Simply venture wherever you want and make tough look effortless in one of the most complete and intelligent 4x4s yet. Aimed at those who enjoy the outdoors, we review the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3.0D VX at Toyota Kempton Park.

The great outdoors

The Land Cruiser Prado has a combined design in the front with a raised radiator grille, fender tops, and headlamps that make for a bigger visual impact, while large openings on the grille allow for optimum cooling performance. The vertical inner grille has the classic Land Cruiser look with broad chrome-finished bars.

A raised bumper and imposing 18” wheels on the VX and VX-L models (17” wheels on the TX models) gives the Prado a rugged and dynamic appearance, which is completed by colour-coded, illuminated, heated, power and retractable side mirrors.

The Land Cruiser Prado comes with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Headlamps (VX models) and LED Auto High Beam (AHB) Headlamps (VX-L models). This 4×4 adds another touch with distinctive C-shaped combination lamps at the rear to complete a look of pure boldness.

The great indoors

The interior of the Land Cruiser Prado comes with superior detailing and functionality. The central instrument panel with 4.2-inch TFT display, allows you to control the drive settings with ease. There is also a built-in cooler box, front and rear seat heaters and driver and passenger seat ventilation, together with dual zone air conditioning.

There are electronically adjustable driver and passenger seats on all models and additional driver seat memory in VX and VX-L models. You can keep your eyes on the road with a smart and conveniently positioned Audio Visual Navigation System (AVN), on VX and VX-L models only.

The Land Cruiser Prado comes with a top-class audio system, on an enlarged 8-inch display with a tablet-like design and 14 quality speakers (six speakers on TX models).

Power & performance

The 3.0D VX derivative has 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque and on the VX-L models Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) taking the functionality to the next level. This technology maintains vehicle speed and dynamically maintains a safe following gap between you and the vehicle in front of you based on a selection of four cruise gaps.

Safety features

The Land Cruiser Prado comes standard with ISOFIX seatbelt anchors to keep the kids safe in the back. The entire Prado range also comes equipped with even more safety features like: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Hill-Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (ATRC), Trailer-Sway Control (TSC), Downhill-Assist Control (DAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) as well as Park Distance Control (front and rear on VX and VX-L models).

Contact Toyota Kempton Park for more information about the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, or to book a test drive.

Source: Toyota South Africa

By Wanita Wallace