2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 29 August 2013 , 17:08:05 byDan

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

The long awaited moment for disclosing the 2013 Land Cruiser Prado has arrived.


The auto has been described as ` one of the most technically advanced and easy to use 4WD vehicles in the world `. The spruced up version features an enlarged grille, restyled headlights and a brand new front  fascia. The manufacturer admits that the aesthetic turnover will not be enjoyed by everyone however, this should build up ` toughness, reliability and outstanding off-road performance.`


On the back side of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado the changes seem to be less definite. The modifications include a new license plate garnish and adjusted taillights. The manufacturer presents four new vibrant and well defined colors: Attitude Black Mica, Bronze Mica Metallic, Dark Green Mica and Dark Blue Mica.


Moving on to the cabin, this is featured with a 4.2 inch multi- information screen which provides: ` significantly enhanced off-road driving assistance with the addition of new angle gauge, traction control operation at each wheel and differential lock operation screens`. While the cabin may seem somewhat familiar, this brings a set of novelties of its own, distinguishing improved second and third row of seats as well as a revised instrument cluster and updated trim. What is more, the model presents a late version of a central stack featuring a new dial for controlling the Multi-terrain select system and a newly developed audio control panel.


Regarding the motor, it is 4.0-liter V6 and produces 282 HP (207 kW) and (283 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a five speed automatic transmission which permits the auto to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.2 ( 10.6 with manual transmission) seconds. Furthermore, the top speed is 180 km/h (111 mph).