When it comes to big luxury family haulers that enjoy a spot of dirt, a few SUVs roll off the tongue rather quickly. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado being one of them.
Some of the changes are a redesigned front bumper and changes to improve quality and convenience through the addition of a new multi-media audio system.
But the biggest change is welcomed to the suspension setup as the Prado now boasts the electronically-modulated Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) to enhance handling and ride comfort characteristics.Sporting the 16-valve, 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, it pumps out 120kW of power and 400Nm of torque and is mated to the five-speed automatic transmission.
Capable of switching between high and low transfer via a dial plus the addition of a rear differential lock and ”crawl” control all add to the impressive list of off-road credentials.The diesel engine is fantastic from a fuel perspective and the surge of torque is great.
Overall, the Prado is a user-friendly car and despite it being such a technically advanced vehicle, its off-road traits have been simplified to make it an easy-to-use explorer. It’s no wonder then that families around the world have fallen in love with it and the best just got better.