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 Length1825 (5 seat); 2525 (7 seat)
Interior Width1550 (5 seat); 1565 (7 seat)
Interior Height1175 (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
Seats5 (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 code1GD-FTV
No of cylinders4 in line
Bore (mm)92.0
Stroke (mm)103.6
Displacement (cm3)2755
Fuel typeDiesel
Injection systemHigh-pressure, direct
Max Output (kW)130 @ 3400rpm130 @ 3400rpm
Max Torque (Nm)420 @ 1400rpm450 @ 1600rpm
Fuel economy*
Combined (l/100km)7.98.0
Extra Urban (l/100km)7.07.0
Urban (l/100km)9.49.7
CO2 emissions#
Combined (g/km)208211
Emission certificationEURO 5EURO 5
Max speed (km/h)175175
Acceleration 0 to 100km/h (sec)15.817.6
Min Turning Radius Tyre (m)5.85.8
Min Turning Radius  Body (m)5.95.9
4WD systemConstant four-wheel drive; two-speed transfer case with lockable centre Torsen LSD
Transmission model codeRA61FAC 60F
Transmission gear ratio
Final drive ratio3.727:13.909:1
Brake type – FrontVentilated disc brake with fixed 4-piston calliper
Brake type – RearVentilated disc brake with floating single-piston calliper
Brake Size Front diameter (mm)338
Brake Size Rear dimeter (mm)312
Parking brake controlFloor-mounted lever
Suspension Type – FrontDouble Wishbone with stabiliser bar
Suspension Type – RearFour link with coil springs and stabiliser bar; air springs with self-levelling and Adaptive Variable Suspension on Kakadu
Steering gear typeRack & Pinion
Power assist typeIntegral
Steering ratio overall15.7
Turns lock to lock3.0
Rims17×7.5J (GX & GXL); 18×7.5J (VX & Kakadu
Tyres265/65R17 (GX & GXL); 265/60R18 (VX & Kakadu)
Spare tyreFull sized


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