With pricing starting from R1,2-million the new Toyota Prado luxury offroader is in dealer showrooms and this rendition comes in three specification grades and, according to Toyota, the brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado returns to its roots, emphasizing its core essence  and with references back to the original ‘BJ’ some seven decades ago.

New Toyota Prado front view

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Under the hood, the new Land Cruiser Prado has a 150 kW 2,8-litre turbo-diesel engine coupled with a newly introduced eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission, enabling it to tow loads of up to 3 500 kg.

The TX variant establishes a solid foundation with features such as a fully leather-upholstered cabin and heated passenger seats.

Stepping up, the VX-R variant boasts additional luxuries, including a digital rear-view mirror and an enlarged infotainment screen. Sitting atop the lineup, the First Edition is available in limited quantities and for a restricted period. Distinguished by its classic round headlamps, the First Edition stands apart from its counterparts, the TX and VX-R, which sport rectangular headlights.

Driver view of the new Toyota Prado

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In the realm of connectivity, all Toyota owners can create a personal MyToyota profile, offering a platform to access vehicle-related information and services. By opting in, owners gain access to in-car WiFi capability, complemented by a range of Connect services.

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  • Prado 2.8GD TX – R1 296 300
  • Prado 2.8GD VX-R – R1 448 900
  • Prado 2.8GD 1st Edition – R1 462 400
  • Prado 2.8GD 1st Edition Bi-Tone – R1 472 600

Each Toyota Land Cruiser Prado model comes standard with a 9-services/90 000 km service plan and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty.

Colin Windell