, 2385; Kakadu, 2455
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 2990
Seats 5 (GX), 7 opt (GX), 7 (other grades)
Main fuel tank (litres) 87
Sub fuel tank (litres) 63
Towing – unbraked (kg)^^ 750
Towing – braked (kg)^^ Man, 2500; auto, 3000
Engine Model code 1GD-FTV
No of cylinders 4 in line
Bore (mm) 92.0
Stroke (mm) 103.6
Displacement (cm3) 2755
Fuel type Diesel
Injection system High-pressure, direct
Manual Automatic
Max Output (kW) 130 @ 3400rpm 130 @ 3400rpm
Max Torque (Nm) 420 @ 1400rpm 450 @ 1600rpm
Fuel economy*
Combined (l/100km) 7.9 8.0
Extra Urban (l/100km) 7.0 7.0
Urban (l/100km) 9.4 9.7
CO2 emissions#
Combined (g/km) 208 211
Emission certification EURO 5 EURO 5
Max speed (km/h) 175 175
Acceleration 0 to 100km/h (sec) 15.8 17.6
Min Turning Radius Tyre (m) 5.8 5.8
Min Turning Radius  Body (m) 5.9 5.9
4WD system Constant four-wheel drive; two-speed transfer case with lockable centre Torsen LSD
Transmission model code RA61F AC 60F
Type Manual Automatic
Transmission gear ratio
First 4.171 3.600
Second 2.190 2.090
Third 1.488 1.488
Fourth 1.193 1.000
Fifth 1.000 0.687
Sixth 0.799 0.580
Reverse 3.607 3.732
Final drive ratio 3.727:1 3.909:1
Brake type – Front Ventilated disc brake with fixed 4-piston calliper
Brake type – Rear Ventilated disc brake with floating single-piston calliper
Brake Size Front diameter (mm) 338
Brake Size Rear dimeter (mm) 312
Parking brake control Floor-mounted lever
Suspension Type – Front Double Wishbone with stabiliser bar
Suspension Type – Rear Four link with coil springs and stabiliser bar; air springs with self-levelling and Adaptive Variable Suspension on Kakadu
Steering gear type Rack & Pinion
Power assist type Integral
Steering ratio overall 15.7
Turns lock to lock 3.0
Rims 17×7.5J (GX & GXL); 18×7.5J (VX & Kakadu
Tyres 265/65R17 (GX & GXL); 265/60R18 (VX & Kakadu)
Spare tyre Full sized


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