Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2014

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota Land Cruiser 2014

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new look for legendary Prado

interior with added

Under-the-skin changes – suspension and extra safety kit

Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado has a metamorphosis with bolder styling, a more refined and even better handling for

Ringing the exterior changes is an redesign with a deeper bumper, heritage-inspired grille and styled alloy wheels reinforce the Prado’s toughness, and legendary off-road prowess.

too have benefited from upgrades that raise convenience and ease of use with new audio systems as well as a dashboard featuring improved detailing and features.

Under-the-skin comprises upgrades to the electronically-modulated Dynamic Suspension System to enhance handling and ride characteristics.

Finally, Toyota has functionality by providing additional guidance aids such as Spot Monitoring and a Tyre Warning system on the VX and Trailer Control (standard across the that assists when by negating the possible unpleasant of crosswinds or bumpy roads.

SA Motors Senior Vice of Sales and Marketing, Calvyn says the upgrades will the Land Cruiser Prado as one of the technically advanced and easy-to-use 4WD in the world.

“Land Cruiser has become renowned in the 4WD market for its of rugged performance and premium

“The latest improvements enhance Prado’s rock-solid as one of the world’s toughest and most 4x4s while offering the comfort and on-tar performance are important to today’s customer,” says.

Toyota Prado New Look

The new Prado front-end is the stand-out feature of the redesign, led by a front bumper, heritage-inspired and new light clusters.

Toyota has a more prominent grille marks an evolution of the traditional of five parallel vertical giving them a stronger

The new grille and restyled headlamp form a single, powerful-looking which has been positioned to make it less vulnerable to when driving off-road.

A touch is the inclusion of discreet Cruiser branding above the signal lamp within the casing. Headlights and daylight lamps are LED on the VX.

The oversize bumper’s design protects the headlights its sharply trimmed lower minimises the effect of the front on the vehicle’s off-road abilities.

In to being electrically-adjustable and retractable, the mirrors on TX models are now also in the case of VX models, added comes in the form of Blind Monitoring.

The latter warns the if there is a vehicle in the blind on either side, using radars to detect other in adjacent lanes. It informs the of the presence of a vehicle by illuminating in the relevant exterior mirror. The indicator will remain as long as the vehicle is detected. It flash when the turn is operated while another is in the blind spot ( a summary of the changes on the new Prado is included at the end of document ).

There is no change to the circle (11.6 metres) or (32°), departure (25°) and (22°) angles, safeguarding excellent agility, manoeuvrability and supremacy.

The vehicle profile is by newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels for TX and 18-inch alloys for VX versions.

Moving to the changes are more subtle but just as eye-catching as the Prado’s new

Tail-light clusters have redesigned with clear blocks inset with red Once again, the Land logo is neatly integrated the lamp casing.

Aesthetics Toyota has also increased the new aerodynamic stability thanks to stabilising fins on the exterior base and rear combination

In addition, there are front and spats to smooth air flow the tyres and wheel housings, and a undercover to channel air flow the rear tyres for a smooth behind the vehicle. A rear smooths air flow from the A front deflector corrects air coming through the radiator to reduce turbulence. The front is designed to push air flow from the sides of the vehicle, to the flow towards the rear. has a drag co-efficient of 0.35.)

are two striking new exterior colours: Blue Metallic”, a dark mica paint, and “Liquid Metallic”, a mid-tone khaki

VX versions are available with an electrically-operated sunroof.

Toyota Smarter more functional with added kit

The Prado’s décor has similarly been Revised interior trims and create a more elegant for this seven-seater SUV with touches such as double for better tactile appeal and higher perceived quality.

seat upholstery is standard on TX and VX models but in the case of the latter, the door panels are also in leather, plus you get the option of an colour palette in addition to the black treatment. The front arm on both models now come slide functionality.

A welcome new on both trim levels is the of power-adjustable front seats memory (eight-way adjustment for the and four-way for the passenger seat).

To ease of entry and exit for occupants, the forward-folding angle of the seats has been increased by than 12 degrees. The floor has lowered by 38.1mm at the third row of to increase foot space.

heating is extended to the outboard seats in VX models, offering operation with two temperature

The bottom line is that the upgrade focuses on making the drive systems easier to and monitor.

Prado’s revised dashboard design, for example, a strong horizontal form by a prominent vertical centre that is ergonomically efficient.

Within the upper console, a new control panel has been above the seven-inch full screen (new for TX), shows reverse camera on all grades and satellite navigationon VX as well as displaying multimedia and content.

The revised driver’s binnacle incorporates new tachometer and dials – Optitron for VX. (Optitron is a light that illuminates gauges in such a way that seem to “float” in the middle of a background at night. It also is to see them in daylight.) The VX model features a new 4.2-inch colour TFT display (MID) located the Optitron dials. Operating in with a switch on the steering it provides significantly enhanced driving assistance. Information individual wheel traction steering angle and differential operation can be displayed simultaneously for driver assistance in challenging

Top-level VX models get a Multi-Terrain which gives drivers guidance when negotiating obstacles by relaying video via four cameras located at the rear and sides of the vehicle.

Select is another VX standard. feature automatically controls outputs and braking inputs to the swiftest progress over a of surfaces. The main change is this feature is now operated by a

The driver can select the appropriate according to terrain. Multi-Terrain regulates wheel-spin, while ABS regulates lock-up to maximise in any off-road scenario. Multi-Terrain is an evolution of Toyota’s A-TRAC traction control system) and All-Terrain ABS, thereby a wider range of slip

Also, a fifth mode, to negotiate a combination rocks and has been added to the previous loose rock, mud and sand, and ( middelmannetjie ) modes.

This new offers simple, intuitive of both the Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control speed – the latter is standard on the VX models.


This dial and the adjacent 4WD and Variable Suspension (VX only) switches feature knurling and for maximum clarity and ease of even under extreme driving conditions.

Lastly, automatic climate control its debut across the Prado replacing the previous manual system.

Under the skin of the Prado

Land Cruiser has the choice of two proven engines – a V6 petrol engine with VVT-i and a three-litre turbo-diesel.

The V6 petrol delivers 202kW of at 5600rpm and 381Nm of torque at It is mated to a five-speed automatic with sequential shifting.

fuel economy is 11.5 per 100km and the CO 2 reading is 266g per

Prado’s 16-valve, DOHC turbo-diesel pumping out 120kW at and 400Nm between 1,600 and is likewise matched to a five-speed automatic transmission offering a fuel economy of 8.5 litres/100km. CO 2 are pegged at 224g/km.

Prado’s Super ECT five speed transmission has a gated sequential and optimum shift feel to an electronically controlled hydraulic system. Prado automatic can be in conventional automatic mode the shift lever in ‘D’ or in manual using the sequential shift

This transmission is matched to a four-wheel drive system a lockable Torsen centre and two-speed transfer case. has a dial to control the high/low rather than a conventional

VX versions additionally feature a differential lock and CRAWL – Toyota’s low-speed off-road system.

The new Land Cruiser with an improved version of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension (KDSS) technology originally in Australia. The refined KDSS handling stability and ride including smoother front-rear transfer during cornering.

controls Prado’s front and stabiliser bars, providing stability and ride comfort on and longer wheel stroke for traction off road. KDSS on Land Cruiser 200 Series in and was upgraded with electronic when the current-generation Land Prado was launched in 2009.

Prado VX versions have the features of Adaptive Variable (AVS) front and rear, and rear air suspension.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Upgrades to KDSS include increased rod diameter and rear-cylinder piston These changes have input force by optimising the of the hydraulically-controlled front and rear

Toyota has therefore optimised the stabiliser bar diameter and thickness, stabiliser bar bush inner front lower-arm stabiliser thickness and the frame KDSS thickness.

KDSS gives two previously contradictory benefits: wheel articulation for challenging driving and greater on-road and handling. The system improves safety, off-road capability and driving comfort and confidence.

The of electronics, powered by its own electronic unit (ECU), makes the system more sensitive to on vehicle speed, steering yaw rate, and longitudinal and lateral or deceleration.

At low speed, for example, the ECU that stabiliser bar resistance is – to provide optimal wheel The KDSS ECU varies stabiliser bar to suit the driving conditions – via control cylinders front and

Toyota Land Cruiser now has an additional layer of confidence and for owners who use their vehicle for in the form of Trailer Sway – standard across the range.

sway control is enabled by, and with, the existing vehicle control technologies to aid the driver in the that a trailer starts to from side to side. It is to suppress swaying that can be by factors such as crosswinds, roads and sharp turns of the wheel.

It detects trailer based on information from the yaw-rate sensor, acceleration and steering sensor. If sway is the system uses deceleration and yaw-moment control to suppress the A slip indicator in the instrument warns the driver while the lamps illuminate to alert drivers. The system operates and does not require the addition of or any change to the trailer.

Toyota Prado Revisions/additions at a

Redesigned and repositioned headlamp (incorporating LED DRLs – VX)

New design

New design rear combination

New front bumper and grille

change on the back door

New 17-inch alloys – TX

New 18-inch – VX

Heated outside electric/retractable – TX

Electric outside mirrors Blind Spot Monitoring – VX

Automatic climate control manual air conditioning) – TX

Power seats (8-way driver passenger) with sliding armrest

Seat heating – front passenger 2 nd row from TX 3.0

New display audio – TX

Redesigned binnacle

Redesigned centre

New dial control for Multi Select (additional “Rocks mode) – VX

Optitron instrumentation – VX

Sway Control

Sunroof – VX

Toyota Prado South Pricing, Warranty and Service

Land Cruiser Prado TX 4.0 V6 – R632 200 (incl. VAT)

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